Summary: The Pentax Optio X70 features a wide-angle stabilized 24X optical zoom lens, a basic set of manual controls plus HD 720p movie-recording. The standout feature is obviously the zoom lens which lets photographers frame about anything but the high-definition movie-mode adds another dimension to what this camera can do. As for performance, compromises are expected but the Pentax X70 keeps image quality decently usable up to ISO 400.
Pros: Very versatile zoom from 26-624mm, Very good exposure and color accuracy, Reliable autofocus, Generally good white-balance, but not perfect, Effective stabilization, Good image sharpness, Fast startup and zoom, Good ergonomics, Solid build quality, Built in digital wide and panorama stitching, EVF protrudes for added comfort, Good LCD/EVF visibility
Cons: Noise visible at all ISO settings, Strong color cast above ISO 400, Useless ISO 800 and up, White-balance slow to lock, Complex lens distortion, Slow AF in low-light, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Too few zoom steps, Unresponsive controls, Display is completely blank in continuous drive, Exposure-priority only on half-press, Tiny and coarse EVF, Short battery life
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Excerpt: Pentax X70 - новинка этого года от японского лидера рынка фотоаппаратов Pentax Corporation, привлекла внимание сразу после анонса. Что же предлагают японцы купить потребителю за цену порядка полутысячи долларов?