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Image parameters

The K20D expands on its predecessor by increasing the number of preset image modes from just two on the K10D (Bright and Natural) to six. Each of the custom presets has a slightly different mix of image color mapping, contrast, saturation and sharpness. The default is either Bright or Natural (depending on which part of the world you live in). All six of the custom image modes are fully customizable.

Image parameter adjustments

  • Custom Image Modes modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Monochrome
  • Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Image parameter adjustments
    • Contrast: -4 to +4
    • Saturation: -4 to +4
    • Hue: -4 to +4
    • Sharpness: -4 to +4
    • Fine Sharpness: -4 to +4
    • Filter effects (Monochrome mode only): G/Y/O/R/B/C/I-R

Preset default parameters

  Bright Natural Portrait Landscape Vibrant Mono
Saturation 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hue 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Contrast +1 0 0 +2 0 0
Sharpness +1 -1 0 +1 0 -1

Color mapping

In addition to the four editable parameters, each Custom Image setting has its own color response map - otherwise the Portrait and Vibrant settings would produce the same results. The results of each can be seen below.

Bright
Natural
Portrait
Landscape
Vibrant

Custom Image Mode Studio comparison

As the samples below show there's quite a difference between the two default options, Bright and Natural, with the former using slightly higher saturation, contrast and sharpness; the latter more suited to post processing. The other three color Custom Image modes are fairly minor variations on the first two.

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