Summary: The ultrazoom category is a force to be reckoned with in today’s market. Not only do these cameras offer a wide- to telephoto focal range; they cost less than a dedicated SLR. The Pentax X70 is a 12 megapixel powerhouse with a 24X optical zoom, the first entry from the same company that manufactures...
Pros: Exceptional focal range, Good high ISO performance, Manual control
Cons: Poor video quality, AF is slow, No RAW support
Excerpt: Product: Pentax X70 Digital Camera Manufacturer: Pentax Price: about $320 Author: Cameron ( aliencam ) Date: May 24, 2010 The Pentax X70 is an upper tier point-and-shoot camera in the fairly new “super-zoom” or “mega-zoom” category.
Lightweight, durable, and easy to use, this compact megazoom camera performs marvelously under most conditions.
Good Gear Guide.au
2 December 2009
Summary: The Pentax X70 is smaller and lighter than nearly every other camera in its class--depending on your hand size, that might be either good or bad. Although its diminutive size gives it a slightly fragile feel, I love being able to tuck the camera into my backpack or throw it around my shoulder and...
Pros: Small and lightweight for a megazoom, Very easy to use
Excerpt: Pentax’s X70 is a high-zoom digital compact camera. Built in the form factor of a dSLR but with a non-removable lens, the X70 offers a compromise between the ease and portability of a digital compact, and the raw power of an amateur digital SLR.
Summary: At the time of writing, Panasonic is running a massive TV ad campaign for its DMC-G1 mini-sized digital SLR camera, which I featured back in March. Unlike the Panasonic, this new Pentax doesn’t boast interchangeable lenses, but it is actually a smaller DSLR and also has an exceptional optical zoom –...
Summary: OK, on one level the unassuming looking Pentax X70 feels free of frills; there's no tilting rear screen, option to add external flash via a hotshoe, nor the ability to shoot in Raw as an alternative to JPEG, as offered on rival models towards the higher end of the pricing scale, but that said, if...
Excerpt: Le Pentax X70 fait partie de ces bridges à large focale : il possède en effet un zoom x24 équivalent 26-624 mm, assité évidemment par une stabilisation (ici par le capteur, qui est le 12 MP du moment). L’écran arrière est un 2,7 pouces traité antireflets.
Pros: Large plage de focales stabimlisée, Rafale conséquente (même si limitée à 5 MP), Vidéo HD
Cons: Un prix qui le place en concurrence avec les premiers prix des reflex qui auront une meilleure qualité d'image, plus particulièrement en haute sensibilité