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Pentax K-m / K2000

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Overall 10

Pentax K2000

23 July 2009
Overall 5

Expert Review

17 April 2009
Overall 7

Expert Review

DP Review
10 April 2009
  • Summary: Although the overall specification is pretty good for this level of camera, the K-m/K2000 struggles to stand out from the crowd given the mediocre JPEG quality and poorly implemented autofocus system.
  • Pros: Easy-to-use on-screen control panel, Compact size with good build-quality, Good high-ISO performance, Plenty of features for the first-time user (Auto Pict mode/Help button), Efficient image stabilization, Reliable flash exposure, Wireless flash, Good viewfinder for its class, In-camera RAW-development (but limited options only), Good range of image parameters (see reservations below), Shadow compensation, White Balance fine-tuning, User-controllable High ISO noise re...
  • Cons: Default JPEGs too contrasty and poorly sharpened, JPEG engine not making the most out the camera's RAW data (regardless of settings), Unsophisticated, uninformative AF system with no indication of chosen point in viewfinder, No orientation sensor (get used to landscape images), Dynamic range in the highlights slightly below average (but efficient D-Range option), Limited continuous shooting capability, slower than average and small buffer, Flash must be raised for AF ...
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Overall 7

Pentax K2000

6 April 2009
  • Summary: Speedy performance lifts the Pentax K2000 above the cheap-dSLR masses, but bad default settings make it an iffy choice for newbies.
  • Pros: Very fast autofocus; relatively nice viewfinder; wireless flash and in-body image stabilization.
  • Cons: No Live View mode; poor default JPEG image settings.
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Overall 8

Pentax K2000

PC Magazine
5 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Despite a few issues shooting in low light, the Pentax K2000 has great speed, solid image sharpness, and costs less than most competing D-SLRs.
  • Pros: Takes sharp pictures. Fast operation and autofocus. Help button provides useful information about other camera functions. Includes additional flash accessory.
  • Cons: Images can be noisy at or above ISO 800. Camera recycle times slow down after a few seconds of consistent shots. LCD can't be used as a viewfinder.
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Overall 8

Pentax K2000 Review

10 March 2009
  • Excerpt: “Don’t buy a compact digital camera !” That’s the advice most photographers will give you these days, mostly because DSLR (digital single lens reflex) models are finally coming down in price – well below $1,000 in some cases. And they carry some major benefits: interchangeable lenses, seeing an accurate representation of the subject matter, and great quality. The Pentax K2000 is an excellent example of this emerging category.
  • Pros: Fast motor; works well in cold conditions; includes kit lens and flash; light and portable
  • Cons: No HD video; average color quality; no multi-format flash support; lacks a touch screen
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Pentax K2000: First Look

Pop Photo
17 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Looking for a great kit to get you started with DSLRs? Pentax's latest, the K2000, will ship with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (27-78mm equivalent) kit lens and a hot-shoe flash, all for $700 (estimated street). And from its features, it could turn out to be a top choice of budding photographers, just as the Pentax K1000 was back in film days.
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Pentax K2000: Camera Test

Pop Photo
17 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Everybody loves a bargain. And that's what Pentax promises with its new entry-level DSLR, the 10.2-megapixel K2000. For $577 (street), you get not just the camera body and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom, but a small accessory flash that gives you about double the flash output of the camera's pop-up.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 10
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Pentax K-m review

What Digital Camera
14 February 2009
  • Excerpt: The latest addition to the bustling entry-level market the Pentax K-m, but just what does it offer that the K200D doesn’t?
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Expert Review

12 February 2009
  • Excerpt: The Pentax K2000 (also known as the Pentax K-m in Europe) is an entry level APS -C (crop format) DSLR . It features a 10.2MP CCD sensor with built in sensor-shift stabilization, a 2.7-inch LCD and it’s all bundled in a small, lightweight body measuring 122.5mm x 91.5mm x 67.5mm (4.8 × 3.6 × 2.7 in) and weighing 525g (18.5 oz.
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