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

SKU: IPXK2000K MFR: 17314
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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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Large clear LCD (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (2) , Casual photographer (1)

Key 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)

Technical Specs

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
Magnification Up to 16X, scrollable; Digital filters (playback) - Toy Camera, High Contrast, Soft (3), Starburst, Retro, Color Extract, Illustration (Pastel, Watercolor), HDR (3), B&W, Sepia, Color (18), Slim (+/- 8), Brightness (+/- 8), Custom
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
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