Chris Hardwick joins Kevin Pereira for this Camera Week review of the Pentax P70 digital camera, and sizes it up its features, like face and blink detection, smile capture and pixel track shake reduction.
What You Need to Know
It's the thinnest camera in Camera Week at 0.8" thick
Only weighs about 4.5 oz.
The directional pad and buttons are easy to use and everything is spelled out pretty clearly
The LCD could be a little bigger
It's also a little slow to power up and shoot
Overall, you shouldn't have much trouble using this
Even though the price is low, it still has things like face and blink detection, smile capture, and image stabilization called "Pixel Track Shake Reduction"
It's basically finding blur on each pixel and smoothing it out
It also slows down your picture-taking considerably on top of the already-slow shutter
Normal light is surprisingly good; colors are accurate and details are mostly sharp, although the focus might feel a bit soft sometimes
Low light isn't too bad either; the flash distributes light evenly, but if you don't use it, pictures become way too blurry, even with very little movement