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Pentax Optio X70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Pentax Optio X70. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and optics are on the whole positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the performance and durability. Views about the price and image quality are different.

usability, design, portability, optics, screen

size, durability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio X70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio X70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Pentax Optio X70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax Optio X70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pentax Optio X70 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax X70 Digital Camera

 

Pentax's first super-zoom camera comes under the spotlight

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax X70 digital camera

 

The Pentax X70 is a 12 megapixel, DSLR-styled digital camera notable chiefly for the whopping 24x optical zoom bolted on the front. The theory is that, with the broad focal range on offer (26-624mm in 35mm terms), the X70 will be all the camera that...

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

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

Offering itself up as a jack-of-all-trades tool, the X70 can either be used like a point and shoot on steroids, or a more creative device according to user experience or desire. It will seem immediately intuitive to use for anyone who has handled an...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : PC Advisor (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax X70 review

 

For the undemanding amateur photographer, the Pentax X70 is an easy-to-use compact/dSLR camera.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax X70 review

 

Pentax enters the superzoom market with a 12MP, 24x optical zoom monster

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : digicambuyer.co.uk (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax X70

 

A real shame as the handling and build are top notch, but image quality is below par in a number of situations and the image stabilisation not good enough to cope with the zoom

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax X70

 

ePHOTOzine has got one of the first Pentax X70 cameras and Matt Grayson is on hand to test it out.

Large zoom; Nice design; Decent build; Good weight distribution; Excellent focusing at extreme distance; Nice portrait results; Fringing is controlled well

Colours could be punchier

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Pentax X70

 

The Pentax X70 packs a 12Mp sensor and a 24x optical zooms lens, which gives the film equivalent of 26-624mm.

Expert review by : Danny Palmerlee (goodgearguide.com.au)

Pentax X70 digital camera

 

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

Small and lightweight for a megazoom, Very easy to use

Short battery life, Slightly hard to hold

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...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Danny Palmerlee (pcworld.com)

Pentax X70 Black Digital Camera Camera Review

 

Small and lightweight for a megazoom ; Very easy to use

Short battery life ; Slightly hard to hold

The 24X-optical-zoom Pentax X70 is one of the lightest, smallest megazoom cameras on the market, but it maintains "bigness" where it should: in the lens.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio X70 Review

 

GOLDEN, CO. (March 2, 2009) -- PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX X70 Megazoom digital camera featuring a high magnification 24X optical zoom lens with wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage housed in a highly portable, compact,...

May, 2009

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