Pentax K200D Review

Overall 40
Imaging 12
Features 27
Size 72
Price 1

Main Features

  • 10.0 MP APS-C CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 2.7″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 134 x 95 x 74 mm
  • Weight: 690 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Pentax K100D Super. Compare

Pentax K200D Summary

This review is devoted to K200D that Pentax has first introduced to the public in Sep 01, 2008. This model is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CCD sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Pentax released to replace their older product K100D Super. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Pentax K200D vs. K100D Super

In Entry-Level DSLR cameras (Top 10 DSLR Cameras) this model has taken rank #131 out of 200. Its Overall Score has reached 40/100 and it takes a rank of #941 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Pentax K200D Compared to other DSLR Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Pentax K200D review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Viewfinder Coverage: 96
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Live View: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 3.0 fps
  • Dxo Dynamic Range: 11.4
  • Dxo Low Light Iso: 561
  • Number Of Focus Points: 11
  • Af Tracking: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No

Popular comparisons of Pentax K200D

Complete Comparison of Pentax K200D With Other Cameras in Entry-Level DSLR Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Pentax K200D. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level DSLR cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D has the following external dimensions 134 x 134 x 74 mm (52.76 x 37.4 x 29.13″) with the weight of 690 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level DSLR type cameras is 539g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Pentax K200D, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Pentax K200D is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 74mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Pentax K200D with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Pentax K200D is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Pentax K200D compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Pentax K200D — 74 mm
Min: 53 mm
Average: 73 mm
Max: 86 mm

Weight

Pentax K200D — 690 g
Min: 365 g
Average: 539 g
Max: 690 g

Unfortunately, Pentax K200D comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Pentax K200D comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Pentax K200D Photo and Sensor Features

Pentax K200D boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Pentax K200D has the following ISO range 100 - 1600 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Pentax K200D features a 10.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Pentax K200D, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 64 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Pentax K200D’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Pentax K200D is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Pentax K200D with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Pentax K200D

LCD and ViewFinder

Pentax K200D is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (pentamirror) ViewFinder.

The ViewFinder in K200D has quite nice characteristic. Its magnification ratio is 0.57x and it also provides a coverage of 96%.

Some of the main reasons why the OVF presented in this model is a handy tool are that it allows you to see a scene without any time lag or resolution limits. Besides, it also ensures the highest level of clarity that can be elaborated by the lens and the human eye. Who can benefit from this feature? The OVF is especially handy when shooting sports events. This smart system will allow photographers to see action instantly and figure out what is the right timing for capturing a specific moment.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Pentax K200D are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

K200D features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Pentax K200D is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect K200D to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Pentax K200D for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Pentax K200D’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Pentax K200D’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the K200D to the average DSLR camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Pentax K200D for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K200D performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 82. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K200D can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages


Pentax K200D for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K200D performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K200D can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Image Stabilization
  • Large APS-C(23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (134 x 95 x 74 mm)
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (11)

Pentax K200D for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K200D performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 80. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K200D can be called a 80 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Big size (134 x 95 x 74 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (11)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (561)

Pentax K200D for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K200D performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 87. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K200D can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (690 g)
  • Big size (134 x 95 x 74 mm)
  • Video is not available

Pentax K200D for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Pentax K200D performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 82. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Pentax K200D can be called a 82 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Good Dynamic Range (11.4)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (10 MP)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (561)

Pentax K200D Detailed Specs

General
Brand Pentax
Model K200D
Announced Sep 01, 2008
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
Number of Lenses 144
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.7″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View No
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 96%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.57
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 13
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 64
DxO Color Depth 22.4
DxO Dynamic Range 11.4
DxO Low Light ISO 561
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 368.95 mm2
Sensor Resolution 10.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 1,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions n/a
Max Video Resolution
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 690 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 95 x 74 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model 4 x AA
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1

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