Model Name: Pentax K20D 
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Predecessor: Pentax K10D
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Successor: Pentax K-7
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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
Size: 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.
(142 x 102 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 14.6
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.07 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 65
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 639
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4672 x 3104 (14.5 MP, Other),
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)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Focal Length (actual):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, coverage: 95%, magnification: 0.95x, diopter: -2.5 to 1.5
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
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 Auto Exposure: 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 (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
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 Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC-Sync Socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Movie File Format:  
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired or IR
Connections (extended): DC input, wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.39
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.36
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 11
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.090 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.24 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.089 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full AF = n/a Prefocused = 0.659s Prefocused with flash = 2.395s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 530 shots
Battery Life, Video:  
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Included Software: CD-ROM S-SW74/75
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, MacOS 10.2 or later
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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