This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F). Camera settings as per previous pages.
Pentax K2000 (K-m) vs. Sony DSLR A200
Pentax K2000 (RAW)
Sony DSLR A200
3.2 MB JPEG (3872 x 2592 )
2.9 MB JPEG (3872 x 2592)
The K2000's output is generally a little crisper than that of the A200, both on the tree crop and the medal on the front of the Martini bottle. There's virtually no other difference beyond that, suggesting the sensor in the Pentax is at least as good as the ones possessed by its peers.