Pentax K20D Review by Camera Labs

Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera

Gordon Laing of Camera Labs reports that the Pentax K20D is certainly a powerful and capable DSLR. He writes, “It inherits an impressive core specification from its predecessor which includes a dust and weather-resistant body, built-in Shake Reduction, a decent optical viewfinder, innovative exposure modes, a wealth of custom options and the choice of recording RAW images in either Pentax’s own PEF or Adobe’s open DNG formats.”

The review also notes that Pentax has made a number of improvements over the already very capable K10D, which in turn makes the K20D a powerful and feature-packed DSLR. “The biggest and most important is of course the sensor, with the K20D delivering the most detailed images from a camera at its price point, while respectably keeping noise levels under control at higher sensitivities,” Laing observes.

He concludes however that, “we can easily recommend the K20D, but its relatively high price, disappointing Live View, tendency to underexpose and uncomfortable positioning rules out our Highly Recommended award.”


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.