Pentax K200D Q&As

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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What could be the reason? Anyone have idea? I expected a DSLR with APS-C sensor would have better performance in low lighting. It's the opposite so far. Canon S95 is only 1/1.7" sensor. K200D sensor has almost 9x larger area! K200D vs S95Sensor area: 369 mm vs 41.5 mmCrop factor: 1.5 vs 4.66 Yet the images from the Pentax are extremely dark. Even at ISO-1600 the K200D looks similar brightness to the S95 at ISO-400! I must use much longer exposures on K200D than on the S95. No good for...
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So.... I've got pretty fond of the orphan K100D I adopted about a year ago. Straightforward, clutterless interface, and great rendering CCD-sensor. Perfect camera for a stroll on a sunny day. So now I'm looking for a second body, and considering the 10MP CCD camera's. However, I am unsure which would be the best choice. K200D, K10D or K-m/K2000. I will not use it much with AF-lenses, and mostly for slow subjects, so AF-performance is pretty much irrelevant. The K10D is bulkier, but seems to...
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I have a Pentax K200D and a zoom lens from a Pentax ME Super that I would like to use if possible.  The lens that came with the camera has an extra tab that the zoom lens doesn't, is there some sort of an adapter available so I can use this lens? Old lens  New Lens
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My current K200D is just like the first one I got years ago - very unreliable with autofocus. Back in the day I was loaned a K7 while my K200 was being checked over, and it could focus all of my lenses accurately. I am also happy that the K200 will pull ISO800 easily and cleanly for what I do - I'm assuming that the relatively noisy K7 will be at least as good and probably better. I'll probably also get another DA 16-45 to go with it, and an F or FA50 Thanks Trevor G
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I have been a Pentax buyer going back to film ME Super. I bought a K200D and have been happily shooting with that for quite a while. I'm finally looking to take a plunge and upgrade a bit. I'm looking at K-70, especially for the variable angle monitor, ability to shoot some video (although I know it is limited quality), and finally moving to a weather sealed camera. The question I have is- Should I buy the camera with a Kit lens, and if so, which one? I have a few lenses that I am currently...
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I'want to to buy an old (in technology years) Pentax DSLR to use my old M42 50mm Super Takumar (it's from a Spotmatic, the very first camera I ever had). I only need one dial to control the shutter speed, as I'll control the aperture right from the lens. I was thinking something along the lines of the "old cheap reliable workhorse", maybe a Kr or Kx. Is there any limitation regardless metering, or something? I already have a high end Pentax, but I want the "new-old one" to be attached to the...
By: 77tbholmes (Feb 5, 2017)
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So I have been shooting since the 1980's, for awhile as a professional but today more for myself. I have shot with Pentax, Yashica, Mamiya, Nikon, Canon and Olympus (EVF), I have been with Pentax since the K110d and I have worked with and purchased a ist, K110D, K200d, 2-K5's, K3, K3II and a KS2. I am careful with my equipment but I don't baby it. In Oct 2016 I purchased a KS2 kit for my wife and daughter to use when we went to Hawaii. While on a tour my wife was splashed and the KS2 started...
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Hello everyone, I own a “dinosaur”, a K200D and I am used to its colors (I like it :-) ). Is there a camera with similar output, only in smaller package ? And, do newer Pentax DSLR have the same color output ? I share one of mine photos from recent trip in Dolomites. Thank you Alex
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By: grazuncle (Jun 23, 2015)
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Hi all I'm a Nikon user but having some photo experience seems to make me a magnet for the family's  camera problems.. Hence this query from an in-law. He has a Pentax K200D and has 'lost many of his photos.. His story telling is not particularly plain but I'll state the obvious and hope someone here can shed some light on this please. I got the camera off him if I need test something out. He had a single 2Gb card.. (unbranded) went on holiday to Turkey and his images stopped showing on the...
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I heard a lot of praise for the CCD DSLRs such as the E-1, A350, and K100D Super. Some say they have better color rendering some say they have a "film-like look". I'm eager to actually experiment and test as to what these claims actually mean and so am thinking of getting a used 2nd hand DSLR with a CCD sensor. I am not considering Nikon because I do not have any Nikon glasses atm. The Sony CCD DSLRs such as the A350, A380, A390, appear to have the newest CCD (for a DSLR not including Leica...
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