Andy Westlake tests Pentax's latest fully featured mid-range DSLR with in-body image stabilisation
Pentax K-70 – Viewfinder and screen
One area where the K-70 is far ahead of its peers is in its optical viewfinder. Compared to the pentamirror set-ups used by Canon and Nikon, it uses a pentaprism that gives a significantly larger view with practically 100% coverage of the final view. As you might expect, this improves the shooting experience no end. An information panel below the focusing screen displays key exposure data in a logical, easy-to-read fashion.
The rear screen appears to be the same 3in, 921,000-dot fully articulated LCD as that found on the K-S2. It’s sharp and detailed, and its flexibility makes it great for shooting at odd angles, or when using a tripod. The lack of touch sensitivity makes little practical difference when shooting with the viewfinder, but slows down operation in live view or playback.