• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Pentax K-70 advantages over Canon 6D Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $797 vs $1599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • More telephoto lens reach
    203 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    1122g vs 1560g
    Lighter weight
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 6D Mark II advantages over Pentax K-70

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.67 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1200 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More cross-type AF points
    45 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More AF points
    45 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    98 vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Huge bang for the buck; Great image quality; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast autofocus; Good burst frame rate with deep buffer; Pentaprism viewfinder; Twin control dials; Articulated LCD; Comprehensive weather-sealing and freeze-proofing; Unbelievable wealth of rare to unique (yet very useful) features

  • Wi-Fi wireless communication is slow, clumsy and unintuitive; Video autofocus is prone to hunting or racking focus; Slow buffer clearing; Rather heavy for an entry-level DSLR; Autofocus and metering systems are a bit dated; Below average battery life

  • Great vari-angle touchscreen; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive performance for its class.

  • Disappointing dynamic range; No 4K video; Optical viewfinder comes up short; Narrow AF point coverage through viewfinder.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D610

Pentax K-70
Nikon D610
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D610
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1697
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Nikon D750

Pentax K-70
Nikon D750
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D750
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • More dynamic range
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon T6s

Pentax K-70
Canon T6s
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $619
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon T6s
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $619
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 77D

Pentax K-70
Canon 77D
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 77D
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Nikon D7500

Pentax K-70
Nikon D7500
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon 6D Mark II
Nikon D7500
  • $1199
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
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