Pentax K200D entry level DSLR

Pentax have announced the launch of the new K200D entry level DSLR with semi professional characteristics.

Press Release: Pentax K200D
The entry-level series of Pentax digital SLR cameras continues with the introduction of the new K200D, featuring the acclaimed Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) system. Blurred hand-held photographs, particularly with telephotos or longer exposure times, are a thing of the past. Two sensors are used by the SR system to detect any vibrations and compensate for any movement by the 10.2Mp CCD. This blurring protection system occurs directly at the CCD saving the user from having to acquire expensive special lenses. Thanks to the Pentax K-mount bayonet virtually any Pentax lens can be used with the new K200D digital SLR. The exciting news is that the new series of Pentax SDM lenses with ultrasonic autofocus are completely compatible with a new entry-level class camera.

The extensive features of the K200D equally address the needs of the entry level or photo enthusiast: for example, the highly precise 11 point autofocus system or the sensitivity setting up to a low-noise ISO1600. Thanks to the simple and logical control concept of Pentax and use of extended Picture Modes there is almost no need to spend hours studying the operating manuals before use.

Pentax K200D at a glance:

  • 10.2Mp CCD
  • Opto-magnetic Shake Reduction (SR)
  • Dust Removal System (DR)
  • 11 Point AF with 9 cross-sensors (SAFOX VIII)
  • Sensitivity ISO 100 – ISO 1600
  • 2.7’in wide-angle view monitor with 230,000 dots and approx. 160° viewing angle
  • Pentax KAF bayonet mount
  • Diverse Picture Modes, 8 digital filters
  • Adjustable: focus, contrast, white balance, saturation
  • 22 individual Custom Functions
  • SD and SDHC memory cards

The K200D will be available from March 2008 at a RRP of £579.99 with 18-55 mm zoom lens.

For more information, please visit the Pentax website

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