Pentax K20D Review

April 28, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 6 Comments | |

Pentax K20DSucceeding a company’s most successful DSLR camera and one of the surprise hits of 2007 is no easy task, but that’s exactly what the Pentax K20D is attempting to do. We reviewed the K10D a year ago, giving it our “Highly Recommended” award and praising its compelling mix of build-quality, innovative features and excellent image quality. The K20D offers an increased resolution of 14.6 megapixels, Live View mode, slightly bigger 2.7 inch LCD monitor, increased ISO range (now up to 6400) and an X-sync socket for studio flash. There are a lot more mid-range DSLR cameras now than a year ago, so Mark Goldstein reviewed the Pentax K20D to find out if it still has what it takes.

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#1 lutz

Thanks for the review!
I wish I could afford the camera.

Your test of the anti-shake mechanism is worded very funny: "To test this, I took 2 handheld shots of the same subject with the same settings."
I only hope you took more than TWO shots to test such a complicated meachanism. Everybody has problems testing the efficiency of Anti-Shake, but two shots??? This is cracking me up.

9:24 pm - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

#2 Mark Goldstein

lutz, the two shots were taken for that particular test. I used anti-shake throughout the duration of the 2-week review.

8:20 am - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

#3 lutz

Hello Mark,
I hope I made my point clear.
What you are presenting is an example but certainly not a "test". Your wording makes it appear very amateurish.
To actually test such a system would require a much more sophisticated approach.

7:13 pm - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

#4 tombps5

i have bought this camera,very nice,i have take somy very nice picture,maybe i can share with you

3:33 am - Saturday, May 31, 2008

#5 Benjamin Kanarek

Excellent and objective review. Well Done!


10:12 am - Saturday, August 16, 2008

#6 CDA

Regarding night shots you make it sound much better than it really is. It should be mentioned that:
1) NR (black frame) can NOT be turned off, which means a 30s exposure means about 1minute shot
2) for the the bulb mode you have to keep the button pressed on the camera or if you have an IR remote control for the entire exposure time. So the best choice would be a cable release with lock mechanism.

9:27 pm - Sunday, July 19, 2009