The Pentax K2000 10.2 Mega pixel Digital SLR Camera is bundled as a kit with smc PENTAX DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL lens and the PENTAX AF200FG Auto Flash. Featuring Pentax Auto Picture modes and powerful learning functions, such as a dedicated help button, the K2000 is one of the smallest, lightest camera bodies in its class.
Additional features include a 10.2 megapixel CCD, a 2.7 inch, 230,000 dot-high resolution, wide view LCD panel and an ultra compact design that facilitates one handed operation. The body also features the Pentax developed Shake Reduction and Dust Reduction. In all, the Pentax K2000 system is, quite simply, ideal for digital SLR beginners.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Use of prior film Pentax camera lenses is great. Since I'm used to manual mode, I use that quite a bit and the pictures are spot-on. Auto exposure is handy, but tends to be a little off on some of the exposures. Also setting the correct ISO for the scene is critical. I've used other film and digital cameras for a while and this is one of the better ones as far as I'm concerned - however, READ the Manual! to get the most out of the camera.
I was looking for a good entry level DSLR. I had old SRL lenses that I intended to use, and they work fine in manual mode. Glad I puchased the kit. The Pentax lenes are great in auto mode.
Overall I an very pleased with this camera. My first SLR was a Pentax K1000. My next was a used KSX with a Sears label. I have been wanting a digital SLR for years but the cost was prohibitive for me. I read several positive reviews and discovered that the K200D and K2000 used any Pentax lenses, I was sold.I was amazed at the quality of the pictures compared to my old point & shoot digital. The camera is well balanced and easy to use, even with a long local length zoom.My only complaint so far is that the auto focus sometimes has trouble quickly bringing an image into focus when there are several elements. I took the camera out to a park to shoot some of the early spring wildlife. Even with spot focus, the camera had trouble deciding if it wanted to focus on the brightly colored bird in the center of the frame or the small branches surrounding it. I guess I need to discover more about the camera.Again, an excellent camera for a great price!
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