Pentax K20D Review
Pentax K20D specifications
|Street price|| Body only: £730 / $1300
Kit with 18-55 mm lens: £800 / N/A
|Body build|| High-impact plastic with metal sub-structure
Dust and weather resistant seals throughout
|Sensor*|| 14.6 million effective pixels*
15.1 million total pixels*
23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in low-pass filter
3:2 aspect ratio
|Shake Reduction|| Sensor-shift system
Permanent magnets and electronic magnet coils
Can compensate in x, y direction and rotational
|Dust removal*|| SP coating
Dust removal by shaking sensor (using SR unit)
Dust alert mode to help locate dust*
|Image processor|| PRIME
DDR2 buffer RAM
|Image sizes*||• 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP)*
• 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP)
• 3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP)
• 1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP)
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Premium* / Best / Better / Good
|Lens mount|| Pentax KAF2 bayonet mount
Pentax KAF3, KAF2, KAF or KA mount lenses
Pentax K mount lenses with restrictions
|Focusing|| 11-point TTL sensor (SAFOX VIII)
Center 9-points are sensitive to both horiz and vert. detail
AF working range: -1 to 18 EV (at ISO 100, F1.4 lens)
|Focus modes|| AF Single (AF-S)
AF Continuous (AF-C)
|AF point selection||• Single Area AF
• Dynamic Area AF
• Auto Area AF
|AF assist||Stroboscopic flash|
|Metering|| 16 segment sensor
Metering range: EV 0.0 - 21 EV (ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
|AE lock|| Button
Locked for twice the meter operating time or as long as the shutter half-pressed
|AE bracketing||• 3 or 5 frames, +/- 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 (1/2 EV steps)
• 3 or 5 frames, +/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.3, 1.7, 2.0 (1/3 EV steps)
|Other bracketing|| White balance
|Exposure compen.|| +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
+/- 3.0 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Auto (user defined range)
|Shutter|| Vertical-run focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/4000 sec
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Flash X-Sync: 1/180 sec
|Aperture values|| 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
Ability to use lens aperture ring
|Preview function *|| Live view with magnify option*
Depth-of-field Optical (lens stopped down)
Digital (shot taken without saving, previewed on LCD)
|White balance|| Auto
Fluorescent (Daylight, Neutral, White)
Color temperature (3 memories) - Kelvin or Mired
|WB shift|| Blue (-7) To Amber (+7)
Magenta (-7) to Green (+7)
|Color space|| sRGB
|Custom image settings*||• Bright
(All with adjustment for Saturation, Hue, Contrast and Sharpness)
(with adjustment for Filter type, Toning, Contrast and Sharpness)
|Image parameters|| Saturation: -3 to +3
Hue: -3 to +3
Contrast: -3 to +3
Sharpness: -3 to +3 (Fine sharpening option)
|Viewfinder|| Eye-level pentaprism
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.95x (with 50 mm F1.4 lens at infinity)
Dioptre adjustment: -2.5 to +1.5 dioptre
Natural Bright Matte II focusing screen
|Viewfinder info|| AF points
Focus confirmation dot
Remaining shots/ISO sensitivity (custom function)
Metering / EV bar
Manual release pop-up
|External flash*|| Hot shoe with X-contact
Designed for Pentax dedicated flashes
Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
Auto (Green mode)
|Drive modes*|| Single
Continuous Hi: 3 fps, up to 38 Best JPEG frames, 14 images RAW, 16 DNG*
Continuous Lo: 2.3 fps, JPEG (Best) until card is full
Burst mode: 21 fps 1.6MB JPEG, 115 frames*
Self-timer: 2 or 12 sec (automatic mirror-up)
Remote control: immediate, 3 sec delay
|LCD monitor*|| 2.7 " TFT LCD*
-7 to +7 brightness level adjustment
Color adjustable, 15 steps G-M, 15 steps A-B*
32x zoom playback*
|Live view*|| TTL using imaging sensor*
4 or 8x enlargement*
|Instant review|| Off, 1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec
Bright / Dark areas on/off
|Other features|| Multiple exposure (2 to 9 images, with Auto EV adjust)
Status LCD illumination
|Playback rotation|| On
|Playback features|| Single image, no overlay
Single image, basic overlay
Single image with histogram (brightness or RGB)
Single image with detailed shooting info and histogram
4 / 9 / 16 image index
Image magnification up to 32x*
Optional blinking low- / high-lights
2 image compare mode*
|Playback retouching*|| RAW to JPEG (with parameters)
Filters: B&W, Sepia, Color, Soft, HDR*. Slim, Brightness
|Custom functions*||36 functions*|
|Battery grip||Optional D-BG2|
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Storage||• Secure Digital (SD) / Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
• FAT / FAT32
|Power|| Lithium-Ion D-LI50 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
Optional AC adapter
|Dimensions||142 x 101 x 70 mm (5.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 in)|
|Weight||• No battery: 715 g (1.6 lb)
• With battery: 800 g (1.7 lb)
- 19 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 20 Photographic tests (DR)
- 21 Photographic tests (DR)
- 22 Photographic tests
- 23 Compared to
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (RAW)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (RAW)
- 32 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 33 Compared to (Resolution)
- 34 Conclusion
- 35 Samples
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