Pentax K200D Discontinued

December 2, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | 8 Comments |

Pentax K200DThe Pentax K200D entry-level digital DSLR camera has been officially discontinued. In what could be the shortest ever life-span for a DSLR camera, the K200D has been included on the list of Pentax DSLRs discontinued in the Japanese market. The 10 megapixel, weather-sealed K200D was first announced in January 2008. RiceHigh’s Pentax Blog has some interesting observations on the fate of the K200D.

Website: Pentax - Digital SLR Camera Lineup (Models discontinued in the Japanese market)

Website: RiceHigh’s Pentax Blog - K200D Discontinued



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#1 marie

Any feedback on why they are discontinuing this camera so early on?

6:13 am - Wednesday, December 3, 2008

#2 Frazoire

The new K-m (aka K-2000) has just been released, very similar spec-wise, maybe they want to put their efforts into that model now with the current financial climate.

10:47 am - Wednesday, December 3, 2008

#3 Mark

Seems it was all a mistake, as the K200D has been returned to current status. Check the link...

4:25 am - Thursday, December 4, 2008

#4 Jeff

Your continual quoting of the dipstick Ricehigh makes me want to stop reading your articles more and more each time. Continuing to do so will alienate many of your current readers and has probably already shied many away.

8:36 pm - Tuesday, December 9, 2008

#5 Tony

Your information is incorrect. The K200D is NOT listed on that page http://www.pentax.jp/english/imaging/digital/slr/others.html

2:22 am - Monday, June 29, 2009

#6 Kyle

Link to Ricehigh's article.

http://ricehigh.blogspot.com/2008/12/k200d-discontinued.html

ps i love my k200d.

5:11 pm - Monday, September 21, 2009

#7 Bare Necessities coupon

The camera takes great pictures. I first ordered the camera body only and used manual lenses from my old Pentax film camera. Didn't take long before I ordered auto. lenses. No complaints.

1:10 pm - Friday, February 5, 2010

#8 malcolm

I too love my K200D. I bought it to take into the waterfalls of Iguazu on Argentina/Brazil and it has never faltered. Fabby vivid colours and great in-hand usability.

1:31 pm - Wednesday, February 16, 2011