At A Glance

The Optio P70 lacks a few frills, but it represents good value for a stylishly thin point-and-shoot.

Manufacturer’s Description

As the lightest Optio in the Pentax line, the P70 packs 12.0 megapixel power and a wide-angle lens into a compact, super-portable body. Take on every adventure and still catch every detail. Smile Capture and Blink Detection.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.70 "
Effective Camera Resolution 12.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 1/4 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
UPC Code 027075150744
Manufacturer Part Number 17561
Brand Name Pentax
Product Name Optio P70 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

As the lightest Optio in the Pentax line, the P70 packs 12.0 megapixel power and a wide-angle lens into a compact, super-portable body. Take on every adventure and still catch every detail. Smile Capture and Blink Detection.

Product Model P70
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Digital Zoom 6.3
Aperture Range f/2.5 to 5.8
Image Stabilization Electronic
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 3.96
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Optio P70 Digital Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI88
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC88(A)
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST51
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW87
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.1"
Width 3.8"
Depth 0.8"
Weight (Approximate) 3.9 oz
Video
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type No
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Fair
Color Good
Sharpness Very Good
Distortion Good
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 50.4
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 46.6
Image Quality, Color 62.5
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 58.2
Battery Life (minutes) 118.75
Image Quality, Exposure 54.7
Number of Shots 217.0
Image Quality, Distortion 56.8
Battery Life Score Good
Image Quality, Overall 55.5
Number of Batteries 1
Image Quality Score Good