Pentax X70 First Impressions Digital Camera Review

Pentax's foray into the world of ultra-zooms doesn't break the mold of the majority of other such cameras.

Introduction

For the first time, Pentax has dipped its toes into the ultra-zoom category with the X70, which offers an impressive 24x zoom, shoots at 12-megapixel resolution and uses CCD-shfit stabilization to help prevent camera shake. The camera will arrive in April for a recommended price of $399.95 We had the opportunity to try out a pre-production model at the PMA trade show in Las Vegas. Here's what we discovered.

Sections

  1. Our First Take
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Design & Layout
  5. Modes
  6. Controls
  7. Conclusion
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Pentax X70

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