• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Pentax K-70 advantages over Fujifilm X-T3

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $797 vs $1399
    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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    203 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-T3 advantages over Pentax K-70

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.75x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • 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
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    36 vs 11 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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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 image quality from both JPEGs and raw; Excellent high ISO performance; Up to 20fps full-res burst shooting; Very fast autofocus performance; High-res EVF; 3-way tilting touchscreen; Dual UHS-II slots; 4K 60p video; F-Log support.

  • Slightly higher noise levels than X-T2; No in-body image stabilization; Slight crop in 4K 60p (1.18x); Internal 10-bit HEVC video files require a fast, modern computer.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T6s

Pentax K-70
Canon T6s
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
Fujifilm X-T3
Canon T6s
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Pentax K-70
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 77D

Pentax K-70
Canon 77D
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T3
Canon 77D
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D7500

Pentax K-70
Nikon D7500
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T3
Nikon D7500
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A6600

Pentax K-70
Sony A6600
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A6600
  • $1249
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
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