Pentax K2000 SLR Review
By Mike Flacy
|Camera Controls, Storage, I/O, & Power|
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:
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.
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.
On the front left you will find the Auto Focus Mode selector switch.
Images are stored on any size SD or SDHC flash memory cards. Shown here is a OCZ Class 5 4GB SDHC card.
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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