By eliminating extraneous buttons, Pentax has also made the X70 very simple to use. With a 24X optical zoom, it's also one of the lightest, smallest megazoom cameras on the market.The downsides: short battery life and a body that can be a little tough to hold.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    The 24X-optical-zoom Pentax X70 is one of the lightest, smallest megazoom cameras on the market, but it maintains "bigness" where it should: in the lens.

    Pros

    • Small and lightweight for a megazoom
    • Very easy to use

    Cons

    • Short battery life
    • Slightly hard to hold
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