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01-23-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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First test?

First Look: Pentax K20D - - PopPhotoJanuary 2008

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01-23-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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From PopPhoto

"First, it would be great to see a pixel-shedding ultra-high speed burst rate. We'd be willing to trade about half the resolution for a doubled six-frame per second high-speed burst mode for peak action of birds in flight, and rodeos, and surfing, and snowboarding, and gymastics, and softball, and soccer, and football, or a rhino charging our Land Rover. We'll wager this is a mechanical issue which can't be addressed in the K20D."

I can't wait to see the responses saying the reviewer is being paid by Canon and Nikon to post such damaging info!

Just kidding, I think.
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Nice catch! Thanks - I like the ISO comparison 100% crops on page 2. Awesome!
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huh... i don't read Norwegian but that 3200 comparison doesn't look all that fantastic. I'm hoping this is a really old firmware revision.

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Did anyone else notice the improvement in bracketing setup commented on by pop photo - I am an HDR fan and this is great

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"Pentax has once again swung for the fences with the K20D, packing a ton of high-caliber features, heaps of megapixels, tons of customization, and a pro-caliber build into a camera that should manage to distinguish itself in a crowded pack of high-end enthusiast/entry-level pro SLRs. We've just begun our full lab test with an early production Pentax K20D and out initial findings show that the Pentax K20D is very class competitive (particularly at ISOs 100-1600) against other cameras in this category including the Canon EOS 40D, Sony Alpha 700, and the Nikon D300."
01-23-2008, 05:12 PM   #7
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01-23-2008, 05:23 PM   #8
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Looks like a positive yet 'Canon and Nikon line my pockets' review... Oh well... Let's see what the DxO meter says.. Doubt we'll see the true numbers on this one.. lost forever in popphotospace.. And to think, I used to really respect those guys..

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QuoteOriginally posted by CoryV Quote
huh... i don't read Norwegian but that 3200 comparison doesn't look all that fantastic. I'm hoping this is a really old firmware revision.
It is one single sample. To little to make any conclusions. But based on what I see here, I'd say
1. The K20 picture is underexposed. Underexposure usually means more noise.
2. K20D pic has less luminanse noise, but more chroma noise.

IMO, I'd say a draw, or perhaps K20 has "better" noise characteristicks.

BTW. At PDML K10 and K20 was directly compared. It lookes like they have made a major break in the noise department

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I would say the 40D has more chroma noise and the K20 has more luminance noise. Overall it is not that big of a difference. Considering the K20 has about 45% more total pixels than the 40D, Pentax has done a very fine job.
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I would say the 40D has more chroma noise and the K20 has more luminance noise. Overall it is not that big of a difference. Considering the K20 has about 45% more total pixels than the 40D, Pentax has done a very fine job.

Also the author writes that the K20D camera he tested had a very early firmware and that that any conclutions on that particular test is impossible to make.

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Link if possible please? thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fototim Quote
BTW. At PDML K10 and K20 was directly compared. It lookes like they have made a major break in the noise department

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here you are:

Shot by me, with the K20D

ISO 1600 is much cleaner and with better detail.

6400 looks blotchy, but.. whatever.

Also very interesting to note that ISO 200 has noticeably more detail than ISO 100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ricardobeat Quote
here you are:

Shot by me, with the K20D

ISO 1600 is much cleaner and with better detail.

6400 looks blotchy, but.. whatever.

Also very interesting to note that ISO 200 has noticeably more detail than ISO 100.
Thanks for that! That is a huge difference on the iso1600 shots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ricardobeat Quote
here you are:

Shot by me, with the K20D

ISO 1600 is much cleaner and with better detail.

6400 looks blotchy, but.. whatever.

Also very interesting to note that ISO 200 has noticeably more detail than ISO 100.
thx , that what i like to see
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