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The Pentax K20D Digital SLR With 14.6 Mega Pixels and smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Lens

Improving on the technology of the award winning K10D, the flagship Pentax K20D is the highest resolution camera in the advanced photo enthusiast category and allows more experienced photographers, who demand complete control, to fully customize the camera. The most significant features in the K20D include:

  • A newly developed CMOS image sensor to bring out the optimum performance of Pentax interchangeable lenses. Featuring 14.6 effective megapixels and the latest noise-reduction technology, the sensor assures superb image quality.
  • Custom Image functions that allow users to select between six preset options and further adjust image processing, including saturation, hue, contrast and sharpness. The K20D also offers an Expanded Dynamic Range function that allows users to gain more contrast and detail in bright settings.
  • A Live View that allows users to see the full image area to confirm composition, focus status and lighting on the large 2.7 inch LCD monitor. A grid display may be engaged to help assure the perfect arrangement of an image and Auto Focus may be activated by simply pressing the AF button on the back of the camera. Further fine tuning of the image can be confirmed with the 4X or 8X zoom option.
  • An improved Dust Reduction system that features the new Dust Alert function to pinpoint the exact location of dust particles for the photographer to remove.
  • A weather and dust resistant body that allows photographers to keep shooting even in harsh conditions.
  • A PC sync socket for more advanced photographers who use studio lighting.
Pentax K20D Digital SLR Key Features
  • 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor offers superior image resolution with the maximum control over noise
  • Shake Reduction compatible with any Pentax lens ever produced, including new SDM lenses, minimizes the effect of camera shake
  • 2.7 inch high resolution, wide view LCD monitor gives a live view of your subject for more precise composition
  • PRIME image processing engine maximizes image properties and allows custom adjustment of image parameters
  • Custom Image modes, with six preset options, offer superior control of how the PRIME processor develops images
  • Enhanced Dynamic Range mode gives 200-percent more dynamic range
  • Weather and dust resistant body allows you to keep shooting even in harsh conditions
  • Dust Reduction and Dust Alert features eliminate the need of time consuming retouching
  • Advanced 16-segment metering and 11-point AF, with 9 cross sensors, ensure perfectly exposed and focused images
  • Unique exposure modes, such as hyper-program, Sv and TAv, offer shooting versatility
  • Fully customizable features and advanced functions for advanced photographers

Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Lens

The Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 is an ideal multi-purpose lens to pair with K20D Digital SLR. It provides a focal length covering a wide to moderate wide-angle range. Like all Pentax lenses, the smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens is treated with Pentax's acclaimed smc coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast while minimizing flare and ghost imaging.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
5 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to use(3), Great picture quality(4), Image stabilization(3), Simple controls(3), Strong construction(3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery(4), Portraits(3), Sports(3), Travel(3)

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By Falld5Verified Reviewer from Proud Pennsylvanian, USA on 5/13/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Portraits, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera w/18-55mm smc P-DA F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens:

I waited for a while before submitting my review. I've had my K20D for about 9 months now, and it's taken every bit of that to learn to use the camera. This being my first slr, it was quite a learning curve. I am very satisfied though after learning about it. Because there are no 'auto' settings such as landscape, portrait, ect. on this camera, it's been an adventure learning the manual settings. Clarity of my photos are excellent, although the flash leaves something to be desired, I highly recommend getting the AF540FGZ with it. I've moved from Olympus to Pentax, was looking at their similar model, but this camera proved to be better value for the same features. I don't regret my purchase at all.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera!
By SamiVerified Reviewer from Dallas,TX on 5/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization
Best Uses:
Art, Landscape, Portraits, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera w/18-55mm smc P-DA F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens:

Great camera.

[2 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Simply Great
By Smile, snapVerified Reviewer from Lewisville, Tx on 4/11/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy to change lenes, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, So easy to use, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Landscape, Photojournalism, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera w/18-55mm smc P-DA F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens:

Be ready for great pictures.

[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Professional Quality Images
By DeWayngoVerified Purchaser from Lebanon, Mo on 4/9/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera w/18-55mm smc P-DA F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens:

Awesome camera, my first digital SLR. I began my photography career with a Pentax SLR, 35 mm film camera. I love being able to use all my lenses with this camera. The picture resolution is far better than I ever imagined possible with a digital camera. Use with studio strobes for very professional portraits.

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