Pentax K20D review

Started Feb 13, 2010 | User reviews
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Pentax K20D review
Feb 13, 2010

I have it since April 2008 and it is my first digital SLR. I use it for excursions in Switzerland and for travelling in Europe and the US. When I am out and about my preferred lens is the 50-135 F2.8 Aside from that I do bit product photography for my company with the 35mm Ltd.
It is a very sturdy, reliable cam and fits nearly perfect into my hands.


However, some feature may not be considered to be on cutting edge level: The automatic white balance gives poor results in mixed light situations. Therefore I would recommend choosing an appropriate pre-setting and developing the jpg’s out of the raw-files. Anyway the reproduction of strong red shades might have a need of improvement in the eyes of a pedantic purist (I'm not such a guy). Another issue could be the autofocus. It is quite slow for its class and definitely nothing for sports or any other fast motif situation. It’s no issue for me as I use it for still photography mainly. Otherwise I would think about upgrading to the K7. Noise reduction works well at ISO 800, but noise rises strongly at ISO 1600. On the other hand texture preserve is wonderful.

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