Pentax Optio P70 Review

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Features & Controls


Pentax Optio P70

The Optio P70 features a Pentax 4.9-19.6mm, 4x optical zoom lens with an 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.5-110mm, the aperture range is F2.6-5.8. The lens is all glass and consists of 7 elements, 6 groups, (3 aspherical elements). When the camera is powered down the lens is retracted inside of the body and a built in cover closes to protect the lens.



Pentax Optio P70

The built in speedlight features Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash Off.

    Wide: .66 to 15 ft.
    Tele: 1.64 to 6.9 ft.




Pentax Optio P70

On the top is the Power button and Shutter Release with zoom control.



Pentax Optio P70

On the back is a large 2.7 inch LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 pixels.



Pentax Optio P70



Controls on the back: Face Recognition button and Playback button. The 4-way controller lets you navigate menus and select images during playback. In record you press 'Up' to enable self-timer mode, press 'Left' to change flash mode, press 'Right' to change focus mode and press 'Down' to change recording Mode. The MENU button calls up and dismisses the menus. The GREEN button quickly puts the camera into the 'Green' or simple (point-n-shoot) mode, and during in playback it functions as the Delete button.








Pentax Optio P70

On the bottom is the PC/AV port, which handles both the USB 2.0 (High-speed) connection for downloading images and movies to your PC, and the Audio/Video output for TV display.





Pentax Optio P70

The Optio E70 is compatible with SD/SDHC cards via the slot on the right side .Seen here with the OCZ Class6 4GB SDHC card shown here. The amount of internal memory has not been listed by Pentax.


Approx. Storage Capacities:

Pentax Optio P70

Pentax Optio P70




Pentax Optio P70

The Optio M50's D-LI88 3.7v 740mAh Li-Ion battery pack provides exceptional battery life at approximately 200 images or 220 minutes of continuous playback time (using CIPA standards for testing.) This battery pack is charged in the D-BC88 AC quick charger, which requires the use of the included AC cord.

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