Pentax K200D

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
TundeL
 
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Excellent for DSLR beginners (like me) to develop fast and feeling like a semi pro photographer in two months (and 3000 photos taken and analyzed). Before buying I checked thoroughly the market and k200D plus Pentax 16-45/f4 seemed to be the most reasonably offer. Canon 400d was my other alternative but with a stabilized fix aperture lens was extremely expensive. I don't know what would have been if I had chosen the Canon, but now I am totally amused with k200d. It has changed me into an ...

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k200d
 
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The most professional of the entry-level DSLR's on the market today. Superior features as compared to the Nikon N60, Canon 450D/Xsi, Sony A350, and Olympus E510: 1. 2nd LCD on top of camera 2. Weather and Dust Sealing 3. In-body Shake Reduction along the X-axis, Y-axis, and Rotational-axis. (Exclusive to Pentax) 4. Long battery life and use of available everywhere AA batteries 5. Shared architecture, sensor, and processor from the semi-professional Pentax K10D in a lighter and more compact body.

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mifein
 
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I have been using it for about 1 month now as my first DSLR and before it I was using compact ultrazooms - mostly by Fuji since I am very fond of low-light shooting + telephoto abilities. Initially I planned to buy S5pro because of my great respect for Fuji, but in the end I couldn't make myself spend that much + on reading many owner's reviews I realized it did have one very important fault - short battery life which made me take a close look at the only new AA-powered DSLR on the market - ...

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Donald M Mackinnon
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I have owned mine for one month, my third dslr,previous were the Canon EOS300D and Nikon D40. I sold the the Canon for the Nikon becuase it was lighter and sold the Nikon because of problems with dust on the sensor. The K200D appealed to me because it has Shake Reduction built in to the body rather than the lens, and is weatherproofed. For all the extras, the real quality of a camera is how it handles itself in the field and here is where the Pentax shines producing beautifully exposed images ...

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rationalroot
 
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Wireless flach control, Shake Reduction, 10MP sensor, easy to use, best kit lens of all the DSLRs, what's not to like. Problems: Not enough time to play with it 8-)

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usapatriot
 
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I've had the K200D for about two days now and I have played around with quite a bit. The first thing I thought when I un-boxed the camera and held it in my hands was how well built and solid the camera was. Same thing when I un-boxed and attached the kit lens, I got the kit from Amazon and got the 18-55mm mk2. I definitely like the very decent manual focusing ring on the lens compared to the crappy ones on other manufacturers kit lenses, Pentax also included a lens hood, something Nikon and ...

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KZoli
 
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IMHO the best value for money in this category: wide range of features, weather sealed, built in stabilisator menas relatively cheap lens collection, on the top LCD control panel, sensitivity priority modei is really useful and interesting, effective autofocus... it's a joy to use every day and excellent for developing in the dslr world. Problems: Over 800 ISO higher noise (compared to CMOS models).

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tombell1
 
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lso can tell where dust is if you ned to clean the sensor. Waterproof. Limited use but not if Pentax bring out reasonably priced waterprrf lens. Also worth saving up fr the 16-50 2.8F lens? JPEG they seem to have sorted out the in camera JPEG from the K10D. RAW There is a special button so you can easily swithch between JPEG and RAW. Extra Battery pack availalble. AA Batteries. Use these rechargeable beauties. Great when travelling.... In short the camera of choice in my opinion Problems: I ...

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ogl69
 
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I'm impressed with this camera. I switched from ist*DS and I'm happy with K200D. AF-C is fast and accurate. In low-light is not bad too. Faster than AF-S. My FA43 and 77 had back-focus at ist* DS. At K200D is all right. AF is like K10D, but more accurate. DA35 macro is good with AF too. Low-light AF is 2-3 times better than DS, not miracle, but good for me. Hunting a bit in very low light in AF-S, but better in AF-C. With Ansmann 2850 NiMh is a bit worse in speed. AA lithium rules. The ...

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arrenier
 
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I must admit that having started my photography addiction in the 1960s I struggle with the idea of people criticizing the asthetics of the intrument and not the product ( in this case the photo.)

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