Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Pentax K20D DSLR officially announced!

Here it is! After weeks and weeks of speculation, rumors, leaks, counter-leaks, wishful thinking, hopes and dreams, the Pentax K20D is now a reality!



Meet the Pentax K20D

  • 14.6 megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor
  • Uses various K, KA, KAF, KAF2, and cough cough lenses (with adapter: screw-mount, 645 and 647 too)
  • Supports SDM and Power Zoom
  • Sensor shift image stabilization (claims 2.5 to 4 stops advantage)
  • PRIME engine, DDR2 memory
  • Extended Dynamic Range
  • ISO 100 to 3200, extended to 6400
  • Shutter 1/4000 to 30sec
  • 3 fps (14 DNG or 16 PEF or 38 JPEG)
  • 2.3 fps (unlimited JPEG)
  • 36 custom functions
  • Dust-proof, weather resistant
  • 12-bit RAW
  • SAFOX VIII auto focus system
  • built-in flash (GN 13)
  • Hot Shoe, P-TTL, 1/180s
  • Pentaprism, 95% FoV, 0.95x magnification
  • Live View
  • 2.7" LCD (230k)
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI50 (740 images)
  • OPTIONAL: Battery Grip (D-BG2), Focusing Screen LL-80 AF Divided Matte, Focusing Screen LI-80 AF Scale Matte, and more
  • Weight: 25.2oz (without battery and memory card - as if!)
  • PRICE: $1300 (April 2008), body only
  • PRE-ORDER: The K20D body only is available for pre-ordering from Amazon for $1300 with free shipping and pre-order price guarantee.


    Web coverage
  • Press release at Imaging Insider
  • dpreview hands-on preview
  • dpreview
  • Imaging Resource
  • The Online Photographer


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