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Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D
alaScore 90

816 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 816 reviews of Pentax K20D. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the lens and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the video.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K20D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Pentax K20D from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the lens and image quality are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the color and design.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K20D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 user reviews of Pentax K20D from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the lens and image quality. The usability and price also get good feedback.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (

Pentax K20D


Pentax's K20D digital SLR camera impresses with its unique feature set, while still offering a lot of quality for the price. The camera, which sells body only for $750 and packaged in a kit with an 18mm-55mm lens for $1000 (prices as of 12/10/08), is...

High resolution ; Faithful color rendition

No AF assist light; have to raise flash ; Autofocus hunts frequently

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

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Butler (

Pentax K20D Review


Having risked being left behind by the speed at which the 'affordable' DSLR market developed, Pentax showed how serious its intentions were with the K10D, a semi-pro-level DSLR with a features list to humble the competition at a very attractive price....

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Pentax K20D review


Editors' note: The competitive landscape for this camera has changed since our review, and we've updated the text and ratings to reflect that. After looking at subsequent reviews we've decided that we were overly forgiving of the color inaccuracy...

Impressive performance, 14 megapixels at a relatively low price; weather sealed; nice control layout; wireless flash control.

Slightly inaccurate colors; shake reduction could be more effective.

Pentax's 14MP K20D is a great choice for a midlevel SLR and offers a lot of bang for the buck.

May, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Pentax K20D


Preview of the Pentax K20D.

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Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax K20D SLR


Jump to Page: K20D SLR Playback Features & Menus Function, Record and Custom Menus Flash and Viewfinder Shake Reduction, Lens Mount, Lenses Bundled PENTAX Software Controls, Storage, I/O, Power Steve's Conclusion Sample Pictures 360-degree QuickTime VR...

May, 2008

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Pentax K20D


If you're a real enthusiast in the market for a mid-priced DSLR, the Pentax K20D is hard to beat. It is sure to be a strong competitor in its class. And if you happen to own a Pentax film SLR, the ability to use your existing lenses can save you a...

14.6 megapixel sensorLive view functionBody-mounted shake reduction system2.7-inch color LCD monitorBackwards compatibility with all Pentax lenses

The Pentax K20D is the latest entry from Pentax into the mid-priced DSLR...

Jan, 2009

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Pentax K20D review


I have always had a soft spot for the Pentax K10D digital SLR. A beautiful and solid compact digital reflex camera, offering a superb quality, certainly when combined with the pancake lenses. Actually, it surprises me that I don't see the K10D in the...

I have put the bar quite high for the Pentax K20D. It should surpass the K10D, a camera that I like a lot. Luckily Pentax have not let me down. The best of the K10D has been preserved, and Pentax have added some nice extras. The basic concept is...

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Pentax K20D Review


When it was first announced in January, the new Pentax K20D led the megapixel race for consumer DSLRs, offering a 14.6 megapixel sensor. Since then Sony have also unveiled a 14 megapixel camera, the A350, so Pentax no longer have everything to...

At first glance the Pentax K20D simply looks like an incremental upgrade of the K10D, with relatively few additions on offer apart from the headline-grabbing 14 megapixel resolution. Whilst the increased image size is certainly worthy of attention,...

Apr, 2007

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Pentax K20D Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Pentax K20D DSLR follows in the footsteps of the company's well-received K10D model, and offers 14.6 effective megapixel resolution from a newly developed CMOS image sensor made in conjunction with the company's partner in digital SLR development,...

Rugged construction with stainless steel chassis and full environmental sealing ; Nice 2.7-inch, 230,000 pixel LCD that's color adjustable ; Built-in Shake Reduction works with all lenses ; Dust reduction and dust alert systems ; Extremely high...

Live view mode has only limited usefulness ; Live view mode only covers 98% of image capture area ; No focus assist lamp, if light conditions are poor, camera relies on annoying strobing flash to achieve focus ; Flash x-sync only 1/180s ; Auto white...

The Pentax K20D ships from April 2008, priced at about $1,300 body-only

Expert review by : Pop Photo (

First Look: Pentax K20D


You'd be forgiven for mistaking the brand-new 14.6 megapixel Pentax K20D (estimated street: $1,299) for its predecessor, the 10.2 megapixel Pentax K10D (current street: $700) at a quick first glance. Yes, the size and weight are nearly identical, to...

Nov, 2008

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