Pentax K-70 DSLR camera and new 55-300mm lens officially announced

Pentax-K-70-camera-announcement
The Pentax K-70 DSLR camera is now officially announced. For US pricing and kit combinations, check the product listings at B&HAdorama and Amazon

Pentax K-70 features (see also this hands-on report):

  • 24.24 effective megapixel, APS-C AA filter-less CMOS sensor
  • In-body “SR” shake reduction mechanism
  • Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction
  • AA Filter Simulator: Moire reduction using “SR” unit
  • PRIME MII processor with newly designed accelerator unit
  • 1/6000th sec. – highest shutter speed in this class
  • High sensitivity, ISO 102400
  • SAFOXX 11-point hybrid auto focus system
  • Dustproof and weather-resistant
  • 14°F (-10°C) cold-resistant construction
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Outdoor view setting
  • Night vision red light LCD display
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Compatibility with O-GPS (GPS/AstroTracer)
  • 4K interval movie recording and star stream
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for use with Image Sync app
  • PENTAX original Color Temperature Enhancement
  • Customizable control panel, function buttons, user modes and presets

The K-70 detailed technical specification can be found here.

Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f:4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens
Ricoh also introduced a new Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens priced at $399.95:

Focal Length 55-300mm
Equivalent to 84.5-460mm in 35mm format
(when attached to PENTAX APS-C size DSLR cameras)
Maximum Aperture F4.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture F22-32
Lens Construction 14 elements in 11 groups
Angle of View (Diagonal) 29-5.4°
(when attached to PENTAX APS-C size DSLR cameras)
Mount KAF4
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.95m (3.1ft.)
Maximum Magnification 0.30x
Filter Diameter 58mm
Diaphragm Control Electromagnetic diaphragm
Fully automatic
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Rounded diaphragm (55mm: F4.5-9 300mm: F6.3-13)
Lens Hood PH-RBK58 (included)
Lens Cap O-LC58 (included)
Lens Case S80-120 (optional)
Maximum Diameter x Length approx. 76.5mm x 89mm (approx. 3in. x 3.5in.)
Weight approx. 442g / with hood approx. 471g
(approx. 15.6 oz./ with hood approx. 16.6oz.)
Temperature -10°C~40°C (14°F~104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)

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More K-70 information is available here. Details about the new lens can be found here.

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