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  • 14.6 Megapixel CMOS sensor with integrated Shake Reduction
  • Improved Dust Reduction system that features the new Dust Alert function
  • ISO from 100 to 3,200, up to 6,400 expanded
  • 11-point TTL phase-matching autofocus (SAFOX VIII)
  • 3.0 fps, buffer depth of 38 JPEG, 14 RAW PEF or 16 RAW DNG frames
  • 2.7 inch, 230,000 pixel LCD screen with Live View
  • SD / SDHC memory card
  • Weather and dust resistant body

(From company literature) Improving on the technology of the award winning K10D, the flagship PENTAX K20D is the highest resolution camera in the advanced photo enthusiast category and allows more experienced photographers, who demand complete control, to fully customize the camera. The most significant features in the K20D include:

  • A newly developed CMOS image sensor to bring out the optimum performance of PENTAX interchangeable lenses. Featuring 14.6 effective megapixels and the latest noise-reduction technology, the sensor assures superb image quality.
  • Custom Image functions that allow users to select between six preset options and further adjust image processing, including saturation, hue, contrast and sharpness. The K20D also offers an Expanded Dynamic Range function that allows users to gain more contrast and detail in bright settings.
  • A Live View that allows users to see the full image area to confirm composition, focus status and lighting on the large 2.7 inch LCD monitor. A grid display may be engaged to help assure the perfect arrangement of an image and Auto focus may be activated by simply pressing the AF button on the back of the camera. Further fine tuning of the image can be confirmed with the 4X or 8X zoom option.
  • An improved Dust Reduction system that features the new Dust Alert function to pinpoint the exact location of dust particles for the photographer to remove.
  • A weather and dust resistant body that allow photographers to keep shooting even in harsh conditions.
  • A PC sync socket for more advanced photographers who use studio lighting.

The K20D builds on the technology of the award winning K10D and is ideal for the advanced photographer seeking maximum resolution from their camera as well as complete control over how the camera captures images.

The PENTAX K20D (body only) digital SLR model will ship in April 2008 for US $1299.95.

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Keywords: Pentax SLR SD APS-C 15MP Anti-Shake


Registered: May 2010
Posts: 12
Pentax K20D review by lensreporter
Review Date: 5/26/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $600.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: 15-MP-great resolution, ergonomics, well-constructed, equipment
Cons: some buttons give cheap feeling, colour-rendition have to be ajusted well

A very nice camera and a very good price, very close to a professional camera


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