A detailed list containing the Pentax K-70 specs has been leaked on the web ahead of the DSLR’s camera purported announcement event.
Ricoh has registered the Penax K-70 DSLR on the website of the Radio Research Agency in South Korea sometime in the second part of May 2016.
When this information got leaked on the web, sources speculated that the product would become official ahead of the Photokina 2016. Things might have changed in the meantime, as the Pentax K-70 specs have showed up online, signalling the fact that the camera will be unveiled in the near future.
Pentax K-70 specs leaked: new 24MP sensor without anti-aliasing filter
Photokina 2016 is still a few months away and it seems like Ricoh might not wait until the world’s biggest digital imaging event to introduce its next-generation Pentax-branded camera.
Trusted sources have revealed a detailed list of features available in the Pentax K-70. The DSLR will be ready to take on its Canon and Nikon counterparts thanks to a 24-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, which is a significant upgrade compared to the 16.3MP unit found in its predecessor, the K-50.
The new sensor will not have an optical low-pass filter, so the images will be sharper, though the risk of moiré will increase. As expected, the DSLR will employ an in-body Shake Reduction system that stabilizes shots and which can also mimic the presence of an OLPF.
Images and videos are processed using a PRIME MII engine. The camera supports a continuos shooting mode of up to 6fps and 4K video recording at 30fps, as well as full HD footage at up to 60fps.
WiFi and GPS features are built-in
The Pentax K-70 specs list continues with a shutter speed between 30 seconds and 1/6000th of a second. The sensor’s ISO sensitivity will range between 100 and 204800, so the shooter will be quite impressive in low-light conditions.
Ricoh has added a SAFOX X autofocus system into the K-70, which includes 11 AF points, 9 of them being cross-type. Additionally, there is a built-in optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 0.95x magnification.
There is an integrated flash along with an AF-assist light. On the back, users will find a tilting 3-inch 921K-dot LCD. For people who love being always-connected, the camera has WiFi and GPS with AstroTracer support.
As this is a Pentax camera, it will be weathersealed, meaning that it will be resistant to water, dust, and temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius / 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It will measure about 125.5 x 93 x 74 mm, while weighing 688 grams.
Considering the leak, the DSLR will be announced very soon and it would not be too surprising if it were to be released on the market before the Photokina 2016 show. Stay tuned for the official unveiling!