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    Pentax K-70 w/ smc DA 50mm F1.8 Camera

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    K-70 w/ smc DA 50mm F1.8
    A 24-megapixel camera from Pentax with an APS-C sensor, a 2.9-inch LCD, and an image stabilizer.
    Description
    A 24-megapixel camera from Pentax with an APS-C sensor, a 2.9-inch LCD, and an image stabilizer.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Image quality

    Image quality

    Image quality is based on tests performed in auto and manual mode using regular photos, low-light photos, and flash photos with consideration of their performance in terms of color reproduction, dynamic range, resolution, distortions, reflections, image stabilization, as well as movie quality.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Ease of use is our evaluation of the camera's controls, manual, response time and focusing.

     /  5
    Video quality

    Video quality

    Video quality mostly reflects footage shot in regular and low light, with audio quality and macro (close-up) capability also considered.

     /  5
    LCD quality

    LCD quality

    LCD quality is a judgment of images viewed under a number of lighting conditions.

     /  5
    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder is our evaluation of the quality of the viewfinder, including its accuracy in displaying the framing of the image that will be recorded.

     /  5
    Flash photos

    Flash photos

    Flash photo tests assess the quality of the built-in flash's light output and evenness of illumination at various distances.

     /  5
    Image stabilization

    Image stabilization

    Image stabilization is our evaluation of the camera's ability to compensate for handheld camera shake. This includes having a built-in image stabilizer in the camera body or the lens it was tested with. The test lens is specified in the camera's brand and model name.

     /  5
    Weight

    Weight

    Total weight of the camera body only, including battery.

     /  5
    Megapixels

    Megapixels

    A unit of measurement that shows how many million pixels an image sensor has. As a rule, the more megapixels you have, the larger you can print your image, or enlarge parts of an image without losing detail or image quality.

     /  5

    About

    The Pentax K-70 w/ smc DA 50mm F1.8 is part of the Cameras test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, SLR cameras models like the K-70 w/ smc DA 50mm F1.8 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Image quality Image quality is based on tests performed in auto and manual mode using regular photos, low-light photos, and flash photos with consideration of their performance in terms of color reproduction, dynamic range, resolution, distortions, reflections, image stabilization, as well as movie quality.

    Ease of use Ease of use is our evaluation of the camera's controls, manual, response time and focusing.

    Video quality Video quality mostly reflects footage shot in regular and low light, with audio quality and macro (close-up) capability also considered.

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