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|
|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|
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. It was discontinued in November 2009, being replaced by the more recent Pentax K-x.
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.
- "Pentax K2000 official specifications". Pentax.
- "Pentax announces K2000 Digital SLR system" (Press release). Pentax imaging. 2008-09-22.
- "Pentax K-m Discontinued?". photographyblog.com.
- Richard Butler and Lars Rehm. "Pentax K-m Preview". Digital Photography Review.
- "Pentax K2000 Digital Camera – Preview". www.imaging-resource.com.
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