Pentax K200D

 
Pentax K200D front
 
  • 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
  • Launched September 2008
  • Replaced the Pentax K100D S
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
61
Imaging
52
Features
41
Overall
47

Pentax K200D summary

Pentax K200D is Pentax's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally introduced on September of 2008. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3872 x 2592.

Pentax released this model in order to update the previous Pentax K100D S (Read Full Comparison)

The K200D stands at #61 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and over-all #463 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your custom requirements.

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Pentax K200D history

The Pentax K200D is part of a family of products. You can view the complete range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Pentax-K-70 front thumbnailPentax K-70
K200D vs K-70
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
Pentax-K-S2 front thumbnailPentax K-S2
K200D vs K-S2
20MPAPS-C5.4 fps2015
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Pentax-K-500 front thumbnailPentax K-500
K200D vs K-500
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Pentax-K-50 front thumbnailPentax K-50
K200D vs K-50
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Pentax-K-r front thumbnailPentax K-r
K200D vs K-r
12MPAPS-C6.0 fps2011
Pentax-K-x front thumbnailPentax K-x
K200D vs K-x
12MPAPS-C5.0 fps2009
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Pentax-K200D front thumbnailPentax K200D10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
Pentax-K100D-Super front thumbnailPentax K100D S
K200D vs K100D S
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2007
Pentax-K100D front thumbnailPentax K100D
K200D vs K100D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Pentax-K110D front thumbnailPentax K110D
K200D vs K110D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006

Pentax K200D Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Pentax K200D based on features which are generally considered important in a digital camera.

builtin Top screen
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
great minimum ISO (100)
has built in flash
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports phase detect auto focus
supports RAW files
weather proof
does not have liveview
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lack of HDMI out
lack of headphone support
lack of microphone support
lack of Timelapse recording
lack of video recording
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames/s)
more heavy than average (690 grams)
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 k dots)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
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Pentax K200D Sensor specifications

The spec of the sensor in the Pentax K200D is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3872 x 2592 pixels . The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. RAW format is saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the K200D's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The K200D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.

Pentax K200D sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Pentax K200D dimensions

Pentax K200D weighs in at 1.52 lb (690 grams or 24.34 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 134mm x 95mm x 74mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.9"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538 grams so the Pentax K200D is more heavy when compared with various rivals.

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Here is a image of the Pentax K200D alongside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.

Pentax K200D dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the K200D.

Pentax K200D topview buttons dials

Pentax K200D Lens specifications

The K200D works with the Pentax KAF2 mount and has 17 lenses that you can buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the K200D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Venus-Laowa-25mm-F2.8-2.5-5X-Ultra-Macro-Pentax-KAF2 lensVenus Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro25mmf/2.8400g
Samsung-D-Xenon-35mm-F2-AL lensSamsung D-Xenon 35mm F2 AL35mmf/2.0 195g
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Pentax-smc-DA-50-135mm-F2.8-ED-IF-SDM lensPentax smc DA 50-135mm F2.8 ED IF SDM50-135mmf/2.8 685g
HD-Pentax-DA-55-300mm-F4.0-5.8-ED-WR lensHD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR55-300mmf/4.0-5.8 466g
Samsung-D-Xenon-18-250mm-F3.5-6.3 lensSamsung D-Xenon 18-250mm F3.5-6.318-250mmf/3.5-6.3 455g
Samsung-D-Xenon-50-200-F4-5.6-ED-Pentax-KAF lensSamsung D-Xenon 50-200 F4-5.6 ED50-200mmf/4.0-5.6 255g
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Venus-Laowa-100mm-F2.8-2X-Ultra-Macro-APO-Pentax-KAF2 lensVenus Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO100mmf/2.8638g
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Pentax K200D Connectivity

The K200D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send images and at times adjust settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Certain applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Pentax K200D Video specifications

Pentax K200D doesn't take video. In case you are shopping for a digital camera to take only images, this might not be a concern.

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Pentax K200D Weather Sealing

Pentax K200D features weather proofing making it a fantastic choice to use for tricky environments. This is particularly beneficial whenever you are uncertain about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.

Pentax K200D Screen and Viewfinder

The Pentax K200D is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the display offers no touch support. The K200D also comes with a Top screen so it’s possible to instantly see your settings.

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The View Finder details regarding Pentax K200D are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 96 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.57x

Viewfinders can be really beneficial for sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.

Pentax K200D Shutter specifications

Pentax K200D has the ability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Pentax K200D Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Pentax K200D includes both built in flash plus external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/180 seconds.

Pentax K200D Autofocus specifications

Pentax K200D includes both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and exact when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

The Sensor supports 11 focus points to choose from. Pentax K200D boasts manual focus if needed for low light occasions or you need more precise control on focus.

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Pentax K200D Battery life

The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x comes with the maximum (1900) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Below is a number of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the best battery life:

Pentax K200D for specific styles of photography

The following graph presents a summary of the Pentax K200D for specific styles of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Pentax K200D Portrait photography details

The Pentax K200D gets a points tally of 55 which is average, meaning that it is reasonably appropriate to use for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the option to work with external flash.

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you can focus manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview feature
MP count low (10MP)

Pentax K200D Street photography factors

Getting a above average rating of 61, the Pentax K200D is a good fit to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
no moving screen
heavier than competition in class (690g)

Pentax K200D Sports photography info

A average sports photography score of 54 suggests the Pentax K200D is relatively appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs to have great tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
environment sealing
has phase detect AF
no liveview feature
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10MP)

Travel photography with Pentax K200D

Size is pretty important when buying a camera for travel. In general, the Pentax K200D gets a moderate 48 as a travel camera which is relatively acceptable to take with you on your travels.

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environment proof
has built in flash
no Time Lapse function
heavier than average in class (690 grams)
low resolution (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly

Pentax K200D as a Landscape photography camera

If you find yourself looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Pentax K200D with it's moderate rating of 56 as a landscape camera is somewhat suited in the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment sealing
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
doesn't have liveview
low MP (10MP)
missing Time Lapse function

Pentax K200D Vlogging details

A vlogging camera should offer a moving display, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Pentax K200D is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a awful rating of 9.

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no video shooting

Pentax K200D Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the K200D, below is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the family of Entry-Level DSLR.

The diagram listed below provides you a bird's eye view of the K200D versus it's top rated rivals mentioned previously.

These are some more cameras you might view as alternatives. To review a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Pentax
Model
Pentax K200D
Type
Entry-Level DSLR
Launched
2008-09-01
Physical type
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area
369.0mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Max resolution
3872 x 2592
RAW support
Max native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
11
Lens
Lens mount
Pentax KAF2
Total lenses
151
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.7 inches
Screen resolution
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
96 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.57x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
64
DXO Color Depth score
22.4
DXO Dynamic range score
11.4
DXO Low light score
561
Features
Min shutter speed
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
13.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/180 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Max video resolution
None
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
690 gr (1.52 lbs)
Physical dimensions
134 x 95 x 74mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.9")
Other
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/MMC/SDHC card
Card slots
One
Cost at release
$600