An affordable high-resolution camera? Sounds good, but how does the K20D measure up against its rivals?...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Pentax K20D

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:85%


  • Great build and handling, good colour, good noise control, features


  • Underexposure, sluggish AF, flat-packed live view, limited burst shooting


Pentax K20D Review


Price as reviewed:


Value For Money

The suggested price for the K20D is £899 for the body only, but it’s available for £100 cheaper in some retailers – often including the lens – and this makes it good value for money considering the spec and build quality. Along with the Samsung GX-20, it’s the highest-resolution model in its market sector and is made to a very high standard. Although we have often stated that resolution is not the be all and end all of a camera, it is still a factor in people’s buying habits and a reality of digital photography that more pixels and larger images are demanded by the consumer. In that sense, the K20D is a great proposition.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features And Design
  3. 3. Performance And Image Quality
  4. 4. Value For Money
  5. 5. Verdict
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