Pentax K200D reviews and prices: SLR camera

16 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
Pentax K200D: 10.75 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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John, Methil, Fife Pentax veteran

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I was able to use my Pentax ME Super lenses with the K200D SLR.
Bad points:
None found yet.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Dec 2008

Robert , IPSWICH

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
All existing Pentax SLR lenses fit so it fits into existing sytem
Bad points:
Like all new technology a bit complicated for the over 60's
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2008

Kevin, Staffordshire

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use for basic "point and shoot" photos, but has wide range of functions for creativity.
High quality photographs.
Bad points:
Detailed manual, but a quick-reference guide would be useful to carry with the camera.
Carrying case needed.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2008

Keith, Dorcheater Pentax user years ago

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Auto functions make it easy to use point & click, especially the Auto Focus and Anti-shake
Overall impression swamped by how good it is compared to my old compact.
Bad points:
No live view on screen (available on some cheaper models from other manufacturers)
Not as compatible with my old Pentax K lenses as I had hoped.
Dial section for sgutter/aperture is going to take a bit of getting used to compared with my old Pentax ME Super!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser User for several months

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The K200D feels solid and has a bigger grip than many of the other cameras in it's class, and overall feels very well-made. The kit lens is not perfect, but it's a damn sight better than many other kit lenses (although shadows in the corners are apparent in very bright scenes). Buttons are all nicely located and the autofocus is good, although occasionally hunts in very dim light. Grain in photos is well controlled, and the minimum f3.5 on the kit lens means you don't often need a higher ISO setting. Images are often sharper on the computer screen than on the screen, which is odd. The front element of the lens does not rotate on zoom or focus, making it easier to use polarising filters, and the included lens hood is excellent. Image stabilisation is built in-body and is effective, and battery life is EXEMPLARY - I've yet to change the battery from the ones that were put in when I bought the camera and the battery meter still reads full. Fantastic.
Bad points:
The range of lenses made my Pentax is slightly more limited in terms of scope than similar cameras by Nikon or Canon, although Tamron and Sigma do a fair range for the K200D lens mount. However, I believe that availability will change with Pentax's increased focus on DSLRs. There is no additional front dial on the grip, and no AF assist lamp - it uses the flash.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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22 of 22 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Apr 2008

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Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3872x2592
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge No
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder No
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 630
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 95x133.3x74
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 52
Built-in flash Yes
Release date 2008-04-02
Height in mm 9.5
Width in mm 133.5
Depth in mm 7.4
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Battery Model 4x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Autofocus Yes
Range Finder Type Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: K200D, Pentax K200, Pentax 19541

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Manufacturer's Description

Designed mainly for family users and digital camera beginners, this popular-class model offers a host of user-friendly features and sophisticated functions like higher-class models. As a result, even digital camera beginners can enjoy advanced digital SLR photography with great ease.

Pursuing image quality, user-friendliness, operability and cost performance, the K200D is expected to be a new standard-setter in the popular-class market.

  • PENTAX-original SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism for sharp, blur-free images
  • High quality 10.2 MP CCD sensor and Pentax PRIME (PENTAX Real Image Engine)
  • Dust-proof, water-resistant construction
  • Large 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot, wide-view LCD monitor
  • Energy saving design
  • Simultaneous recording of RAW- and JPEG-format images
  • In-body development of recorded RAW-format images

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