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Pentax K2000 10.2 Mega pixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit and AF200FG Auto Flash, 2.7" LCD Monitor

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About Pentax

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.

Pentax Features

  • Shake Reduction system, featuring a 10.2 megapixel CCD, is compatible with any PENTAX lens ever made and minimizes the effect of camera shake even at slower shutter speeds
  • Smart camera operation featuring highly user-friendly tools such as a dedicated Help button
  • Advanced Auto Picture mode takes the guesswork out of your pictures by automatically selecting the best mode to use for a given situation
  • 2.7 inch, high resolution LCD monitor featuring wide angle viewing of up to 170° allows for easy image review
  • High ISO of 3200 allows faster shutter speeds in lower lighting to freeze subject action, while making the most of ambient light
  • Includes widely available long life Energizer AA Lithium batteries for outstanding runtime
  • One of the smallest and lightest DSLR cameras available allows one handed operation
  • Lens: Ideal zoom focal range for a wide range of shooting applications
  • Improved resolution to match with high resolution sensors
  • PENTAX SP coating protects the exposed lens elements
  • Aspherical elements compensate for spherical aberration
  • Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLRs
  • Focal length equivalent to 27mm to 82.5mm in the 35mm format
  • Flash: Compact design with a guide number of 20 at ISO 100/m (28 at ISO 200/m)
  • Simple mode dial operation offers P-TTL with pre-flash to assure proper exposure
  • Flash exposure compensation can be set to -0.5 and -1 EV in P-TTL mode through dial
  • Full manual mode for more creative control
  • Flash coverage for focal lengths as wide as 28mm (in the 35mm format)
  • Built-in, flip down diffuser covers focal lengths down to 24mm (in the 35mm format)

Pentax Specifications

Sensor Type
Interline interlace CCD with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7mm
Color depth
8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Effective pixels
10.2 MP
Total pixels
10.75 MP
Recorded resolutions
10M (3872x2592), 6M (3008x2000), 2M (1824x1216)
Quality levels
(Best), (Better), (Good)
Dust Removal
Image sensor movement combined with SP coating
Lens Mount Type/construction
PENTAX KAF3 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses
PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function
YES
Focus Type
TTL phase-matching 5 point wide autofocus system (SAFOX)
Focus modes
AF Auto, AF Single (w/ focus lock), AF Continuous (available in Action mode including Auto Picture Action, Kids, Pet, Stage Lighting and Night Snap modes, P/A/S/M/B/Sv), Manual
Focus point adjustment
Auto, Wide, Spot; AF assist - YES, via built-in flash
Viewfinder Type
Penta-Mirror
Coverage (field of view)
Approx 96%
Magnification
Approx 0.85X (w/ 50mm f/1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen
Natural-Bright-Matte II
Diopter adjustment
-2.5 to 1.5
Depth of field preview
Digital (available as a custom function linked to Help button)
LCD Monitor Type
2.7" TFT color LCD monitor, adjustable brightness
Resolution
230,000 dots
Wide angle viewable
Yes
Built-in Flash Type
Retractable P-TTL auto/manual popup flash
Guide number
11 (100/m)
Coverage
28mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm)
Flash modes
On, off, redeye, wireless
Flash exposure compensation
-2 to 1 EV in 1/2 steps
External Flash Type
Hot shoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash
Synchronization speed
1/180s
Storage Media
Internal memory: n/a
Removable memory: SD, SDHC
Interfaces Ports
USB 2.0 hi-speed, video out
Video out
NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces
PictBridge
Power source
4 AA (lithium, NiMH rechargeable, alkaline)
AC adapter available
Yes (optional)
Language Support
English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese
Image Stabilization
Type - Body-based, sensor shift Shake Reduction (4 stops maximum)
Metering System
Type - TTL open aperture, 16 segment metering
Metering Sensitivity range
EV 0-21 (ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4)
Metering Multi-segment
YES, 16 segments
Center weighted
Yes
Spot
Yes
Exposure compensation
+/- 2 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
Exposure lock
Yes (available as a custom function linked to focus lock)
Exposure bracketing
Yes, 3 frames, up to +/- 1.5 (1/2 steps) or +/- 1.0 (1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity Auto
100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), up to 1600 ISO in Bulb mode
ISO Sensitivity Manual
100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), up to 1600 ISO in Bulb mode
White Balance
Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W), Tungsten, Flash
Manual mode(s) - YES; WB fine adjustment available
Shutter
Type - Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter; Shutter speed - 1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb available
Capture Modes
Mode selection - Auto Picture (Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action), Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting [2M JPG], Night Snap [2M JPG]), Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, Bulb (available in Metered Manual)
P/A/S/M/B
P, A, S, M (extended modes include Sv, Bulb available in Metered Manual)
Date stamp
No
Digital filters (capture)
Toy Camera, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Retro, Color Extract (N/A) Custom Image Modes includes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant and Monochrome modes; Color Custom Image Modes include gamut radar and fine adjustment for saturation, hue, contrast and sharpness; Monochrome Custom Image Mode includes adjustment for film filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), contrast and sharpness (regular and fine adj scales)
Data record
Folder Name (standard, date)
Drive Modes
Mode selection - Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Auto Bracket
Continuous FPS
3.2 FPS (4 JPG and Continuous Hi, 4 RAW), 1.1 FPS (unlimited JPG and Continuous Lo, 4 RAW)
Self-timer
Yes (12s, 2s)
Remote control
Yes, infrared (0s, 3s)
Playback Modes Mode selection
One shot, index (4, 9, or 16 thumbnails, select & delete available), magnification (quick zoom available), image comparison, image rotation, folder view, calendar, slideshow, histogram, bright/dark indication, resize, trimming, DPOF, digital filter, RAW to JPG
File Formats Still
RAW PEF/DNG, JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
Custom Functions
Functions available - 23
Computer System Requirements
Windows: Windows XP/Vista, USB port
Mac: MacOS-X 10.3 or later, USB 2.0 port
Lens Mount
PENTAX KAF2 mount
Focal Length
18-55mm (equiv 27.5-84mm)
Aperture
F3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture
F22-38
Lens Construction
11 elements in 8 groups
Angle of View
76-29 degrees
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.82' (0.25m)
Maximum Magnification
0.34X
Filter Diameter
52mm
Diaphragm Control
Fully Automatic
Number of Aperture Blades
6
Maximum Diameter x Minimum Length/Weight
2.7 x 2.7" (68.0 x 67.5mm); 7.8 oz (220g) (w/o Hood)
Construction material(s)
Fiber reinforced plastic polymer covers around a rugged stainless steel chassis
Operating temperature
32-104 degrees F
Body dimensions (W x H x D)
4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7"
Body weight
18.5 oz (without battery or removable memory)
Loaded and ready - 20.8 oz (lithium)
Warranty
Pentax 1 year warranty
Mfr #
17314
SKU
IPXK2000K

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Reviewed by 3 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Choice to Upgrade a Film Pentax!

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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.

 
4.0

A happy purchase

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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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My first digital SLR and I love it!!

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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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