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Pentax K-70 vs Canon 80D

Pentax K-70 vs Canon 80 image

Pentax is giving us excellent core specification at a very affordable price tag, the K-70 is a prime example of what other camera companies can also offer at the same price range.
Here we are comparing Canon 80D with Pentax K-70, the comparison may look biased to you since Canon 80D is made for professionals and K-70 is a mid-range camera made for serious amateur photographers. Take a look at

Pentax K-70 vs Canon 80D

Features/ Models Pentax K-70
Canon 80D
Sensor 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Image stabilization Sensor-shift No
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor PRIME MII DIGIC 6
AF system Phase detect +Contrast detect
Phase detect + Contrast detect
AF points 11 45
ISO Auto, 100-102400 100-25600
Shutter Min/ mix 60-1/6000 30 -1/8000
Continuous shooting speed 6fps 7fps
Video Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps
Display 3.0″ 921k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Viewfinder 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In Wi-Fi Built-In Wi-Fi
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 410 960
Dimensions 126 x 93 x 74 mm
147 x 115 x 81 mm
Weight 688 g 860 g

Before we start the comparison of both the camera I would like to talk a little bit about Canon 80D

Facts you must know– Canon 80D was announced after Canon 7D Mark II, the announcement was only few months apart but when have seen the sample images of the camera we are highly surprised that Canon 80D sensor was performing better than the Canon 7D Mark II, Take a look at the High ISO test of both the camera and the reason behind the better performance of Canon 80D compared to Canon 7D Mark II.

Both camera features physically almost same sensor size, the Resolution of both the camera is almost same as well as both camera supports hybrid AF system, despite of the fact that Canon uses entirely different technology in which the sensor doesn’t carry any single dead Phase AF pixels inside the sensor as the Pentax does have dedicated array of Phase AF pixels responsible for quick focusing while shooting at live view mode and video.

Advance Phase AF sensor inside the Canon 80D – Canon 80D uses advance Phase AF module inside the camera, the Canon 80D comes with 45 AF points on the other side we have Pentax K-70 camera that features 11 points AF, while shooting through the viewfinder Canon 80D will sure have better coverage compared to Pentax.

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Pentax-K70 the new low-light king? We have no doubt when we look at the specification sheet of the Pentax K-70 DSLR camera, the Pentax K-70 High ISO range goes upto 102400 which is completely unbelievable and Canon 80D remains limited to ISO 25600.. Which is really bad.

However we will add High ISO test between these two camera here as soon as we get any.

Canon 80D is offering bit better continues shooting speed as well as better shutter range compared to Pentax K-70 camera.

Verdict: Both the camera are good, finally you have to decide which camera you want to buy. If you want a camera that will perform better in low light condition then you should go with penatxc K-70 DSLr camera whereas Canon 80D is also a excellent choice.

Buy Pentax K-70 Camera from Amazon | B&H

Buy Canon 80D camera  Amazon || from B&H

Also see – Canon 80D vs Canon 6D –¬† Crop sensor or Fullframe – which Canon camera should you buy right now.

2 comments to Pentax K-70 vs Canon 80D

  • Sakaphoto Graphics

    The 80D is made for advanced amateurs, just as the K-70 is. The 7D Mk II is made for professionals who would otherwise use a Nikon D500 or the Pentax K-3 Mk II.

    It will be a surprise if photos at ISO 6400 are usable, despite the numbers game.

  • frifri

    Some errors in the description of the K70:

    No Touchscreen
    No EVF but instead an optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 0.95x magnification which is awesome at that price point

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