Pentax has announced the launch of a new model of photographic camera, namely the Pentax K-70 which is the first device of this brand with a hybrid focusing approach and which is launched to the market using as a hook its high level of sensitivity as it is able for ISO 102.400 functioning.
The Pentax K-70 is a camera designed to work outdoors and so it´s prepared to withstand inclement weather as it can operate up to 10 degrees below zero and it´s sealed to make it waterproof and dustproof. The device comes equipped with an APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels. It´s capable of shooting sequences of 6 images per second.
Regarding the video, the manufacturer has not seen fit to make the jump to the 4K technology. The camera is capable of recording at a Full HD resolution up to 60 frames per second and also has the capacity to apply over the moving image a system of continuous autofocus for moving subjects.
In the field of innovations, the Pentax K-70 features advanced technology designed to achieve high resolution called by the manufacturer the Pixel Shift system. It consists in that the device captures four images of the same scene shifting the image sensor a pixel in each image, and then synthesizes them into a single composite photograph, according to the manufacturer; this provides better color range and higher resolution than that obtained with a conventional Bayer matrix. This system also includes a motion correction function that automatically detects a moving object and takes the data into account when processing and synthesizing the four images.
Another of the bets in innovation included in this new model of Pentax is physical low pass filter replacement (which is used to prevent moiré effect) through a software function capable of emulating its function and the intensity of the applied effect according to the scene captured by the photograph.
While Pentax has not yet reported when it intends to launch to the market this new camera model it has reported which should be its recommended price. The camera itself will cost 900 dollars while if purchased together with 18-135mm WR lens the kit price will reach 1150 dollars.
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