|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Sensor||CCD image sensor with a primary color filter|
|Maximum resolution||3,872 × 2,592 (10.2 megapixels)|
|Recording medium||SD, SDHC|
|Lens||Interchangeable Pentax "crippled" KAF2 mount compatible with Pentax auto-aperture lenses; older lenses supported in stop-down metering mode.|
|Shutter speed range||1/4000 sec – 30 sec, Bulb|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Exposure metering||TTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 16-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter|
|Exposure modes||Program, Shutter-Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Auto, Picture modes (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard flash-off)|
|Rear LCD monitor||2.7", 230,000 pixels|
|Battery||AA (×4), Optional AC adapter|
|Weight||630 g (22.2 oz) without battery|
The Pentax K200D is a 10.2 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, announced on January 24, 2008, along with the higher-end K20D. It was discontinued in December 2008, giving it the distinction of being one of the shortest-lived DSLR cameras.
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 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.
- "Pentax K200D official specifications". Pentax.[dead link]
- "Pentax announces K20D with 14.6 megapixels, K200D, and five new lenses" (Press release). Pentax imaging. 2008-01-23.[dead link]
- "Pentax K200D Discontinued". photographyblog.com.
- (Japanese) Marketing posters for the K20D, K200D, and new lenses
- Pentax-DA Lens Operating Manual download site including details of KAF, KAF2 and KAF3 mount contacts and couplers, using the Quick-Shift Focus System, etc.
- Pentax K200D Review from Camera Labs
- Pentax K200D Review from Steve's Digicams
- Pentax K200D Review from photographyreview.com
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