Pentax K200D Review

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Pentax K200D Review

At the heart of the Pentax K200D, the company has selected an APS-C CCD image sensor, with a resolution of 10 megapixels. The price, of course, was high, but for all those features that are in the camera, its price is very affordable. The 10 megapixels images it can capture are among the best in its class, as is the available lens ecosystem. 96% viewfinder coverage was allowing you to see more of your shooting object in the versatile Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. You can navigate through the camera's menu and extraordinary features on its excellent 2.7″-inch LCD display. This is a convincing upgrade to the Pentax K200D easy to use 3.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Speed Priority Continuous mode, which is very useful for macro. The fixed 2.7″ LCD with a 230k dots resolution, but today every screen should have at least 1 million or more dots. 11-Point AF System and Scene Recognition System: Creatives can select single point, continuous, dynamic or modified 3D autofocus modes to adapt to any shooting situation from static portraits to dynamic athletics. Precise AF detection is critical to sharply render every pixel of the Pentax K200D massive 10 megapixels resolution count. We would have liked to see the 4K recording, but this one is limited to 1080p Full HD video recording.

When you're done shooting images and movies, the WiFi wireless networking connectivity, along with two free apps for Google Android or Apple iOS. The camera is very comfortable and handy, weighing only 690g which is very useful for photographers who travel a lot. The camera uses favorite SD/MMC/SDHC card memory cards. Fast, easy to use and available in large quantity. It is packed with the worldly-wise autofocus system, a duo of modern photo processors, and intuitive controls, packed into a stylish, remarkable, beautiful body. While subjective, I think the common camera body design is stylish, modern and elegant. Handling is an intangible quality that doesn't show up on the spec sheet, but the worthy Pentax K200D felt extraordinary and is the easiest-to-use, significant superb camera I've tried. Pentax cameras have many lenses and excellent accessories and a large number of grips available for them. The modified 10 megapixels CCD sensor delivers very stunningly, pleasing colors. Colors are accurate and astonishing without being oversaturated. Pentax K200D has a Pentax KAF2 lens mount and currently, there are 144 lenses available. Pentax camera fans admire the company's technical excellence, and the Pentax K200D delivers on that. The new display is a bit dimmer than its predecessor's, so it can be tricky to use in sunlight, even at maximum brightness. First introduced on 2008-09-01, the common Pentax photo camera is still up-to-date and functionally rich.


ModelPentax K200D
Body TypeCompact SLR

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score64
DxO Color Depth22.4
DxO Dynamic Range11.4
DxO Low Light ISO561


Sensor Resolution10 megapixels
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Dimensions23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area368.95mm2
Max Image Resolution3872 x 2592
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO1,600
RAW Supporttrue


Lens MountPentax KAF2
Number of Lenses144
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier1.5
Macro Focus Rangen/a


ViewfinderOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage96%
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnification0.57


Display TypeFixed Type
Display Size2.7″
Display Resolution230k dots
Live Viewfalse
Touch Screenfalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting3.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationtrue
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range13.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash ModesAuto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Max Flash Sync1/180s
WB Bracketingfalse
AE Bracketingfalse

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedfalse


Touch Autofocusfalse
Continuous Autofocustrue
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocusfalse
Selective Autofocustrue
Center Autofocusfalse
Multi Area Focustrue
Live View Focusfalse
Face Detection Autofocusfalse
Contrast Autofocusfalse
Phase Detection Autofocustrue
Number of Autofocus Points11
Number of Cross Focus PointsUnknown

Video Features

Max Video ResolutionNone
Microphone Infalse
Headphone Outfalse


WiFi ConnectivityNone
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Outfalse


Camera Weight690g
Body Dimensions134 x 95 x 74mm
Environmental Sealingtrue
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery Model4 x AA

Other Features

Self TimerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Storage TypeSD/MMC/SDHC card
Storage Slots1


Pentax K200D Review

Overall, the innovative Pentax K200D is a marvelous pick in its price range for daytime sports, commercial and portraits photographers. Lastly, like any product, it has a few faults, but the awesome Pentax K200D does everything very well and blows away all other cameras on the market. No matter the type of photography, from landscapes to commercial, sports to portraits, the Pentax K200D come through, offers low-light capability, wide dynamic range, and the ability to enjoy the beautiful options of a considerable number of Pentax KAF2 mount upgraded lens. Comfortable, astonishing and forward-looking design makes Pentax K200D operation a thing of beauty.