PIX 2015

Pentax K20D

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
15 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
Svekas
 

I've been truly impressed with the results produced by this camera. The detail is phenomenal (I print 14x24), and the RAW files are very forgiving to exposure adjustments. Problems: In all but the simplest of situations, flash exposure is still a problem. The cameras has a tendency to severely underexpose a shot to protect often meaningless highlights (i.e., very small areas of specular reflections). If only it made its choices as it does in its non-flash shots... I'm talking to Pentax ...

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cehun
 
Rei Vilo
 

Problems: There's an interesting review at http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Pentax_K20D/. When does dpreview plan to review it?

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Joe Ogiba
 

Best DSLR for all of the millions of K mount lenses.

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belka
 

Upgraded from K10D and no regrets at all, big improvements in autofocus, High ISO appreciated. On K10d I had difficulties to focus on infinity on FA35/2 and FA50/1.4 , now it works perfectly, even at low lights conditions.

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drew_smith
 

I am very satisfied with my K20 which I have had for 6 weeks. I have taken it on 2 trips and numerous local hikes. The image quality is everything I wanted, and I like not having to worry about the weather. Low light performance (to 1600ISO) is very good. Operating the camera is very satisfying, increasingly so as I become more familiar with all the controls. I have not had a true high performance camera in the past, and I really appreciate being able to have so much control (when I want ...

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PFH
 

Great uppdate of the allready great K10D. Excelent picturequlity. Problems: None

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Lars Holte
 

This is a very solid, well-featured and capable camera, especially at the price level it belongs to. Pros The extensive feature set Image quality - especially at higher iso settings The KAF bayonet and the ability to use older legacy lenses with focus confirmation and exposure measurement Very good viewfinder Cons Relatively low fps - may be a restriction for some (action photography) Problems: None whatsoever

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Axel Luther
 

what a camera - how long will it be ignored here?. It has so many features which really make sense and combines this with an outstanding image resolution, low noise, a superb handling and such a cheap price. I always like the situation, when a David wins succesfully against the goliaths - the K20D is such a winner type. The image quality was really superb (even with a Tamron 18-250 mm). This camera seems to be constructed for low light conditions as it combines a great built-in shake ...

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gr8wings
 

A wonderful camera, rock-solid and of professional-level. Also a digitsl SLR starter user can quickly get good results with its easy to use 'green mode'. Consider that AF is quick and effective, it has shake-reduction built-at sensor level, live-view and digital preview, dinamic range expansion, PEF and DNG native raw format, top 14,6 Mpx CMOS sensor in aps-c category, improved image processing. Even with starter lenses (DA 18-55mm AL II and DA 50-200mm) you'll get high quality pictures. ...

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