Pentax K20D digital camera
K20D
at a glance
4672 x 3104
2.7" lcd viewer
SD, SDHC
D-LI50 li-ion
Pentax K20D review summary
camera date Apr 08  
pixels / class 15.1M  SLR digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  11 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body very good camera body rating  
digital features very good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography professional
comments  
Pentax K20D specifications
lens / zoom  Pentax KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  multi-segment, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 8 presets, color temperature
shutter  auto | manual / 30s - 1/4000s, B
exposure  +/- 3EV in 1/2EV or 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop up - 5 modes, hot-shoe / GN 13.6 (m, ISO100)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  100 - 3200 in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps; 6400
image size  4672x3104 / 3872x2592 / 3008x2000 / 1824x1216
image format  raw, jpeg (exif2.21)
image compr.  good, better, best, premium
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s, 12s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed) video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  SD, SDHC
platform  
extra features  sensor 23.4mm x 15.6mm
lens factor 1.5
dust reduction
sensor shift image stabilization
histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Pentax K20D links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
26Jun08 Pentax K20D review at dpreview
16Feb09 Pentax K20D review at Imaging-resource
22Sep08 Pentax K20D review at Quesabesde (es)
05Sep08 Pentax K20D review at dcresource
22May08 Pentax K20D review at Steves-digicams
19May08 Pentax K20D dSLR review at CameraLabs
28Apr08 Pentax K20D review at PhotographyBLOG
20Apr08 Pentax K20D review (I) by OnlinePhotographer
19Apr08 Pentax K20D review by TrustedReviews
10Mar08 Pentax K20D dSLR review at PhotoReview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
17Jun08 Pentax K20D review at ThinkCamera
News, guides, hints & tips
09Apr09 Pentax K20D firmware update version 1.03
23Dec08 Lenses for use with the Pentax digital SLRs
26Jan08 Pentax K20D press summary
Forum discussions
Pentax UK User Forum
steves-digicams.com Pentax Forum
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Pentax K20D announcement clippings


Improving on the technology of the award winning K10D, the flagship PENTAX K20D is the highest resolution camera in the advanced photo enthusiast category and allows more experienced photographers, who demand complete control, to fully customize the camera.  

A newly developed CMOS image sensor to bring out the optimum performance of PENTAX interchangeable lenses.  Featuring 14.6 effective megapixels and the latest noise-reduction technology, the sensor assures superb image quality.

A Live View that allows users to see the full image area to confirm composition, focus status and lighting on the large 2.7 inch LCD monitor.  A grid display may be engaged to help assure the perfect arrangement of an image and Auto Focus may be activated by simply pressing the AF button on the back of the camera.  Further fine tuning of the image can be confirmed with the 4X or 8X zoom option.


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