Monday, October 12, 2009

Pentax K20D 14 Megapixel SLR Digital Camera

The PENTAX K20D digital SLR offers advanced photo enthusiasts an array of exciting PENTAX innovations. The newly developed CMOS image sensor brings out optimum performance of PENTAX interchangeable lenses. Featuring 14.6 effective megapixels (highest in its class) and the latest noise-reduction technology, the sensor assures superb image quality. This SLR will make you feel in control with its Live View function that allows the photographer to see the image on the camera’s back panel LCD monitor while shooting. Customizable features ideal for shooters who demand complete control include the Expanded Dynamic Range function that allows users to gain more contrast/detail in bright settings and a new Custom Image function to select/adjust finishing touches to an image. An improved Dust Reduction system features prevention, removal and alerting devices. Combine these new innovations with the renowned PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system, Pentax Real IMage Engine (PRIME) and incorporate them in a dependable dust-proof, weather-resistant body – you’ve now got a superb camera that allows photographers to shoot anytime, anywhere, even in dusty or rainy environments.

14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor offers superior image resolution with maximum control over noise
Shake Reduction compatible with any PENTAX lens ever produced, including new SDM lenses, minimizes the effect of camera shake
2.7 inch high resolution, wide view LCD monitor gives a Live View of your subject for more precise composition
PRIME image processing engine maximizes image properties and allows custom adjustment of image parameters
Custom Image modes, with six preset options, offer superior control of how the PRIME processor develops images
Enhanced Dynamic Range mode gives 200% more dynamic range
Weather and dust resistant body allows you to keep shooting even in harsh conditions
Dust Reduction and Dust Alert features eliminate the need of time consuming retouching
Advanced 16-segment metering and 11-point AF, with 9 cross sensors, ensure perfectly exposed and focused images
Unique exposure modes, such as hyper-program, Sv and TAv, offer shooting versatility
Fully customizable features and advanced functions for advanced photographers

Tech Specs
Sensor: Type - CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system; Size - 23.4 x 15.6mm; Color depth - 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW; Effective pixels - 14.6 MP; Total pixels - 15.1 MP; Recorded resolutions - 4672x3104 (14.6M), 3872x2592 (10M), 3008x2000 (6M), 1824x1216 (2M); Quality levels - **** Premium, *** Best, ** Better, * Good; Dust Removal - Image sensor movement combined with SP coating
Lens Mount: Type/construction - Pentax KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount; Usable lenses - Pentax KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions); SDM function - YES; Power zoom function - YES
Focus System: Type - TTL phase-matching 11 point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII); Focus modes - AF Single (w/focus lock), AF Continuous, Manual; Focus point adjustment - Auto, User-selectable, Center; AF assist - YES, via built-in flash
Viewfinder: Type - Pentaprism; Coverage (field of view) - 95%; Magnification - 0.95x (w/ 50mm f/1.4 at infinity); Standard focusing screen - Natural-Bright-Matte II; Diopter adjustment - -2.5 to 1.5; Depth of field preview - Optical diaphragm stop down, Digital, Live View (FOV 100%, magnification 4x/8x available, grid pattern available)
LCD Monitor: Type - 2.7” TFT color LCD monitor, adjustable brightness/color, Live View available (TTL by image sensor, 100% FOV); Resolution - Approx 230,000 dots Wide angle viewable: YES, approx 160 degrees horizontal/vertical
Built-in Flash: Type - Retractable P-TTL popup flash; Guide number - 13 (100/m); Coverage - 28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm) Flash modes: on, redeye, slow sync, slow sync + redeye, trailing curtain sync, wireless; Flash exposure compensation - -2 to +1 EV in 1/2 steps
External Flash: Type - Hot Shoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), Wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync socket; Synchronization speed - 1/180s
Storage Media: Internal memory - n/a; Removable memory - SD, SDHC
Interfaces: Ports - USB 2.0 hi-speed, video out, DC input, cable switch, X-Sync socket; Video out - NTSC, PAL; Printer interfaces - PictBridge
Power Supply: Power source - Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI50, BG2 Battery Grip (optional) for second D-LI50 battery; Recordable images - Approx 740 (approx 530 with 50% flash); Playback time - Approx 330 min; AC adapter available - YES (optional)
Physical Specifications: Body dimensions (W x H x D) - 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.76”; Body weight (without battery or removable memory) - 25.2 oz; Loaded and ready - 28.2 oz; Construction material(s) - Reinforced plastic polymer shell surrounding a rugged stainless steel chassis; Operating temperature - 32-104 degrees F
Language Support: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese
Image Stabilization: Type - Body-based, sensor shift Shake Reduction (4 stops maximum)
Metering System: Type - TTL open-aperture, 16 segment metering; Sensitivity range - EV 0-21 (ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4); Multi-segment - YES, 16 segments; Center weighted - YES; Spot - YES; Exposure compensation - +/- 3EV (1/2 steps), +/- 2EV (1/3 steps); Exposure lock - YES; Exposure bracketing - YES, 3 or 5 frames, up to +/- 2EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto - 100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range ISO available to ISO 6400; Manual - 100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, expanded range ISO available to ISO 6400
White Balance: Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Color Temperature; Manual mode(s) - YES WB fine adjustment available
Shutter: Type - Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter; Shutter speed - 1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb available
Capture Modes: Mode selection - Green, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, X Speed, Bulb, USER; Green simplified mode available - YES; P/A/S/M/B - P, A, S, M, B (extended modes include Sv, TAv); Date stamp - n/a;n Digital filters (capture) - Custom Image Function includes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, and Vibrant modes, each with gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, contrast, and sharpness. Monochrome includes adjustment for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales); Data record - Folder Name (standard, date), File Name (standard, customizable)
Drive Modes: Mode selection - Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Burst (1.6M, JPG), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Remote Continuous, Auto Bracket, Extended Bracket, Multi-Exposure, Interval; Continuous FPS - * 3.0 FPS (38 JPG and Continuous Hi, 14 RAW PEF, 16 RAW DNG), * 2.3 FPS (unlimited JPG and Continuous Lo, 14 RAW PEF, 16 RAW DNG), * 20 FPS in Burst mode (115 at 1.6M, ***, JPG); Self-timer - YES (12s, 2s); Remote control - YES, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous) and cable switch supported
Playback Modes: Mode selection - One shot, two shots, index (4, 9, or 16 thumbnails), magnification, image rotation, folder view, slideshow, histogram, bright/dark indicators, RAW to JPG; Magnification - Up to 32x, scrollable; Digital filters (playback) - B&W (4), Sepia (3), Color (18), Color Extract (6), Soft (3), Illustration, HDR (3), Slim (+/- 8), Brightness (+/- 8)
File Formats: Still - RAW PEF/DNG, JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
Custom Functions: Functions available: 36
Computer Requirements: For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows - Windows XP/Vista, USB port; Mac - MacOS 10.2 or later, USB 2.0 port


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