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Pentax X70

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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax X70

CNET
26 November 2009
  • Summary: Slow performance and photo quality concerns stop the otherwise very good Pentax X70 from being a winning megazoom.
  • Pros: Sharper photos than most megazoom cameras; plenty of shooting options; straightforward operation.
  • Cons: Slow performance; no full-resolution continuous shooting; crippled HD movie recording; noise even at lowest ISO sensitivities.
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Pentax X70 review

What Digital Camera
27 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Pentax enters the superzoom market with a 12MP, 24x optical zoom monster
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Pentax X70 review

Techworld
2 June 2009
  • Summary: As you can tell, we weren’t terribly impressed with the Pentax X70. It tries too hard to make photography easy and non-scary but, however talented a photographer you are and however adept at adjusting onboard settings to get the best results, it just doesn’t produce memorable photos.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax X70 Digital Camera

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Pentax’s first super-zoom camera comes under the spotlight
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Pentax X70

Maximum CPU
24 May 2010
  • 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. These are single lens cameras with large optical zooms, and a form factor slightly smaller than (but very similar to) most DSLR cameras.
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Overall 9
8.8

Pentax X70 – Review – 30

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
29 October 2009
  • 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. Serious glass At first glance the X70 really does look like a dSLR. The lens contains some serious glass (14 elements in 11 groups), and when fully extended equates to 624mm in 35mm terms.
  • Pros: Great image quality
  • Cons: Susceptible to noise in low light
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Overall 8
8.0

Lightweight, durable, and easy to use, this compact megazoom camera performs marvelously under most conditions.

Good Gear Guide.au
17 October 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 hardly know it's there. I'd just make sure I purchased a backup rechargeable battery to tote along with it.
  • Pros: Small and lightweight for a megazoom, Very easy to use
  • Cons: Short battery life, Slightly hard to hold
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Pentax X70

PhotographyBLOG
27 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Despite releasing an impressive run of cameras - particularly the K-7 and K-m - somehow Pentax's products have failed to stay long in the collective consciousness. Will its first big digital zoom in the misleadingly named X70 (this is actually a 24x zoom model) - joining the ranks of very similar 'bridge' models from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony et al - be the one to receive both critical plaudits and actual real-world sales?
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax X70 digital camera

Pocket Lint
16 September 2009
  • Pros: Big zoom capability from relatively compact dimensions, easy to use intuitive operation for the most part, good results achievable shooting handheld if plenty of light available
  • Cons: Plasticy build, resolution drops when choosing faster capture setting, no RAW capture option, disappointing results at ISO 800 and above, zoom disabled when shooting video
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Expert Review

howtospendit.ft.com
5 September 2009
  • 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 – the 35mm camera equivalent of 26mm-624mm – which means that the lack of interchangeable lenses won’t be a problem.
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