Pentax K20D Review
Camera information display
Pressing the INFO button in shooting mode displays a detailed overview of the current camera configuration:
Exposure mode, AE metering, Flash mode, Drive mode, Shutter speed, Aperture, EV compensation, Flash compensation, Exposure bracket, Multi-exposure, Extended bracket, Image tone, ISO sensitivity, White balance (inc. fine tuning), Color space, File format, Image size / quality, Shake reduction, AF mode, AF point position, Lens focal length, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast, Time, Battery status.
Pressing the downwards arrow brings further status information.
Battery choice, battery status, RAW button function, Green button function, Front dial function, Rear dial function, AF button function.
Record review & Play
By default the K20D provides a review of the image taken immediately after exposure ('Instant review'). Via the camera menu you can decide to also optionally display an overlaid histogram (in the style last used in Play mode) and also blinking bright / dark areas. These are effectively the same as Play display modes 1 and 3.
In Play mode you can select between the four display modes by pressing the INFO button. Display mode 2 (histogram) provides two different histogram options, either brightness or a combined brightness, red, green and blue channels display. As with record review you can also optionally choose to display blinking bright / dark areas of the image.
|1. Single image, no overlaid information.||2. Single image, basic information overlay.|
|3. Histogram display, brightness mode.||3. Histogram display, brightness, red, green and blue channels mode.|
|4. Thumbnail of the image along with detailed shooting information.|
Blinking bright / dark areas
As mentioned above you can choose to display blinking bright / dark areas in the displayed image if you wish. This works slightly better than most 'blinking highlights' implementations as it also provides you with an idea of what parts of the image may be under-exposed as well as near-to over-exposure. These remain when you zoom in, so you can get a clear idea of where detail may have been lost.
Turn the rear dial to the right to enter magnification view, keep turning to magnify further. There are twenty one steps to an impressive sounding 32x zoom but beyond 11x the magnification is greater than 1:1, so you don't get any additional detail.
- 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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