Pentax K200D

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
fannibal
 
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I've Owned a Kodak DC290(2mp), minolta dimage 7(5mp), and most recently a canon S3(6mp). I've never owned a dSLR before the K200d. Before you read my cons, keep in mind that I think this is the best camera in this price range, but there are plenty of improvements that can be made. Pros: -built in image stabilization that works for all lenses -much much better image quality than S3 by far(especially with my da* 50-135 lens). The canon's image quality looks overly processed even at ISO 80. ...

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pentax k200d dude
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This camera right here is excellent. I was looking for A feature packed D-SLR and i almost bought the Nikon d80, but that camera was reaching the end of it's life and instead i chose the K200D. It has a bigger screen, HyperProgram (MTF Priority),More custom functions, Better ergonomics, Dust removal facilities and Shake Reduction facilities. But best of all fine image quality. Problems: Absolutely NONE!

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Aristophanes
 
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The image quality (IQ) is fantastic. All the necessary controls are there in a very rugged, durable package. I love the AA batteries. It's a real selling point. It feels solid unlike the Canon or Sony models I tried. Best features are the shake reduction in-body as opposed to in-lens of Canon and Nikon. This and the in-body AF allows for use of legacy Pentax lenses, especially those sweet primes the company is most famous for. Anti-dust mechanism is also good. The P mode beats the competition ...

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Kirka
 
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This is excellent product, in my opinion! After few month investigation different cameras specifications and owners reviews in internet, I bought K200 D kit (with 18 – 55 mm objective). Now I owned K200 D two weeks and took about 200 pictures. I think if picture quality is low with this camera, it is photograph’s fault, not cameras. Of course, for better result is needed to have good optics and filters. When you take a picture, you can edit it later strictly in camera. You don’t necessary ...

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PJDSailor
 
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Excellend build quality. Hard to explain but it just feels like a quality photographic tool. Not too heavy, not too light and flimsy. When travelling the interchangability of batteries with other electonics taken on a trip (VHF, GPS, Flash) all using AA batteries is a blessing (one charger for all) Impressive performance with rechargable Eneloop batteries. After taking a sharp 1/20 sec photo of a night baseball game from a moving boat, I am convinced that noise at 1600 and image ...

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bobdem
 
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My 3rd dslr. Upgraded from a K100D. Fantastic camera with great IQ. Focus and exposure are spot on. Of course a basic understanding of photo technique will reward a new user. Those who complain about underexposure may not really understand how a sophisticated camera such as a dslr actually works. That being said, it's not rocket science and almost anyone is capable of taking great photos with a little practice. Problems: None.

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mario7
 
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Really wanted to like this camera. Read a ton beforehand and it had mostly superlative reviews. I did like most everything about it except picture IQ-the most important feature in a camera. Problems: Severe and constant underexposure. with Mk. II kit lens.

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edsbar60
 
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I upgraded from the K100D to the K200D and I have to say it's worth it. Not because of the 10MP sensor but it's even more feature-rich than the K100D. I especially like the self-cleaning sensor since I live in AZ where it's very dusty and keeping my sensor clean on the K100D was a huge chore. I plan on trip down the Rogue River in OR this summer so the weatherproofing should be very handy. But most of all I do seem to take a cleaner picture with this camera noticed that I do less PP'ing ...

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aflashoflightning
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This is my first DSLR and I'm very happy with the Pentax K200D. The K200D is a great step up for point and shoot users. After looking at pictures of various competitors like Canon, Nikon and Sony, there wasn't that much of a difference in image quality. But for the price you pay, you got a whole lot more value from the K200D than other offerings. - The use of AA batteries. A HUGE plus. Some people view this as a negative and I have to disagree. AA batteries are more affordable and readily ...

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