• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Pentax K-70

  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    718g vs 1122g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.69x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Pentax K-70 advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $796 vs $1199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    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 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    203 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-7
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Pentax K-70
Sony NEX-7
  • $607
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung NX300

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Pentax K-70
Samsung NX300
  • $607
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX30

Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax K-70
Samsung NX30
  • $607
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon T6s

Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon T6s
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $619
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax K-70
Canon T6s
  • $607
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $619
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 77D

Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon 77D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Pentax K-70
Canon 77D
  • $607
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
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