Pentax K2000 SLR Review

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(Note: The Pentax K2000 (U.S.) and the Pentax K-M (Japanese) are the same model.)

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Pentax K2000

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Pentax K2000

Pentax K2000

Pentax K2000



K2000 Major Features:

  • 10.2 Mega-pixel CCD imaging sensor
  • Pentax Real IMage Engine (PRIME)
  • Continuous FPS - 3.5 FPS (5 JPG and Continuous Hi, 4 RAW), 1.1 FPS (unlimited JPG and Continuous Lo, 4 RAW)
  • Type/Construction - PENTAX KAF2 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)
  • RAW PEF/DNG, JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
  • Auto Pict, Scene (multiple on dial or under SCN setting), Sensitivity-priority, Program AE, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority and Manual exposure modes
  • Ten intuitive Scene modes offer point-and-shoot ease by further optimizing the camera for common situations and subjects
  • TTL phase-matching 5 point wide autofocus system (SAFOX)
  • Shutter speeds from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds
  • Type - 2.7' TFT color LCD monitor, adjustable brightness; Resolution - 230,000 dots
  • Onscreen menu for Playback, Shooting, Custom functions and Setup
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto - 100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), up to 1600 ISO in Bulb mode; Manual - 100-3200 ISO (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), up to 1600 ISO in Bulb mode
  • 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
  • Compatible Memory: SD, SDHC
  • USB 2.0 hi-speed data and control interface
  • Approximately 1,650 images can be taken when using AA size lithium batteries due to their energy-saving design
  • Full backward lens compatibility: over 25 million lenses in the last six decades


The K2000 is bundled with:
Software CD-ROM S-SW84
DA-L 18-55 Lens
AF200FG Flash
USB Cable I-USB17
Strap O-ST84
Hot Shoe Cover FK
Eyecup FQ
Body Mount Cover
4 AA Energizer Lithium Batteries
It is available now with an MSRP of $699.99.



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