Pentax K2000 SLR Review

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Camera Controls, Storage, I/O, & Power


Pentax K2000

In the photo above you can see the controls on the grip side of the K2000. Around the silver Shutter Release button you can see the Power switch. Under that are the Exposure compensation and Help buttons The help button tells you about all of the controls of the camera simply by pressing the Help button then pressing the button that you have a question about. Finally is the Mode Dial allowing you to select on of the following shooting modes:

Auto Pict
SCN (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Stage Lighting, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum and Night Snap)
Program
Sensitivity-priority
Shutter-priority
Apureture-priority
Manual
Flash-Off
Night Scene Portrait
Moving Object
Macro
Landscape
Portrait


Pentax K2000

The data LCD display shows all of your shooting information, and by pressing the 'OK' button, you can select and change any of the settings shown on the bottom.





Pentax K2000

The 2.7-inch color LCD is the same display found on the K200D and is used for accessing the menus and reviewing captured images, and does not offer a Live View mode. To the right of the eye level finder is the e-dial which in playback functions as the Index and Zoomed View dial. To the far right is the AF button, allowing the camera to focus. Along side the LCD is the PLAYBACK button which puts the camera into review mode. The INFO button in record displays camera and exposure settings, in playback it toggles display of exposure data or histogram, and the MENU button enables the onscreen menu system. At teh bottom, the DELETE (trash can) button is for erasing images. The 4-way controller/OK button lets you navigate menus and select images during playback. They are also shortcuts to the Drive mode, ISO, Flash and WB, while the OK button allows you to change the camera settings via the LCD screen.



Pentax K2000

On the front left you will find the Auto Focus Mode selector switch.



Pentax K2000

Images are stored on any size SD or SDHC flash memory cards. Shown here is a OCZ Class 5 4GB SDHC card.


Approximate storage

Pentax K2000





Pentax K2000





Input /output ports reside on the left side of the K2000, behind a hinged, hard plastic door. I have to say that the door that PENTAX uses is much easier to work with than some other cameras that have a soft, springy door that is hard to keep open. Inside you will find a single outlet for a USB cable. With this you can either hook the camera up to a computer or TV via vidoe out.





Pentax K2000

The K200D is powered by 4 AA batteries. Our camera came with 4 Energizer Lithium Power Cells. The camera accepts lithium, alkaline, NiMH rechargeable batteries. PENTAX reports that approximately 1,650 images can be captured with lithium batteries.


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