• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 320 - 10,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica M Monochrom
  • Pentax K-70
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Predecessor:   Pentax K-50
K-50 vs K-70
Successor:    
General
Model Number: M Monochrom K-70
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Rangefinder SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $7950.00 $649.95
Street Price: $7,950.00 $546.95
Date Available: 2012-07-31 2016-07-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.2 oz (600 g)
includes batteries
39.6 oz (1,122 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 in.
(139 x 80 x 37 mm)
4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9 in.
(126 x 93 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 24.2
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 855.62mm2 (35.80mm x 23.90mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.86 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: Just IR RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Optional
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5216 x 3472 (18.1 MP, 3:2),
5212 x 3468 (18.1 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1280 x 846 (1.1 MP, Other)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .DNG RAW (compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.0 6.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
Movie File Format:   MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Leica M bayonet Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3/4)
Lens: n/a smc Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC DA WR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   27 - 203mm
Focal Length (actual):   18 - 135mm
Zoom Ratio:   7.50x
Aperture Range: Varies with lens used f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/40 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 62.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: No Yes
Auto Focus Type: n/a SAFOX X TTL phase-matching - 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center); Hybrid PD/CD AF in Live View with Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot AF area modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? n/a Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD (playback only) Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Non-TTL bright-line frame rangefinder w/ automatic parallax compensation, 0.68x magnification, 4-digit, 7-segment LED display. Adjusted to -0.5 diopters, -3 to +3 diopter correction lenses available. SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 22.3mm eyepoint (from center of lens), -2.5 to +1.5 diopter, interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.68x 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.68x 0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 10000 102400
Minimum ISO (native): 320 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 320 to 10,000 selectable in 1/3EV steps; Pull 160 option Auto, 100-102400 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: 6 Presets, Manual Auto, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 32 sec 1/6000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Center-weighted with working aperture TTL open-aperture: 77-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: No Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sepia, cold or selenium toning effects Scene Mode (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf & Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum), Digital Filter (Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome ); Sensitivity Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority; HDR (Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR); D-RANGE Compensation (Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction); Pixel Shift Resolution (Motion Correction ON/OFF)
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 24.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync P-TTL; Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction (Auto Picture, Scene) Flash On, Flash On+ Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync, Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a GN=12m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .DNG RAW (compressed or uncompressed), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Threaded cable release Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended):   Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 2.0 Micro B, 3.5mm external stereo mic / cable switch jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.0 6.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 8 47
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   11
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   9
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.272 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.095 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.14 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.093 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   2.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   410 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 3.7v 1900 mAh Proprietary D-LI109
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 downloads Software CD-ROM includes Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 18MP full-frame CCD with no anti-alias or color filter.