Pentax spruces up its K10D model and adds some impressive features to give is the K20D. Read on for its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Pentax K20D

Experience comes out of experimentation is an adage known to many. Those who have experimented with life as such know that each of their ‘experiments’ teach them something. This is also why the physicist Thomas Alva Edison spoke about his failures as “I haven’t failed; I just discovered a hundred wrong options.” Digital SLR cameras also tend to offer a lot of control to the user, allowing him or her to experiment with its settings. Thus, we see a lot of people playing not only with shutter speed and aperture, but also with the ISO settings in cameras. The only problem is the fact that many do not know how to coordinate ISO ratings with shutter speed and aperture. The Pentax K20D is, however, one DSLR that offers to give the user a reference to start from in terms of exposure values for a certain ISO value. This 14.6mp successor of the K10D, thus, gives user the Sensitivity Priority (Sv) mode, along with Tv and Av modes.

Design and Functioning

Comparisons with its predecessor K10D notwithstanding, the Pentax K20D is solidly built, water resistant and not easily affected by dust either. The K20D boasts an extremely reliable dust-proof, water-resistant construction, which makes it possible to use this camera in the rain or dusty locations without worries. This camera also features a 2.7-inch LCD screen, and its wide-view design allows the photographer to check the monitor image from approximately 160 degrees both vertically and horizontally. The K20D features a unique Sensitivity-Priority (Sv) mode, which is designed to automatically select the optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed for a user-selected sensitivity in terms of ISO. This camera is equipped with a new Custom Image function that lets the users select one of the six modes and adjust the image's finishing touches to their presence, allowing a minor adjustment of tone, saturation, contrast, and sharpness. The K20D features a new Live View function, which allows the user to view the image on the LCD monitor on the camera's back panel during shooting. This comes handy when the photographer must move his or her eye from the viewfinder in specialized applications, such as low-and high-angle compositions. This camera also comes with Pentax-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which effectively reduces camera shake for sharp, blur-free images even under demanding shooting conditions. This camera is compatible with SD/SDHC cards.


Pentax K20D Pentax K20D digital camera

Pentax K20D Price India
Price: Rs. 48,945.00Resolution: 14.60 MP

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Technical Specifications of Pentax K20D
OverviewCamera type DSLR
Battery (Type) Li-Ion
DimensionsWidth (mm) 142
Depth (mm) 70
Height (mm) 101
Weight 715g
LensShutter Speed (seconds) 1/4000 - 30
ISO rating Auto, 100 - 6400
Interchangeability Yes
Compatible Lenses PENTAX KAF2-
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2
Image SensorType CMOS
Total Resolution(MP) 15.07
Effective Resolution(MP) 14.60
Dust Reduction System Yes
ViewfinderType Optical Through-The-Lens
MemoryCard Type SD/SDHC Memory Card
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
Aperture Manual or Automatic
White Balance Manual or Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Image Stabilization Manual or Automatic
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge NA
Hdmi Yes
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Face Detection NA
Af Assist Lamp NA
Movie Mode NA
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram Yes
Last Updated on : September 01, 2010

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