Pentax E70 Brief Review


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  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 2.4 inch LCD screen
  • PENTAX Auto Picture mode
  • 3X internal optical zoom
  • Smile Capture and Blink Detection
  • PENTAX Digital Shake Reduction
  • Release Date: 2009-01-12
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Pentax E70
10.0 megapixels; 2.4 inch LCD screen; PENTAX Auto Picture mode; 3X internal optical zoom; Smile Capture and Blink Detection; PENTAX Digital Shake Reduction
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

Ease and portability come together in the E70, the latest offering from Pentax, a recognized leader in digital photography. Featuring a 3x internal optical zoom, this little camera is perfect for handling everything from family portraits to breathtaking landscapes. The E70 also features 10-megapixel resolution, ensuring that picture quality will not be lost. All the while, a 2.4-inch LCD screen makes taking and reviewing photos easy. The E70 comes with 34 MB of built in memory and runs on easily replaceable AA batteries.

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