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Battery compartment

The battery compartment is located in the base of the camera's hand grip. The door is opened by sliding a lock lever to the left and then pulling the door towards the front of the camera. Inside there is space for four AA batteries (either Lithium, Alkaline or Ni-MH).

Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) compartment

The K200D supports both SD and SDHC memory cards. The compartment door is located at the rear of the hand grip and is opened by sliding it backwards. Like its predecessors the K200D will shutdown immediately if you open the card door which leads to a loss of buffered images. We would prefer a warning sound or message on the screen if the door is opened during write.

Connections

On the left side of the camera behind a hinged door you'll find all of the camera's connectors. These are (from top to bottom); wired remote, combination USB 2.0 and video out and DC-IN (6.5 V).

Camera base / tripod mount

The base of the camera has a metal tripod mount aligned with the lens axis and focal plane. Unfortunately there are no rubber feet on the K200D's underneath.

On this image you can also see the connector for the battery grip. It's normally hidden under a small rubber cover that you can store in the grip while using one.

Pop-up flash

The K200D has a 'P-TTL' pop-up flash unit which has an electronic catch-type release (meaning it can be raised manually or automatically by the camera). The flash unit has a guide number of 13 (which equates to an approximate range of 4.6 m at F2.8, ISO 100) and a field of view coverage of approximately 28 mm (35mm equivalent). Flash sync speed is 1/180 sec. The K200D doesn't have a dedicated AF assist lamp, instead it strobes the flash unit (if raised) to provide additional illumination to the AF system.

Hot-shoe

The K200D hot-shoe can be used with Pentax specific flash units to achieve P-TTL auto flash, high-speed sync and wireless (such as the AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ) or simply to provide a sync signal to third party flash or studio strobes.

Lens Mount

The K200D has a KAF2 bayonet lens mount which can take lenses with a KAF2, KAF or KA mount lenses. Pentax has a range of DA 'designed for digital' lenses which are designed for the APS size sensor (smaller imaging circle) which are smaller and lighter than full frame lenses but you can still purchase lenses which will work on 35mm film as well. As usual on the lens mount there is a red indicator dot for aligning the lens which locks by rotating clockwise

Supplied In the Box

The K200D is offered as body only or as a kit with the DA 18-55 mm lens. You'll find the following items in the box:

  • K200D Body or K200D with 18-55mm Lens
  • USB Cable I-USB17
  • Video Cable I-VC28
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FO
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap ME
  • Software CD-ROM
  • AA Lithium Batteries (4)
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