Pentax K20D review

Started Apr 20, 2009 | User reviews thread
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howieb101 Contributing Member • Posts: 588
Pentax K20D review

I have both a K10D and now K20D. I was swayed in particular by the much improved high ISO performance. I can now risk approx ISO 2000 compared to ISO 800 on K10D so this is a huge improvement.

The shutter sound is also vastly improved.

I am unsure on the accuracy of focus on this compared to my K10D but that's a qa issue.

I also find the liveview useful for manual focus. Okay it has its weaknesses as pointed out by others but it definitely can be regarded as a plus point.

AF speed is improved on telephoto lenses with the new firmware. It is way faster than before.

If it had faster fps I would have given features a 5.

Enjoy a great camera. Also, its ergonomics are top notch. Easy and fast to geet to everything.

Problems:

Liveview magnification too pixellated.
Slow fps.
Under-exposure (but can be corrected a permanent dialling in of +0.6ev on matrix metering).

Pentax K20D
15 megapixels • 2.7 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Jan 23, 2008
howieb101's score
4.7
Average community score
4.7
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