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Canon T6 vs Pentax K-70 – Comparison

Let’s see how the Canon T6 compares to Pentax K-70. Both were released in 2016 so which one is better for the money?

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.

Canon T6Pentax K-70
Sensor FormatAPS-CAPS-C
Crop Factor1.6x1.5x
AA FilterYesOn/Off
Image Resolution5184 x 34566000 x 4000
Body Image StabilizationNoYes
Lens MountCanon EF/EF-SPentax K
ISO100 - 6,400100 - 102,400
Expanded ISO12,800None
AF Points911
Cross-type AF Points19
Continuous Mode3fps6fps
LCD3.0" - Fixed3.0" - Fully Articulated
LCD Resolution921,600 dots921,600 dots
Focus PeakingNoYes
Top LCD DisplayNoNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalOptical
Viewfinder Coverage95%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.80x0.95x
Video Resolution1920x1080 (30/25/24p)1920x1080 (60i/50i/30/25/24p)
 1280x720 (60/50p)1280x720 (60/50p)
Microphone JackNoYes
Headphone JackNoNo
Memory Card TypeSD SD
Dual Card SlotsNoNo
Fastest Shutter Speed1/40001/6000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"30"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer Size1547
RAW Buffer Size611
Time LapseNoYes
Built-in FlashYesYes
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/180
Startup Time0.5s1.0s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSNoNo
Built- in NFCYesNo
USB TypeUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Environmentally SealedNoYes
Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots410 shots
Battery IncludedYes (LP-E10)Yes (D-LI109)
Weight17.1 oz (485g)23.9 oz (678g)
Size5.1 x 4.0 x 3.1"4.9 x 3.7 x 2.9"
Release Date20162016

Pentax K-70 Advantages:

  • Megapixels – The K-70 has 6 more megapixels. More is better if you print big or crop a lot, but it does not affect overall image quality
  • AA Filter – You can turn the AA filter on and off. When off, the images may appear slightly sharper, but you risk getting moire on your shots (mostly with clothes). If that happens, simply turn it on again
  • Body Image Stabilization – The K-70 has built-in image stabilization that works with every lens, even if that one has no IS technology. Excellent for older lenses or expensive primes.
  • Higher Max ISO – The native ISO is 4 stops higher. Great advantage if you shoot in low light (astrophotography as well).
  • AF Points – It only has 2 more AF points, but 9 are cross-type compared to only 1 on the T6. These are faster in all situations.
  • 6 vs 3fps – You’ll get twice as many shots in the same time frame with the K-70.
  • LCD Display – It’s fully articulated which is helpful for shooting subjects that are way above or below you
  • Focus Peaking – The K-70 can highlight what’s in focus before taking a picture. Excellent if you have bad eye sight or are using manual lenses
  • Viewfinder – 100% coverage with a higher magnification. This won’t affect your shots, but you’ll see your subjects bigger and better.
  • Full HD at 60fps 
  • Microphone Jack – If you need good audio quality, the K-70 allows you to plug in an external microphone
  • UHS-I – Both cameras support SD, but the T6 doesn’t support UHS-I type SD cards and won’t be able to use the faster writing speeds they offer
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/6000 vs 1/4000
  • JPEG Buffer – The amount of JPEGs you can take before the buffer fills is 47 compared to 15
  • RAW Buffer – 11 versus 6
  • Time-Lapse
  • Environmentally Sealed – The K-70 is much better protected for shooting in rain/snow/dust and such places
  • Size – The body of the K-70 is quite smaller, despite the T6 already being small

The Pentax K-70 is more expensive, features a better 24MP sensor with built-in stabilization, 6fps, a better viewfinder. AF system with 9 cross-type points and environmental sealing. All Pentax’s cameras have plenty of seals protecting them from water getting in.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.


Canon T6 Advantages:

  • Startup Time – Turns on twice as fast (0.5s vs 1s)
  • NFC Connection
  • Battery Life – 90 shots longer battery life
  • Less Expensive – With the kit lens, the T6 costs around $450 less

The Canon T6 doesn’t look impressive compared to the more expensive K-70, but if your budget is under $500 and you just want a simple affordable camera, there’s nothing better.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.

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