What we think
The K20D’s controls aren’t elegant or efficient, but the images seem more ‘natural’ and less ‘digital’ than its rivals. It has some clever and effective features like dynamic range extension and dust alert. Flawed but with sparks of sheer brilliance.
Reasons to buy
- + Great pictures
- + Clever features
- + Nice to handle
Reasons to avoid
- - Dodgy controls
- - Flawed lens
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The K20Ds development was based on the popular PENTAX K10D, which not only attracted great interest and high acclaim from users around the world, but also swept prestigious camera awards across the globe in 2007. The new CMOS image sensor, exclusively developed for K20D, is designed to optimize the performance of PENTAX interchangeable lenses. Featuring approximately 14.6 effective megapixels and the latest noise-reduction technology, it assures superb image quality a step above its predecessors. The K20D also offers an array of advanced features and user-friendly functions, including: a new Custom Image function that lets the user select or adjust the images finishing touches to their preference; an upgraded, more reliable SR (Shake Reduction) system; a comprehensive Dust Removal system; a multi-mode exposure system for faithful reproduction of the photographers creative intentions; and a dependable dust-proof, water-resistant body construction. As a result, the K20D easily meets the diversified, exacting demands of discerning photographers.
|Storage Type||Secure Digital, SDHC|
|Optical Sensor Optical Sensor||CMOS|