Digital Compact Camera: X70
The PENTAX X70 comes equipped with an extra-powerful 24-times optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 26mm wide angle to 624mm super telephoto (in the 35mm format) to optimize the image quality of 12.0 effective megapixels. By combining this zoom lens with the Intelligent Zoom function, you can also magnify your subject up to an astonishing 150 times (or 3900mm in the 35mm format) without compromising image quality. Thanks to this high-power zoom lens, you can now capture large, well-defined images of distant or unapproachable subjects, such as animals.
The X70's macro mode lets you approach the subject to as close as one centimeter away, to capture fine-detailed, close-up images with ease.
Even when recording still images or movie clips in the super-telephoto range of the 24X zoom lens, the X70's triple anti-shake protection effectively minimizes the adverse effects of camera shake and subject shake.
[Comprehensive anti-shake system]• CCD-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) mode to assure blur-free still images
• High-sensitivity SR (Shake Reduction) mode to prevent blurred images in the dark
• Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode to capture blur-free movie clips
With the X70, you keep shooting the subject at a speed of 11 images and up to 21 images in a single sequence. Coupled with the auto-tracking AF mode, which keeps the subject in focus even when it moves around in the image field, it lets you clearly and sharply capture once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities of active subjects and sports scenes.
To optimize the capability of its 24-times optical zoom lens and the image quality assured by its 12.0 effective megapixels, the X70 lets you capture beautiful movie clips at sizes up to 1280 x 720 pixels and at 16:9 high-definition TV proportions.
The X70 features a responsive exposure-mode selection system matching that of digital SLR cameras. Just turn the mode dial to your desired shooting mode from Programmed AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Shutter-Priority AE and Metered Manual to accommodate different subjects and scenes or to realize your creative intentions in the images.
The X70's super-high-speed Face-Recognition AF & AE function captures as many as 32 faces beautifully and in crisp focus — and in an astonishing 0.03 seconds. Its Smile Capture function automatically releases the shutter the instant it detects the subject's smile. Its Blink Detection function even warns you when the subject's eyes close at the time of shutter release. All these functions combined, you are assured of beautiful, lively, smiling faces with minimal effort on your part.
The X70's advanced Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from seven distinctive modes (Program, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Sport and Flower) for a given subject or scene. This user-friendly mode helps you to preserve your precious moments with great ease.
The X70 features an overexposure compensation function to prevent white-washed images lacking detail, gradation and color, which are often caused by harsh sunlight. Even in outdoor shooting under strong sunshine, this function minimizes undesirable whitewashed areas in the subject or background to produce beautiful, fine-detailed images.
to Maintain Constant Focus on Active Subjects for Timely
Once the subject is captured in focus, the X70's auto-tracking AF mode keeps it in focus, even when it moves around in the image field. By eliminating the need for frequent refocusing, this lets you effortlessly capture the decisive moment, even when the subject is an active child or unpredictable pet.
to Offer Instant Setting of Desired Shooting and Playback Modes
via Simple Icon Selection
The X70 features a user-friendly shooting mode palette to simplify the troublesome mode-selection process. Simply select an icon corresponding to the desired mode on the screen, and the X70 takes care of the rest for you to produce beautiful images, frame after frame.
The X70's playback mode palette offers a set of icons corresponding to the image-editing and photo-retouching functions available after shooting, including trimming and resizing tools and digital filters. It assures quick, effortless setting of the desired function to facilitate image-processing operations.
to Add Personal Touches for Creative Expressions
Since the X70 incorporates an array of digital filters, including black & white, sepia, color, soft, color extraction and fish-eye, you can easily add creative and artistic touches to your images — one of the great benefits available only to digital photography.
World-Time and Calendar Functions
for On-the-Road Convenience around the
The X70's built-in clock is a handy tool on your overseas trips, since it provides real-time display of standard time in 75 cities in 28 time zones around the world. You can even check the time difference between your home town and travel destination on the menu screen.
Since the X70's calendar function automatically files captured images into day-by-day folders, you can instantly recall the images recorded on a particular day by selecting that day on the calendar screen. This feature allows you to keep accurate track of a trip or past events.
The X70 is compatible with Exif Print and PRINT Image Matching III to produce beautiful printouts faithful to the camera data. It is also compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) to control the number of prints and date imprint information.
When you like to share recorded images and movies with your family or friends, simply connect the X70 to a TV monitor via the included AV cable. You can play back memorable scenes and sounds on a larger screen for great fun.
When you want to share special memories with your friends or relatives, you can make copies of recorded images or movies on a DVD or videotape, simply by connecting the X70 to a DVD recorder or video deck via the included AV cable. Such copies also allow other people to watch the memorable scenes comfortably on a larger TV or projector screen.
Using the included USB cable, you can easily transfer images captured by the X70 to your PC, for use on a Web site or in a photo album.
The X70 comes with the ACDSee for PENTAX software (available on the accompanying CD-ROM) for the viewing and filing of recorded images on a PC. The Windows version offers a host of image editing functions, including brightness and color controls and special effects, for the production of refined, original images.
• Rechargeable lithium-ion battery • Battery charger • AC power cord • USB cable • AV cable • Strap • Lens cap
• ACDSee for PENTAX 3.0 image viewing, editing and filing software (Windows
• ACDSee 2.0 for Mac image viewing and filing software (Macintosh version)
• PCs running Windows 2000, XP or Vista™.
• Macintosh computers running OS X (Ver. 10.1.2 to 10.5).
•The operating system must be pre-installed and updated to the latest version.
•The computer must be equipped with USB terminals.