Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera

Pentax Updated: 2008-10-01 RSS
Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera

The PENTAX K20D digital SLR offers advanced photo enthusiasts an array of exciting PENTAX innovations. The newly developed CMOS image sensor brings out optimum performance of PENTAX interchangeable lenses. Featuring 14.6 effective megapixels (highest in its class) and the latest noise-reduction technology, the sensor assures superb image quality. This SLR will make you feel in control with its Live View function that allows the photographer to see the image on the camera’s back panel LCD monitor while shooting. Customizable features ideal for shooters who demand complete control include the Expanded Dynamic Range function that allows users to gain more contrast/detail in bright settings and a new Custom Image function to select/adjust finishing touches to an image. An improved Dust Reduction system features prevention, removal and alerting devices. Combine these new innovations with the renowned PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system, Pentax Real IMage Engine (PRIME) and incorporate them in a dependable dust-proof, weather-resistant body – you’ve now got a superb camera that allows photographers to shoot anytime, anywhere, even in dusty or rainy environments.

Type: Auto-exposure digital SLR still camera with TTL auto focus, built-in retractable P-TTL auto flash, CCD shift shake reduction, dust reduction, dust alert and weather/dust resistant body

Sensor: CMOS with primary color filter and integrated shake/dust reduction sensor movement system
- 14.6 megapixels
- 8 bits/channel (JPEG) or 12 bit/channels (RAW)

Resolution (Recorded Pixels): 14.6M (4672x3120), 10M (3872x2592), 6M (3008x2000), 2M (1824x1216)

ISO Sensitivity: Auto 100-3200 (6400) ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps) (6400 in Expanded ISO mode)
- Bulb up to 3200
- Manual 100-3200 (6400) ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps) (6400 in Expanded ISO mode)

File Formats: JPEG (Exif 2.21), RAW (PEF, DNG), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system)
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
- PRINT Image Matching III

Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount compatible with PENTAX KAF2, KAF AND KA mount lenses
- Power zoom function, SDM function
- K-mount lenses usable with restrictions
- S-mount lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions
- 67/645 lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions.

Focusing System: TTL phase-matching 11-point autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)
- AF Single (with focus lock), AF Continuous, Manual
- Focus point adjustment (auto, user-selectable, center)
- AF assist via built-in flash

Exposure Control: TTL open-aperture metering with choice of 16-segment, Center-weighted and Spot metering