Pentax K20D SLR Review

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PENTAX K20D




Controls, Function, Record and Custom Menus





PENTAX K20D

Pressing the INFO button while in capture mode displays a screen full of settings and parameters currently in use. Exposure mode, Metering mode, Flash fired, Single frame advance, Shutter speed, Aperture, Exposure and Flash Exposure compensation, Image tone, ISO Auto, sRGB color space, and Auto white balance, Image Quality (JPEG ****), Image size is 14.6M(egapixel), Shake Reduction enabled, Focus mode, Focus point, Lens focal length, color Saturation at default, Sharpness at default, Contrast at default, Date and time, battery level.



PENTAX K20D

Turning the Mode Dial to select another exposure mode will cause the color LCD to briefly display the screens show above. This function can be disabled by turning Guide Display off in the setup menu.




Function Menu Options


PENTAX K20D

Pressing the Fn (Function) button in record mode brings up a shortcut menu that allows you to quickly change the White Balance, ISO, Drive Mode or Flash Mode.


PENTAX K20D



PENTAX K20D

Pressing the OK button calls up the Custom Image menu. You use Custom Image to adjust setting such as color and contrast before shooting an image. Select from six modes for image tone: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant or Monochrome.


Record Menu Options


PENTAX K20D

  • JPEG Rec. Pixels - 14.6M, 10M, 6M, 2M
  • JPEG Quality - **** 4672x3104, *** 3872x2592, **3008x2000, * 1824x1216
  • File Format - JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • RAW file format - PEF or DNG
  • Extended Bracket - Off, WB, Saturation/Hue/Contrast/Sharpness
  • Multi-exposure - Set the number of exposures and Auto EV adjust
  • Interval Shooting - Set Interval, Number of Shots, Start Trigger, Start Time
  • Color Space - Select sRGB or AdobeRGB
  • RAW button - Set function of camera's RAW button to Cancel each time, and file format
  • Memory - Set the parameters to be "remembered" from power off to power on
  • Input Focal Length - Set focal length of attached non-automatic lens, used by Shake Reduction system



Custom Settings


PENTAX K20D

  • Program line - Normal, Hi Speed (Hi-speed priority), Depth (Depth-of-field priority) or MTF (MTF priority)
  • EV Steps - 1/2 or 1/3
  • Sensitivity Steps - 1 EV Steps, As EV Steps
  • Expand Sensitivity - Off or On
  • Meter Operating Time - 10 sec, 3 sec, or 30 sec
  • AE-L with AF locked - Off or On
  • Link AF Point and AE - Off or On
  • One-Push Bracketing - Off or On
  • Auto Bracketing order - 0-+, -0+, +0-, 0+-
  • Auto EV Compensation - Off or On
  • WB when using flash - AWB, Unchanged or Flash
  • WB Adjustable Range - Auto or Fixed
  • AF Button Function - Enable AF, Cancel AF, Center of AF Point
  • AF with the shutter button half pressed - On or Off
  • Superimpose AF Area- On or Off
  • AF in remote control - Off or On
  • Slow Shutter Speed Noise Reduction - Auto or On
  • High-ISO Noise Reduction - Off, Weakest, Weak, Strong
  • Color Temperature Steps - Kelvin or Mired (in steps on 100k)
  • e-dial in Program - Set Front / Rear dials: Tv / Av, Av / Tv, +- / P shift, P shift / +-
  • e-dial in Sv Mode - Set Front and real dials: no setting / ISO, P shift / ISO, ISO / P shift
  • e-dial in Tv Mode - Set Front and real dials: Tv / no setting, Tv / +-, +- / Tv, Tv / ISO, ISO / Tv
  • e-dial in Av Mode - Set Front and real dials: no setting / Av, +- / Av, Av / +-, ISO / Av, Av / ISO
  • e-dial in TAv & M - Set Front and real dials: Tv / Av, Av / Tv
  • e-dial in B & X - Set Front and real dials: no setting / Av, Av / no setting
  • Green button in TAv & M - Program Line, Tv Shift or Av Shift
  • Shutter release when charging flash - Off or On
  • Flash in Wireless Mode - On or Off
  • Preview Method - Live View, Optical Preview or Digital Preview
  • Display Sensitivity - Off or On
  • Saving rotation info - On or Off
  • Auto Image Rotation - On or Off
  • Catch-in focus - Off or On
  • AF Adjustment - Off or On
  • Using aperture ring - Prohibited or Permitted
  • Reset Custom Function



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