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Pentax X70

Pentax X70

12MP Electronic Viewfinder Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom
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Editors' Ratings:
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
General

Brand Name

:
Pentax

Model Name

:
X70

Date Available

:
April 15, 2009
Physical

Camera Format

:
Electronic Viewfinder

Size (W x H x D)

:
4.4 x 3.2 x 3.9 in.

Weight (without batteries)

:
13.8 oz

Weight (with batteries)

:
14.5 oz

Easy to Use

:
Yes

Colors

:
Black

Body Material

:
Plastic

Weatherproof

:
No

Shockproof

:
No

Waterproof

:
No

Tripod Mount Available

:
Yes
Image Capture

Sensor Type

:
CCD

Sensor Size

:
6.0 x 4.4 mm

Effective Sensor Resolution

:
12.0 megapixels

Max Image Resolution

:
4000 x 3000 pixels

Shutter Lag Time (including auto-focus time)

:
0.7 - 1.4 sec

Power to First Shot Time

:
3.1 sec

Max Shooting Speed (continuous)

:
0.3 frames/sec

Max Shooting Speed (burst)

:
0.3 frames/sec
Video Capture

Video Available

:
Yes

HD Video Available

:
Yes

Video Sound Available

:
Yes

Video Stereo Sound Available

:
No

Video Zoom Available (while recording)

:
No

Max Video Resolution

:
1280 x 720 pixels

Max Video Frame Rate (max resolution)

:
15 frames/sec

Max Video Frame Rate (any resolution)

:
30 frames/sec
Lens System

Min Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
26 mm

Max Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
624 mm

Optical Zoom

:
24.0x

Digital Zoom

:
6.2x

Image Stabilization Type

:
Optical (sensor shift)

Image Stabilization Available

:
Yes

Manual Focus Available

:
No

Auto Focus Assist Light Available

:
Yes

Min Focus Distance (not macro)

:
15.7 in.

Min Focus Distance (macro)

:
0.4 in.

Interchangeable Lenses Available

:
No
Aperture and Shutter

Max Aperture (wide-angle)

:
f/2.8

Max Aperture (tele-photo)

:
f/5.0

Max Shutter Speed

:
1/4000 sec

Smile Detection Available

:
Yes
Exposure Controls

Min ISO Setting

:
50

Max ISO Setting

:
1600

Aperture Priority Mode Available

:
Yes

Shutter Priority Mode Available

:
Yes

Full Manual Exposure Mode Available

:
Yes

Face Detection Available

:
Yes

Exposure Compensation

:
+/- 2.0 EV
Viewfinder and Display

Viewfinder Available

:
Yes

Viewfinder Type

:
Electronic

Dioptric Adjustment Available

:
No

LCD Screen Size

:
2.7 in.

LCD Screen Resolution

:
230000 pixels

Display Mounting

:
Built-in
Flash

Flash Range (wide-angle)

:
29.9 ft

Flash Range (tele-photo)

:
29.9 ft

External Flash Connection Available

:
No
Image Storage

Storage Media

:
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Sensor Raw Format Available

:
No
Interfaces

Computer Interface

:
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)

Video Out Interface Available

:
Yes
Power

Battery Type

:
Proprietary Lithium Ion Rechargeable

Battery Life

:
170 shots

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