Pentax K200D

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Pentax K200D[1]
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TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
LensInterchangeable Pentax "crippled" KAF2 mount compatible with Pentax auto-aperture lenses; older lenses supported in stop-down metering mode.
SensorCCD image sensor with a primary color filter
Maximum resolution3,872 × 2,592 (10.2 megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Recording mediumSD, SDHC
Exposure modesProgram, Shutter-Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Auto, Picture modes (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard flash-off)
Exposure meteringTTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 16-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Shutter speed range1/4000 sec – 30 sec, Bulb
Rear LCD monitor2.7", 230,000 pixels
BatteryAA (×4), Optional AC adapter
Weight630 g (22.2 oz) without battery
Made inPhilippines

The Pentax K200D is a 10.2 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, announced on January 24, 2008, along with the higher-end K20D.[2] It was discontinued in December 2008, giving it the distinction of being one of the shortest-lived DSLR cameras.[3]

The K200D is the successor to the well-reviewed K100D, K110D, and K100D Super 6-megapixel DSLR's from Pentax, from which it retains body construction, penta-mirror viewfinder and autofocus module. The K200D adopts several of the features of the more advanced K10D, namely its 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor and body weather-sealing.

The MSRP of the Pentax K200D was $620 for the body only at launch, or $699 with an updated 18-55mm II f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.


Two Pentax K200D cameras with Sigma 18-250mm lenses. The camera body came in multiple colours, including grey.

The Pentax K200D has 60 seals for weather/dust resistance. It uses non-proprietary AA batteries like previous Pentax entry-level offerings.

The K200D's lens mount is the K-mount; so it is compatible with Pentax (and third-party) lenses dating as far back as 1975 without the use of adaptors. As all Pentax DSLR's it can use previous M42 mount lenses in manual mode with an adapter, provided by Pentax or independent manufacturers.

The K200D's on-board flash can be used to allow wireless control of Pentax or compatible flashes as a Master (The on-board flash fires during the capture), or as a Controller (The on-board flash does not fire during the capture). This supports P-TTL, but can also be used to fire the external flashes in Auto or Manual Mode.

The K200D utilizes a 2.7" LCD screen with a total pixel count of 230,000.


  1. ^ "Pentax K200D official specifications". Pentax. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "Pentax announces K20D with 14.6 megapixels, K200D, and five new lenses" (Press release). Pentax imaging. 2008-01-23. Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ "Pentax K200D Discontinued".

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