Excerpt: Last week, boss got a new digital SLR camera. This is the Pentax K200D. I am fortunate enough to be the first one to use it. I was assigned by him to do a fieldwork and because he wants to see the product of this camera, and so he …
Summary: My wife and I wanted to invest in a DSLR for a Peru Trip. This camera performed well and continues to perform to this day. Pro's include: -Easy menu interface for beginners. -Excellent back-compatibility for older Pentax lenses. (We are currently satisfied using 2 70's era Takumar lenses with this camera. Works very well with older lenses, and the price of older lenses has allowed us to get great quality kit without breaking the bank).
Summary: We bought this camera in 2008 and as our 1st DSLR camera it was great. It was easy to use and took good enough pictures for us. We didn't use it very often, then sometime last year we took it out and after a couple shots it said the batteries were dead. I put in new energizer lithium batteries took a few shots and it said they were dead. Thinking it was a bad batch of batteries I tried again - same thing. Now, sometimes we can get 20 pictures, some times 2.
Summary: Still go a soft spot for this camera, and its getting used een more now I have the k5II (I'm feeling braver about using the k200d on bike rides, and walks and with out being sacrificial about it I just feel braver.) In good light it takes very pleasing shots. Just bought a 18-55 WR lens so this will be my day to day camera and remains a handy back up to the k5II I also really like the Fn button that gives head start into some of the settings.
Pros: Sturdy, WR, simple operation, awesom ergonomics, second LCD screen, AA bateries
Summary: мне нравятся фотоаппараты pentax.качество снимков простота управления.не нравится нет возможности съёмки без флэшкарты.фотообъективы pentax позволяют снимать с короткого[35см]расстояния не зависимо от фокусного расстояния.можно делать макроснимки
Summary: Pros * Beginner Setting [For those unfarmiliar w/ SLRS] * Advanced Settings [For those very familiar] Cons * Heavy weight * Hard to set in certain lighting [Just like most DSLRS] Overall, It takes good photos. My picture quality is really dependent on the lens I use. In the same setting, the more money + better the lens- greater the photo quality [generally].
Summary: My daughter had this very Pentax. I used hers while visiting and was pleased with the pictures. I have other Pentax lenses so buying this Pentax body was a no brainer. I'm very satisfied with the camera and its 10,000 functions. I'll probably just use 5 or so. Great value in photography.
Summary: Years ago I had a Pentax K1000 SLR camera, used it for over 20 years. Decided to buy another Pentax and get a digital, part of my decision was made on the fact that Pentax lenses are supposed to be interchanageable with all Pentax cameras. I ordered the camera, and tried using my old lenses on it.
Summary: A bit pricey, and worth it. It is heavy, but to me that indicates a great compact design that just feels right, but would suggest the optional battery grip for a better feel. Best of all takes great photos and very flexible.