100d or 20d


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 11:56
Can you please tell me if i would find more quality with the 20d than my present 100d...are the shots more sharp.
thank you. roy.


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 12:05
Very . . .
K1/K3, DA*16-50mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8, FA43mm F1.9 Limited, FA77mm F1.8 Limited, SMC Pentax K 85mm F1.8, DA18-135mm F3.5-5.6, FA*28-70mm F1.8, FA*200mm F1.8


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 13:29
You won't always see a difference in sharpness, but the amount of extra detail in the images with the K20D is significant when you crop your images or make large prints.

Also you may find the camera more enjoyable to use with its better viewfinder, more external controls and numerous extra features.


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 14:23
As written by Pete, the viewfinder of the K20D will be a little brighter because it has a proper pentaprism and the K100D has a pentamirror design.

The K20D is however a more heavy and a bigger camera. I for one like the size and weight because it suits me quite well.
For some people the K20D is to heavy to handle all day. My K20D with battery grip, two batteries and a 16-45 attached weighs in at 1573 grams.
Camera:K20D|Ist*DS|Spotmatic II|MZ-10
Pentax Lenses: DA16-45|DA50-200|50A 1.7
Tamron Lenses: 28-200
Takumar Lenses: SMC 55 1.8
Sigma Lenses: EX DG 50-500 'Bigma'|EX 50mm Macro
Flashes: Metz 58 AF-1|Samsung SEF-36PZF|Pentax AF-220T


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 16:13
The K20D may be bigger and heavier, but not when compared to other marques. We were out and about with other photographers today, and some were wielding cameras that looked like monsters by comparison.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 16:19
k20d + its weather sealed and has alot more features,
just keep snapping,



CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 16:53
Two E-dials is very important one also and you almost never need to go inside the menu to change something, most things you will ever need are under a button or else it's two clicks away in the FN menu.

K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55


Link Posted 24/05/2009 - 23:15
I really want to upgrade to a K20 when funds permit. Currently using a K100D. My main gripes are having to go into the menu and scroll through various screens to change basic settings, and I like the idea of being able to set up focus for different lenses on the K20.

Fingers crossed and the K7 may drive the K20 price down a bit, or make more second hand ones available.


Link Posted 25/05/2009 - 01:00
I came from a K100D to a K20D and for me the biggest improvements are with the extra resolving power, useful buttons rather than the menu system better iso performance and being able to use a grip.

All I will say is GET a K20D!

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link
Last Edited by Snootchies on 25/05/2009 - 01:02


Link Posted 25/05/2009 - 11:20
thank you all for the details....very helpfull....roy.
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