Pentax K2000

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Pentax K-m/K2000[1]
Pentax K-M with DA-L 18-55mm lens and UV filter
Type digital single-lens reflex camera
Lens Interchangeable Pentax "crippled" KAF2 mount compatible with Pentax auto-aperture lenses and SDM lenses; older lenses supported in stop-down metering mode.
Sensor CCD image sensor with a primary color filter
Maximum resolution 10.2 megapixels
ASA/ISO range ISO Auto, ISO 100-3200 in 1 EV steps
Storage SD, SDHC
Exposure modes Program, Shutter-Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Auto, Picture modes (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard flash-off)
Exposure metering TTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 16-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Shutter speed range 1/4000 sec – 30 sec, Bulb
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.85x magnification
Rear LCD monitor 2.7", 230,000 pixels
Battery AA (×4), Optional AC adapter
Weight 525 g (18.5 oz) without battery
Made in Philippines

The Pentax K-m (called K2000 in U.S.) is a 10.2 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, announced on September 22, 2008 at the 2008 photokina trade show along with the DA-L series of lightweight, inexpensive lenses.[2] It was discontinued in November 2009, being replaced by the more recent Pentax K-x.[3]

The K-m is considered a compact and entry-level model. It is significantly lighter than other Pentax DSLRs, lacks the weather sealing of the contemporaneous K200D and K20D models, and is intended to be sold with lightweight DA-L-series lenses. It does offer some improvements over the K200D, however, notably a maximum sensitivity increased from ISO 1600 to ISO 3200 and a slightly faster burst mode.[4]

The MSRP of the Pentax K2000 is $699 with DA-L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens and AF200FG external flash unit.[5]

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  1. ^ "Pentax K2000 official specifications". Pentax. 
  2. ^ "Pentax announces K2000 Digital SLR system" (Press release). Pentax imaging. 2008-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Pentax K-m Discontinued?". 
  4. ^ Richard Butler and Lars Rehm. "Pentax K-m Preview". Digital Photography Review. 
  5. ^ "Pentax K2000 Digital Camera – Preview". 

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