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Pentax X70 Digital Camera - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith



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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.


The overall level of detail is about average for a decent 12MP compact.


The 26mm-equivalent wide-angle end of the zoom range does produce some barrel distortion.


Centre sharpness is excellent....


...and corner sharpness is pretty good too, although there is a trace of chromatic aberration.



July 22, 2009, 9:45 am

it perfect.

Linda 2

August 17, 2009, 8:18 pm

Please help me decide, I need before/after indoor room pictures for home staging, and all purpose for pleasure landscape, zoom, panorama and/or wide angle, burst are my features wanted. Decide between Pentax Optio P70, Pentax X70, Nikon NL100 or Canon IXUS110IS....havent used a camera in a long time. stabilization and indoor are concerns and for $100-$150 difference, I'd rather pay more for what I need rather than wishing Ii had bought something else later. Need soon. do I need anitreflective or glare coating? Which would be best/easiest but something to learn/grow with.

Peter Barczak

March 16, 2010, 4:44 am

I don't understand this review.

Either the camera produces good photos or the "noise" spoils them.

Which is it?

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