Pentax K20D Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K20D 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: K20D 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $799.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 28.3 oz (802 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.
(142 x 102 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 15.1
Effective Megapixels: 14.6 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.10"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.PEF, .DNG) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF2 (KAF2, KAF, KA) 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII) 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, coverage: 95%, magnification: 0.95x, diopter: -2.5 to 1.5 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (expanded)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 16-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority 
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens 
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC-Sync Socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: No 
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired or IR 
Other Connection: DC input, wired remote 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI50 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 530
Software
Included Software: CD-ROM S-SW74/75 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, MacOS 10.2 or later 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system; Weather and dust resistant body; Live View mode that allows users to see the full image area to confirm composition, focus status and lighting on the large 2.7 inch LCD monitor; Expanded Dynamic Range function; Improved Dust Reduction system that features the new Dust Alert function to pinpoint the exact location of dust particles for the photographer to remove. 

 


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