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Pentax K200D DSLR

Mark Peters
PMA 2010 Report
Sunday 3rd, February 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

The entry-level series of Pentax digital SLR cameras continues with the introduction of the new Pentax K200D, featuring the acclaimed Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) system. Blurred hand-held photographs, particularly with telephotos or longer exposure times, are a thing of the past. Two sensors are used by the SR system to detect any vibrations and compensate for any movement by the 10.2 Megapixel CCD. This blurring protection system occurs directly at the CCD saving the user from having to acquire expensive special lenses. Thanks to the Pentax K-mount bayonet virtually any Pentax lens can be used with the new Pentax K200D digital SLR.

Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D - Ultrasonic autofocus
The exciting news is that the new series of Pentax SDM lenses with ultrasonic autofocus are completely compatible with a new entry-level class camera. The extensive features of the Pentax K 200D equally address the needs of the entry level or photo enthusiast: for example, the highly precise 11 point autofocus system or the sensitivity setting up to a low-noise ISO 1600.

Pentax K200 D SLR - Picture Modes
Thanks to the simple and logical control concept of Pentax and use of extended Picture Modes there is almost no need to spend hours studying the operating manuals before use. The Pentax K200D is a convenient D-SLR camera for entry level and hobby photographers. Compact, easy to use and compatible with all K-mount lenses.

Pentax K200D - Specifications
10.2 Megapixel CCD
Opto-magnetic Shake Reduction (SR)
Dust Removal System (DR)
11 Point AF with 9 cross-sensors (SAFOX VIII)
Sensitivity ISO 100 - ISO 1600
2.7 wide-angle view monitor with 230,000 dots
and approx. 160 viewing angle
Pentax KAF bayonet mount
Diverse Picture Modes, 8 digital filters
Adjustable: focus, contrast, white balance, saturation
22 individual Custom Functions
SD and SDHC memory cards
Dimensions: 133.5 (W) x 95 (H) x 74 (T) mm,
Weight: 630g (without battery or memory card)
Availability K200D: Spring 2008

Pentax K200D modifications from Pentax K100D
10.2 MP CCD + PRIME + DDR2 System
Dust and water protection with 60 seals
Dust Alert System
2.7 Monitor with 230,000 dots
Dynamic Range Enlargement
Optional Battery Grip with 14 seals
Separate RAW Button
Battery consumption reduced by a factor of 8
Advanced Digital Preview functions

Pentax K200D

Other introduced Pentax digital cameras
Pentax K20D
Pentax K200D
Pentax Optio S12
Pentax Optio M50
Pentax Optio E50
Pentax lens range

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