Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000

Portability
94
Imaging
34
Features
11
Overall
24
Pentax Optio E70 front
 
Samsung NX2000 front
Portability
89
Imaging
66
Features
68
Overall
66
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Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 Overview

Following is a in depth overview of the Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by competitors Pentax and Samsung. There is a substantial difference between the sensor resolutions of the E70 (10MP) and NX2000 (20MP) and the E70 (1/2.3") and NX2000 (APS-C) offer totally different sensor size.

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The E70 was launched 5 years before the NX2000 which is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Pentax E70 being a Compact camera and the Samsung NX2000 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the E70 scores against the NX2000 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 Key Specs

Pentax E70
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 175g - 94 x 61 x 26mm
  • Revealed January 2009
Samsung NX2000
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 228g - 119 x 65 x 36mm
  • Revealed November 2013
  • Superseded the Samsung NX1100
  • Updated by Samsung NX3000
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Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to factor its weight and size. The Pentax E70 features exterior dimensions of 94mm x 61mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.0") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) and the Samsung NX2000 has specifications of 119mm x 65mm x 36mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.4") and a weight of 228 grams (0.50 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the E70 compared to the NX2000.

Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E70 and NX2000 is 94 and 89 respectively.

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Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be difficult to imagine the gap between sensor measurements purely by going over a spec sheet. The photograph here will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the E70 and NX2000.

Clearly, each of these cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The E70 with its tinier sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF more challenging and the Samsung NX2000 will offer you greater detail using its extra 10MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics way more aggressively. The older E70 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 sensor size comparison

Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax E70 Portrait photography advice
Samsung NX2000 Portrait photography advice
20
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
79
you can focus manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Pentax E70 Street photography information
Samsung NX2000 Street photography information
47
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
77
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
provides touch focus
lighter than competition in class (228g)
good ISO range (25,600)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Pentax E70 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung NX2000 as a Sports photography camera
17
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
63
MP count good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
no image stabilization
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Pentax E70 Travel photography details
Samsung NX2000 Travel photography details
51
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
72
lighter than competition in class (228g)
provides touch focus
MP count good (20MP)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Pentax E70
Landscape photography with Samsung NX2000
23
no manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.4 inch)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
74
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Samsung NX mount)
bigger than average screen (3.7")
MP count good (20MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax E70 Vlogging information
Samsung NX2000 Vlogging information
22
wide angle not the best (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic support
35
touchscreen enabled
comes with face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (228 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Pentax E70 vs Samsung NX2000 Specifications

General Information
Company
Pentax
Samsung
Model
Pentax Optio E70
Samsung NX2000
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Revealed
2009-01-05
2013-11-30
Body design
Compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
APS-C
Sensor measurements
6.08 x 4.56mm
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
27.7mm²
369.0mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
3648 x 2736
5472 x 3648
Highest native ISO
6400
25600
Minimum native ISO
64
100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
9
21
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Samsung NX
Lens focal range
35-105mm (3.0x)
-
Maximum aperture
f/3.1-5.9
-
Macro focus distance
10cm
-
Amount of lenses
-
32
Crop factor
5.9
1.5
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.4 inches
3.7 inches
Display resolution
112k dot
1,152k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech
-
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
None
Features
Min shutter speed
4 secs
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
-
8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
-
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.50 m
no built-in flash
Flash options
-
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync
-
1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
1920x1080
Video format
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
175 gr (0.39 lbs)
228 gr (0.50 lbs)
Physical dimensions
94 x 61 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.0")
119 x 65 x 36mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
75
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
23.4
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
12.3
DXO Low light score
not tested
908
Other
Battery life
-
340 images
Battery format
-
Battery Pack
Battery model
2 x AA
BP1130
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
-
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
MicroSD/ MicroSDHC/ MicroSDXC
Storage slots
Single
Single
Cost at release
$140
$599