Friday, January 16, 2009

Pentax K200D - More powerful and better quality

Price : $555

Pentax K200D review :

The K200D was announced in January 2008 as a straight replacement for the K100D (actually the K100D Super which itself was a minor upgrade of the K100D launched in June 2007). The new model is aimed at the entry level segment of the market where it will have to compete with the likes of the Nikon D60, Olympus E-520 and the Canon EOS 450D.

Despite of a fairly tempting price point the K200D certainly does not compromise on features. It comes with a CCD-shift type 'Shake Reduction' system, Dust Removal and Pentax' 11-point Safox VIII AF system. Very unusually for this class of camera it also sports a weather-sealed body and a relatively large viewfinder with 96% coverage and a magnification of 0.85. What you won't get though is a live view system. From a specifications point of view the most notable difference is, as usual, the increase in megapixels from 6.1 to 10.2 MP. But the new model also features a CCD cleaning system, Dynamic Range Optimization and a larger screen along with some more, rather minor, changes.

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Pentax K200D specifications :

Body material
Plastic, stainless steel chassis, weather-sealed

• 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD sensor
• 10.7 million total pixels
• 10.2 million effective pixels

Image sizes
• 3872 x 2592 pixels
• 3008 x 2000 pixels
• 1824 x 1216 pixels

Dust reduction

• Built-in P-TTL electronic pop-up flash
• Guide number: approx. 13 (ISO100/m)
• Angle of view coverage: 28mm wide-angle (35mm equivalent)
• Flash sync 1/180 sec
• Wireless flash capability

Shooting modes
• Auto Picture mode
• Picture mode
• Scene mode
• Program AE
• Sensitivity-Priority AE
• Shutter-Priority AE
• Aperture-Priority AE
• Metered Manual
• Bulb

Drive modes
• 2.8fps for 4 frames (JPEG and Continuous (Hi), RAW
• 1.1fps until the memory card is full (JPEG and Continuous (Lo))or for 4 frames (RAW)

LCD monitor
• 2.7 " TF LCD
• Approx. 230,000 pixels

Custom functions
23 functionS

133.5mm x 95mm x 74mm (5.2 x 3.7 x 2.9 in)

With lithium batteries and SD card: 690g (24.3oz.)

Source : [dpreview]

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