Pentax K-m (K2000)

Announced Sep 22, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

Although the overall specification is pretty good for this level of camera, the K-m/K2000 struggles to stand out from the crowd given the mediocre JPEG quality and poorly implemented autofocus system.

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Recommended
65%
dpreview score
Good for

Pentax users on a tight budget

Not so good for

Absolute beginners or JPEG shooters

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Pentax K-m review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Jan 23, 2009)

Differentiating with a range of DSLRs can often prove problematic for a manufacturer. The manufacturer can either focus on restricting the inner workings of the camera to keep costs down, or simply alter the design and size to the same end.

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