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General Description

Being the successor of the popular K10D, the body design of the K20D remained almost unchanged. However, the image sensor of the K10D was replaced by a new sensor with higher resolution and from another manufacturer: Samsung. Samsung also presented a twin camera model, the Samsung GX20.

The K20D was the first Pentax offering AF fine adjustment for up to 20 lenses to avoid front/back focus problems.

Product Information
Exact NameK20D
Years of Production2008 ~ 2009
Availabilityabout once a week, used
Catalog Number19385
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount"crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitationsdigital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity)SAFOX VIII, 11 sensors (0 ~ 19 EV)
AF with supersonic lensesyes
Power-Zoom Featuresauto-lens retract, power zoom
Self-Timer12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable ReleaseCS-205
Infra-Red Releaseremote control F
Custom Functions36
Additional Featuresweather sealed, DOF preview, mirror lock-up
Width x Height x Depth141.5 x 101 x 70 mm
Weight715 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count14.6 megapixel
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size15.6 x 23.4 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor1.54 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage FormatsRAW (DNG, PEF), RAW + JPG, JPG
Storage MediaSecure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reductionyes
Dust Removalyes
Live Viewyes
Orientation Sensoryes
Exposure System
Exposure ModesPgreen, (Hy)P, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv, (Hy)M, B, X, User
Metering Modes with K and M Lensescenter-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses16-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter MaterialSPD
Exposure Compensation (Step)+/-3 (1/2 EV steps)
+/-2 (1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lockyes
Meter Range0 ~ 21 EV
ISO Range100 ~ 6400 ASA
Constructionelectronic (vertical)
Shutter Speeds30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Magnification [Coverage]0.95x [95%]
Aperture IndicationLED
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screensyes
Power Source
Batteries1 x Lithium-Ion D-LI50 rechargeable
ExternalBattery Grip D-BG2
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting2.8 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
FeaturesHS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s)1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN)13
Coverage (35mm equivalent)28
Auto Pop-Upyes
Red-Eye Reductionyes
AF Assistyes
Fitting Case(s)soft case: O-CC55