Pentax k20D has better noise handling than the 40D
Ok, I will give +1 point on the Pentax k20D ISO handling
and how does the sonyA700 has better IQ/resolution? the pentax k20D has the better IQ of its class, and it surpasses the sony in almost 2 Mp
I read that Pentax jpg mode, color, white balance and metering is not as good as others. Although the RAW mode will help, but most of beginners
or space concious do not bother to shoot and edit RAW later. So I can't
give a full point. While Sony A700 is famous for its image quality and dynamic range.
pentax runnig for the semi-pros?
I think Pentax is positioned its k20d in semi pro level because of the price point, image resolution and its complete "modern" features.
how the nikon D80 and the pentax k10D had such low score i would not know, since the k10d RAW image surpasses almost every rival in its class, and the D80 its just pure photography.
k10d image jpg is really bad and ppl loves good jpgs, AF is also sluggish.
D80 lack of modern camera features that would benefit beginners,
but I aggree, if you're in pure photography it is good, dual screen helps
but the price of D80 is not helping either.
But I will add 1 point on D80 feature based on LCD screens and some
subtle things that Melvin mentioned above.
Will update the chart later when I;m back home