• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Pentax K-70 advantages over Fujifilm GFX 50S

  • Less expensive
    $797 vs $5499*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.48 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Fujifilm GFX 50S advantages over Pentax K-70

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.31 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.85x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    21 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Fantastic image quality across the board; Excellent RAW dynamic range; Superb high ISO performance; Functional and user-friendly body; Robust weather-sealed construction; Detachable EVF; Tilting touchscreen; Very good lens quality.

  • Slow AF speeds; Performance can't compete with high-end full-frame cameras; Limited native lens selection so far; Expensive accessories; Unimpressive JPEG dynamic range; 1/125s maximum flash sync.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6s

Pentax K-70
Canon T6s
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Canon T6s
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D7200

Pentax K-70
Nikon D7200
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Nikon D7200
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Pentax K-70
Hasselblad X1D
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Hasselblad X1D
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Canon 77D

Pentax K-70
Canon 77D
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Canon 77D
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Pentax K-70
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Top deck display
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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