Pentax has this week unveiled their brand new all-weather DSLR, called the K-70 it comes alongside the announcement of a new 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 WR model optic.

The DSLR itself has been designed to fit in the mid-level range of DSLRs, priced at £560 for just the body or £800 with an 18-135mm WR lens.

For that, you get a camera that not only features Pentax’s new Hybrid AF system called Safox X (which has 11-points) but also an on-sensor contrast-detection focus system that allows for more functions and better focus acquisition.

The K-70 also comes with a faster live preview autofocus when using the vari-angle LCD display around the back, as well as a “nearly” 100 percent field-of-view viewfinder

To top that off, the camera has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, which is capable of shooting up to a sensitivity of ISO 102,400 and comes alongside a built-in stabilisation system and an anti-aliasing simulator.

It also features a rugged build with inbuilt WiFi, 1/6000th sec maximum shutter speed, 60fps burst mode and Full HD video capture.

All of that will be available with the Pentax K-70 in July.

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