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Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D

Portability
69
Imaging
52
Features
47
Overall
50
Pentax K-x front
 
Pentax K200D front
Portability
61
Imaging
50
Features
41
Overall
46

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D Key Specs

Pentax K-x
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 12800)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 580g - 123 x 92 x 68mm
  • Released December 2009
Pentax K200D
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 690g - 134 x 95 x 74mm
  • Released September 2008
  • Previous Model is Pentax K100D S
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Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D Overview

The following is a thorough assessment of the Pentax K-x and Pentax K200D, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and both of them are designed by Pentax. The sensor resolution of the K-x (12MP) and the K200D (10MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras posses the identical sensor size (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The K-x was launched 16 months after the K200D which makes them a generation away from each other. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before going into a thorough comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the K-x scores vs the K200D when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Pentax K-x over the Pentax K200D

 K-x K200D 
ReleasedDecember 2009September 2008Newer by 16 months

Reasons to pick Pentax K200D over the Pentax K-x

 K200D K-x 

Common features in the Pentax K-x and Pentax K200D

 K-x K200D 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size2.7"2.7"Same screen size
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Pentax K-x has external dimensions of 123mm x 92mm x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7") with a weight of 580 grams (1.28 lbs) and the Pentax K200D has proportions of 134mm x 95mm x 74mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.9") and a weight of 690 grams (1.52 lbs).

Take a look at the Pentax K-x and Pentax K200D in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at that moment. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the K-x vs the K200D.

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the K-x and K200D is 69 and 61 respectively.

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D top view buttons comparison

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to see the difference in sensor dimensions only by checking out technical specs. The image here might give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the K-x and K200D.

As you can tell, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Pentax K-x to show greater detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop pictures way more aggressively. The more modern K-x is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D sensor size comparison

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax K-x Portrait photography information
Pentax K200D Portrait photography information
63
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
54
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Pentax K-x
Street photography with Pentax K200D
67
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no moving screen
60
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proofing
no articulating screen
more heavy than others in class (690 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Pentax K-x
Sports photography with Pentax K200D
61
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
better than average battery power (1,900 CIPA)
has phase detect autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
53
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
environment proofing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
doesn't have liveview
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
low megapixels (10MP)
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Travel Comparison

Pentax K-x Travel photography factors
Pentax K200D Travel photography factors
54
better than average battery power (1,900 per charge)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
47
environment proofing
has built in flash
no Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (690 grams)
low megapixels (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax K-x Landscape photography info
Pentax K200D Landscape photography info
61
has manual focus
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (1,900 shots)
tiny screen (2.7")
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse mode
56
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proofing
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
doesn't have liveview
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax K-x Vlogging details
Pentax K200D Vlogging details
27
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detect autofocus
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone support
9
can't record video
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Pentax K-x vs Pentax K200D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax K-x and Pentax K200D
 Pentax K-xPentax K200D
General Information
Make Pentax Pentax
Model type Pentax K-x Pentax K200D
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2009-12-23 2008-09-01
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Prime -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 -
Peak resolution 4288 x 2848 3872 x 2592
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest enhanced ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens mount type Pentax KAF2 Pentax KAF2
Total lenses 151 151
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 96 percent 96 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.57x 0.57x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/6000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 16.00 m 13.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear curtain, Wireless Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/180s 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 416 (24 fps) -
Highest video resolution 1280x720 None
Video file format Motion JPEG -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 580 grams (1.28 lbs) 690 grams (1.52 lbs)
Physical dimensions 123 x 92 x 68mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.7") 134 x 95 x 74mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 72 64
DXO Color Depth rating 22.8 22.4
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.5 11.4
DXO Low light rating 811 561
Other
Battery life 1900 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card SD/MMC/SDHC card
Card slots Single Single
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