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Photography Blog Reviews Pentax 20D

Mark Goldstein from the Photography Blog reviews the Pentax 20D which is quite solid and includes an extremely angular, sculpted handgrip.

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Mark Goldstein from the Photography Blog reviews the Pentax 20D which is quite solid and includes an extremely angular, sculpted handgrip. The 20D is targeted at the more serious photographer and making it dust and water resistant, makes the DSLR quite stable and resilient to wear and tear.

Calling it just an upgrade to the previous 10D is not correct according to Goldstein since the 20D brings new features to the table. The new 14.6 megapixel Samsung CMOS sensor results in great image quality and the new AF Adjustment custom function which lets you calibrate old Pentax lenses is spot on.

Conclusion:

"Despite the half-baked Live View mode and an increase in price over the K10D, the Pentax K20D is a significant improvement on its predecessor. The shutter release mechanism and auto-focusing system are still noisy, and we'd upgrade the supplied 18-55mm kit lens as soon as possible to get the best out of the sensor, but overall the K20D remains one of the most innovative DSLRs currently available, which we can once again highly recommend."

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