At A Glance

Although the K20 does some things well, its slow autofocus frustrates.

Manufacturer’s Description

With 14.6 Megapixels, it's the highest in its class. 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.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.70 "
Effective Camera Resolution 14.6 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
UPC Code 000270751398
Manufacturer Part Number 19411
Brand Name Pentax
Product Name K20D Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

With 14.6 Megapixels, it's the highest in its class. 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.

Product Model K20D
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4672 x 3104
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.1 x
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Optical
Autofocus Points 11
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • K20D Digital SLR Camera
  • smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II Lens
  • USB Cable I-USB17
  • Video Cable I-VC28
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI50
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC50
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FP
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Focusing Screen LF-80 Frame Matte
  • Bottom Cap K10D
  • Software CD-ROM's S-SW74, S-SW75
Physical Characteristics
Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
Height 4.0"
Width 5.6"
Depth 2.8"
Weight (Approximate) 25.12 oz
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type SLR
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Poor
Color Poor
Sharpness Superior
Distortion Very Good
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 58.5
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 44.6
Image Quality, Color 47.2
Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 74.4
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 36.6
Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 88.4
Image Quality, Color--Auto 37.7
Battery Life (minutes) 273.5
Image Quality, Exposure 39.0
Number of Shots 500.0
Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 56.6
Image Quality, Distortion 78.6
Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 66.3
Image Quality, Overall 43.7
Number of Batteries 1
Image Quality Score Good