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Testseek.com have collected 62 expert reviews of the Pentax K200D and the average rating is 80%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Pentax K200D.
Award: Good Buy April 2008
April 2008


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The editors liked

  • Build
  • Image quality
  • Features
  • Low noise
  • Good noise performance
  • Good build quality
  • Dust and weatherproofing
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization
  • Wireless flash control
  • Sensitivity-priority mode
  • Dust and water resistant.
  • Superb build quality for the class
  • Weather-sealed body
  • Efficient image stabilization (not as good as Pentax claims though)
  • Top LCD (but no backlight)
  • Largest and brightest viewfinder in its class
  • Reliable flash exposure
  • Wireless flash
  • Intuitive men...
  • Solid AF performance for an entrylevel cam
  • Good battery life with the right cells
  • Rugged
  • Allweather construction
  • Highquality kit lens
  • Tough and weatherproof body
  • Built-in Shake Reduction
  • Convenient AA battery power
  • Broad degree of customisation.
  • Excellent build. Superb images. Built-in shake reduction. Unique dust removal system. Very low power consumption.
  • Rugged construction with stainless steel chassis and full environmental sealing
  • Nice 2.7-inch LCD
  • Built-in shake reduction makes every lens image-stabilized
  • High resolution with excellent detail
  • Especially from RAW
  • Superb print quality
  • Function m...
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Friendly ergonomics
  • Sensitivity priority mode
  • Large range of customizable settings

The editors didn't like

  • Speed
  • Kit lens AF
  • Easily scratched shell
  • Tight SD slot
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Fps performance isnt brilliant
  • Inaccurate
  • Though still pleasing colors
  • Tends to underexpose images
  • No live view mode.
  • Default JPEGs too contrasty
  • Oversharpened and smeared
  • JPEG engine not making the most out the cameras RAW data
  • No live view
  • Few direct buttons (but Function menu sort of makes up for it)
  • Dynamic range in the highlights slightly below average (but eff...
  • Menus awkward at times
  • Heavy and large for a consumer cam
  • ISO 1600 a bit weak
  • Continuous shooting still slow
  • Pentax K200D
  • No Live View facilities
  • Anti-shake not as effective as rivals
  • Disappointing continuous shooting
  • Tendency to underexpose.
  • FlashMmust be raised manually. Continuous shooting at 2.8 frames per second is limited to four photos until buffer clears.
  • Frame rate 3 fps for only 5 frames
  • Then ~1 fps
  • No live view mode
  • No focus lamp
  • If light conditions are poor
  • Camera relies on strobing flash to achieve focus
  • Sluggish response in menu interface
  • Auto white balance handles incandescent lighting poo...
  • Slow auto focusing in some situations
  • No live preview

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  Published: 2009-04-07, review by: devhardware.com

  • Abstract:  The entry-level DSLR digital camera market is a crowded field, with some strong contenders. If youre going to compete in that arena, youd better have some features that set you apart. Today were going to look at Pentaxs entrant, the K200D digital c...

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  Published: 2009-04-07, review by: electronicsme.com

  • If you're in the market for an entry- level digital SLR, or you're an enthusiast on a budget, the Pentax K200D definitely deserves a look. While the image quality is very close to Canon's or Nikon's similarly priced cameras, you won't notice it unless ...

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88%
 
  Published: 2009-02-18, review by: brighthub.com

  • Abstract:  Looking for a camera that takes fabulous pictures even in poor conditions? Find out if the Pentax K200D has what youre looking for. Below are sample images taken with the Pentax K200D. Please click on any image to enlarge.The Pentax K200D & Sample Ph...

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  Published: 2008-12-29, review by: Megapixel.net

  • Excellent photo quality, Friendly ergonomics, Sensitivity priority mode, Large range of customizable settings
  • Slow auto focusing in some situations, No live preview

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  Published: 2008-12-06, review by: imaging-resource.com

  • Rugged construction with stainless steel chassis and full environmental sealing, Nice 2.7-inch LCD, Built-in shake reduction makes every lens image-stabilized, High resolution with excellent detail, especially from RAW, Superb print quality, Function m...
  • Frame rate 3 fps for only 5 frames, then ~1 fps, No live view mode, No focus lamp; if light conditions are poor, camera relies on strobing flash to achieve focus, Sluggish response in menu interface, Auto white balance handles incandescent lighting poo...
  • The Pentax K200D is a capable digital SLR, a very good choice for consumers who are starting to chafe against the limitations of a point-and-shoot digital camera and want to work with a more advanced camera. Im calling it a bridge camera, as it has pl...

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  Published: 2008-12-06, review by: Neocamera.com

  • Abstract:  The Pentax K200D is an incredibly feature-rich entry-level DSLR, actually it is the most feature rich as of December 2008. Particularly, the K200D is the only such camera to have a weatherproof body. It is presently the only camera to be weatherproof ...

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  Published: 2008-10-01, review by: devhardware.com

  • Abstract:  If youve just decided that you want to invest in a good, basic digital camera that goes beyond point-and-shoot and offers mega pixels to spare, youre in luck. Pentax has upped the ante in its bid to compete in the mass consumer DSLR market with the i...

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  Published: 2008-09-01, review by: dpreview.com

  • Superb build quality for the class, weather-sealed body, Efficient image stabilization (not as good as Pentax claims though), Top LCD (but no backlight), Largest and brightest viewfinder in its class, Reliable flash exposure, Wireless flash, Intuitive men...
  • Default JPEGs too contrasty, oversharpened and smeared, JPEG engine not making the most out the cameras RAW data, No live view, Few direct buttons (but Function menu sort of makes up for it), Dynamic range in the highlights slightly below average (but eff...
  • The Pentax K200D is competing in a very crowded segment of the marketplace. All manufacturers have been increasing the number of features and the quality of their cameras in the entry-level segment over the past couple of years or so and the entry-lev...

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  Published: 2008-07-17, review by: maclife.com

  • Excellent build. Superb images. Built-in shake reduction. Unique dust removal system. Very low power consumption.
  • FlashMmust be raised manually. Continuous shooting at 2.8 frames per second is limited to four photos until buffer clears.
  • The Pentax K200D can be used with confidence right out of the box by novice and advanced photographers alike. And it won’t need to be replaced for a long time—the highest compliment a DSLR can earn....

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  Published: 2008-07-05, review by: photographyblog.com

  • At first glance the Pentax K200D simply looks like an incremental upgrade of the K100D Super, with relatively few additions on offer apart from the 10 megapixel resolution (up from 6 megapixels) and a couple of new buttons. Thankfully Pentax have also...

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