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Pentax X70
Pentax X70

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Pentax X70

Pentax X70

We've given the X70 a grade of B.

Editor's Review

The X70 is meant to be an SLR-like compact camera, and offers a very long, 24x optical super-zoom lens, putting it at the forefront of long-range cameras. The X70 has a 12-megapixel sensor and is capable of recording video in 720p HD resolution, but only at 15fps, half that of most high-definition video modes.


  • 12-megapixels
  • 24x optical zoom
  • HD Video (720p, 15fps)
  • 2.7-inch LCD display
  • SD/SDHC memory storage
  • Part Number: X70
  • UPC: 027075149861
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2009

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Pentax X70 Reviews

Pentax X70 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Easy to use, with no problems. (Tony — 02/16/2010)
I have had no issues with my camera at all, very pleased with the clarity of shots, especially in macro 1cm mode. Produces very clear sharp images even at 24x zoom. Used mainly outdoors at beach and country locations, captures true to life images. Only complaint is no RAW mode.
  • 1.0 out of 5
Steer Clear (Jim — 08/23/2009)

I have had endless problems with this camera. They replaced the first camera the second time that I sent it back because of a bad sensor...most of the pictures had a purple tint to them. Pentax never checked to see if it was OK the first time. The replacement camera same problems, won't turn off, and half of the pictures have a purple tint to them. Customer service is very poor nobody is on the same page...very disappointed.