Product Comparison: Pentax KP vs Pentax K-70

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Pentax KP DSLR Camera with Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 Lens Kit Pairing the unique and low-light-optimized camera body with a The lens provides an equivalent focal length of 75mm for the camera's APS-C sensor, making this an ideal combo for portrait photography.
An all-weather digital SLR camera expands the boundaries of photo shooting, with new opportunities and discoveries in scenic photography The PENTAX K-70 has a compact body for easy carry-along to any outdoor shooting.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.3 MP
24.2 MP
Sensor Type
SMC Pentax-DA f/1.8 50mm
SMC Pentax-DA f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL WR
Size & Weight
3.98 in.
3.66 in.
5.18 in.
4.94 in.
2.99 in.
2.91 in.
24.8 oz.
24.27 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Pentax KP DSLR Camera
  • I will only comment on what makes this camera a five star item to me: fantastic photos; durability; ease of use; fairly priced; nice size.
  • Its compact size, which I like a lot; it feels very well-made and sturdy.
  • This camera really is the best of both worlds. It feels like a mirrorless in its compact size, and many of its features.
  • Image quality is superb and the Pentax limited lenses are an ideal fit for the KP, keeping the size compact and the appearance gorgeous. Great job Pentax!
  • This camera is a bit of an enigma to me. The size is approximate to micro-4/3 platforms, but the camera is heavy.
Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty
  • The K70 is a small camera that is a pleasure to hold. It fits well in my medium-size, male hands, and feels reassuringly solid.
  • While the small size of the Oly's is very convenient, I prefer the way the Pentax sits in my hands and I can operate it. It feels like the perfect fit.
  • Excellent lens,easy to understand menu,strong build,feels perfect in medium size hands,excellent results with high speed SD card,great looking.
  • This Pentax K70 is a bit more compact size and weight for those times when I just prefer to carry less.
  • I am not crazy about the weight of the camera as It is heavier than the canon I was previously using.
ISO Settings
Auto: 100-819200
Auto: 100-102400
Burst Mode
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Face Detection
Image File Format(s)
What customers say about "Imaging"
Pentax KP DSLR Camera
  • I take a lot of indoor photos in very dim light lighting without flash, and of the cameras I own, the KP has the best high ISO quality.
  • Picture quality has been fantastic with image stabilization that's been rock solid.
  • I shoot DNG and regularly use up to ISO 1600 and feel any noise or grain is minimal up to 1600.
  • JPEG image output looks very good. I haven't yet done any PP work from RAW.
  • The high ISO claims are rubbish. You can shoot ISO 819200, but the images are not presentable.
Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty
  • High ISO performance it pretty respectable. Not outstanding, but respectable.
  • I get away with an awful lot of high ISO stuff that would be seriously unusable with older cameras.
  • The Pentax cameras are even very low noise even with ISO 1600 3 minute shots. The Pentax is also great at picking up Hydrogen Alpha in nebulae.
  • It has a fast shutter speed, and a fast burst rate at six frames per second while shooting in RAW format. Image quality is outstanding especially in RAW format.
  • When shooting in continuous mode the file numbers are not always in the proper sequence and the capture time doesn't record fractions of a second.
Display Type
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
921000 dots
Touch Screen
Vari-angle Display
What customers say about "Display"
Pentax KP DSLR Camera
  • One ease of use feature that has been of great value has been the "info" display selections.
  • The deployable screen (now you get real low shots without laying in the mud) and the new knobs. I was a bit wary, but within a day I realized the easy utility of the additional top knob.
  • This was my first camera with a movable screen. I didn't figure that would matter, but it does. Nice to be able to get shots from low and high angles.
  • The colors are great, the resolution is amazing. I feel much better about low light photos than I ever have before.
  • The hinged display is smallish and the resolution is nothing to write home about.
Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty
  • I really like this camera because of the improved LCD Display Technology and the ability to swivel the display to a position that is comfortable while using.
  • Articulating screen. Not a huge benefit, but I find myself using it more than I thought.
  • The screen articulation is perfect and feels sturdy. The live view button and video switches are easy to get to also.
  • I like the flip out LCD monitor, which my Olympus lacks, it's a good size, but unfortunately is not a touchscreen.
  • The K-70 showed good promise the first few days, but within a week, the display started to show flickering black bands.
Water Resistant
Shock Resistant
Panorama Mode
Shooting Modes
Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Bulb, Manual, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Monochrome
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Scene Mode, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Bulb, Manual
White Balance Modes
AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (Daylight Color), Fluorescent Light (Daylight White), Fluorescent Light (Cool White), Fluorescent Light (Warm White), Color Temperature, Manual WB, CTE, Tungsten Light
AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (Daylight Color), Fluorescent Light (Daylight White), Fluorescent Light (Cool White), Fluorescent Light (Warm White), Manual WB, CTE, Tungsten Light, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/6000
30 - 1/6000
What customers say about "Features"
Pentax KP DSLR Camera
  • Loving the 3 wheel control - so nice to have one wheel be for iso, another wheel for shutter speed, and another for aperture - the exposure triangle is so much easier to optimize.
  • The camera is insanely customizable both with external buttons and dials and inner menu workings. I immediately gravitated toward the front index finger dial for adjusting shutter speed.
  • The shutter speed is unique among all my cameras. It is very fast and much better than my old cameras.
  • You can forget about shooting in the heavy rain because waterproof doesn't help. It’s a pity, because in the rain you get very beautiful pictures.
  • I dropped it and it broke. Now the screen does not show half the picture.
Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty
  • Got to test the weather resistance of the camera shooting a football game in continuous rain a couple of days ago. No problems at all.
  • It is water resistant. The 18-135 mm lens is a great all around lens and it is water resistant as well.
  • The camera is rated to be water resistant. I have not gone out of my way to test this but I have shot in rain and it performed fine.
  • While the camera is not totally waterproof, having weather sealed water resistance is a huge help from going inside to outside and vice versa and not having my lenses fog up!
  • The shutter creates a lot of noise that can annoy both you and those around you.
PictBridge Enabled
NFC Enabled
Integrated GPS
USB2.0 (micro B), SlimPort-HDMI, 3.5mm jack
USB2.0 (micro B), HDMI (Type D), 3.5mm jack
Number Of Memory Card Slots
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Pentax KP DSLR Camera
  • I bought Pentax KP and O-GPS1 as a solution for GPS tagging travel and landscape pictures. And it work amazing.
  • The connection works fine through USB. I can easily transfer photos to my computer.
  • It's great that this camera has a built-in GPS. Now I can mark the places where I was.
  • They removed the function of printing photos directly from the camera. PictBridge technology has been useful in many cases.
  • You must to carry extra memory cards with you because it has one slot, when new cameras already hold two cards.
Pentax K-70 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm WR Lens and Extended Warranty
  • Thanks to this camera, I can directly transfer photos from the camera to the phone. It makes my life a lot easier.
  • USB tethering and shooting at the same time. The camera does not take pictures while tethered, but you can take pictures with a wireless app.
  • As for connectivity, the camera is limited to Wi-Fi only. That is, the camera only has a function is which it broadcasts its own Wi-Fi signal.
  • I think this is an unfinished camera because it has wi-fi but there is no NFC. It's very strange.
  • It would be nice if the GPs were built into the camera so the Astro-tracer feature could be used without purchasing an external GPS sensor.
Battery Model
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109
Battery Life
390 frames
410 frames
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
749.95 $
549.95 $

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