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10-18-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
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More than one K20d body style?

I was looking for prices on used k20d's recently and found a K20d with a different looking body from the ones I have and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on it. Namely the shape of the bottom of the camera, the sculpted grip, silver SR badge, along with the front IR pickup being recessed. The camera is for sale on eBay at

[Exc+++] Pentax K20 Digital SLR SR FreeShip & Tracking | eBay

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10-18-2016, 07:52 PM   #2
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Interesting to see what replies you get to this question! I've never seen one like this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Isoflex Quote
More than one K20d body style?
The grip is much bigger on the eBay camera. When I bought my K20D new in 2008, there was no mention of a different grip available. The 1st photo is a standard K20D, and the 2nd is your " hybrid. "
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interesting ... the identification plate on the bottom of the ebay camera which says "Pentax Corporation" is different to my K20D which says "Hoya Corporation"

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I have 2 copies of the K20D right now, one purchased for the parents of a student of mine, and my copy. One is Pentax corp and the other is Hoya. For awhile the Pentax name was owned by Hoya, I believe it was then purchased by Ricoh who still own it of course.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cee Cee Quote
interesting ... the identification plate on the bottom of the ebay camera which says "Pentax Corporation" is different to my K20D which says "Hoya Corporation"
Could this be a pre-production camera body?
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I believe I saw a K10D with such a bigger grip. for Japan market?
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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
I believe I saw a K10D with such a bigger grip. for Japan market?
On the ricoh-imaging.co.jp (Japan) K20D page, the illustrations show a normal-looking K20D. Hmm...

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see this:

https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/w/TS560x560?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalcam...g2nOk%2FyY0%3D

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Very well done indeed !!!
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Well there ya go! Mystery solved. I guess they also changed the SR badge to silver. Very interesting. Thanks so much, I was really curious and couldn't find a thing. Well done!
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I saw a k10D like this before and did some research some years ago...Glade to help.
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Nice! I was going to say, that looks like a K-7 grip. Makes sense.

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