Pentax K200D Review
Review Date: July 3rd 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein
|Effective Pixels||10.2 megapixels|
|Type||23.5mm x 15.7mm Interline interlaceCCD with a primary colour filter|
|Total Pixels||10.75 megapixels|
|Sensitivity||Auto, Manual : 100-1600 (1EV steps or 1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps)|
|Colour Depth||8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW)|
|Camera Type||TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash|
JPEG: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels, [6M] 3008 x 2000 pixels, [2M] 1824 x 1216 pixels
RAW: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels
RAW (Original Pentax PEF and DNG), JPEG (Conforms to Exif 2.21), Conforms to DCF (Design rule of Camera File system) 2.0
Compressed: JPEG - Baseline (***: Best , **: Better, *: Good)
Compressed: RAW ( PEF )
Non compressed: RAW ( DNG )
SD memory card , SDHC memory card
|Mount||PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount|
PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses.
* Power zoom function not available. K-mount lenses usable with restrictions. S-mount lenses, 67/645 lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions.
|Type||TTL Phase-matching 11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)|
|Area||Auto, Select, Centre|
AF-single (with focus lock); Manual focus; AF-continuous available*.
* Auto Picture and Picture mode : only when the Action mode is selected.
* Scene mode : only when the Kids and Pet mode is selected.
* P/Sv/Tv/Av/M/B : AF.S or AF.C selectable
|AF assist||available (by Built-in Flash)|
|Metering||TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering (coupled with lens and AF information)|
|Metering Area||Multi-segment, Centre-weightedor Spot metering|
|Compensation||±2 EV (0.5EV steps or 0.3EV steps)|
|Metering Range||EV 0 - 21 (at Standard Output Sensitivity 100 with 50mm F1.4 lens)|
|Exposure Modes||(1) Auto Picture mode, (2) Picture mode, (3) Scene mode, (4) Program AE, (5) Sensitivity-Priority AE, (6) Shutter-Priority AE, (7) Aperture-Priority AE, (8) Metered Manual, (9) Bulb|
|Auto Bracketing||3 frames within range of ±0.5EV, ±1.0EV, ±1.5EV (0.5EV steps) or ±0.3EV, ±0.7EV, ±1.0EV (0.3EV steps)|
|Auto Exposure Lock||available|
|Type||Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter|
|Speed||1/4000 - 30 sec. and bulb|
|Type||Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash|
|Guide Number||approx. 13 (Standard Output Sensitivity 100/m)|
|Angle of View Coverage||28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)|
|Exposure Compensation||-2 EV - +1EV (1/2EV steps)|
|Synchronization||Hot shoe, sync-speed: 1/180 sec., P-TTL, high-speed-sync, wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash|
Single-frame , Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote control (0s, 3s), Auto bracket
approx. 2.8fps , sequence : 4 frame (JPEG and Continuous (Hi)) 4 frame (RAW)
approx. 1.1fps , sequence : until the memory card becomes full (JPEG and Continuous (Lo)) 4 frame (RAW)
|Modes||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N), Flash, Manual setting, with WB fine adjustment|
|LCD||2.7" TFT colour LCD monitor, brightness adjustable, Wide angle view, 230,000 dots|
|Weight||approx. 630g (22.2 oz.) without battery and SD memory card|
Four AA (lithium, alkaline, and rechargeable Ni-MH) batteries
Optional AC adapter also available.
approx. 1100 (Normal Recording)*2 , 550 (50% use Flash)*1
*1 Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
*2 According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
|PC||USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)|
|AV||Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats|
|PictBridge||Single image, All images, DPOF, Paper Size, Paper Type, Paper Quality, Border|
|Language||English, French, Germany, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
USB: Windows XP, Windows VistaTM was pre-installed
|Mac||USB: Mac OS X 10.2 or later was pre-installed at Macintosh PC|
|Type||Fixed molded penta-mirror type|
|Focusing screen||Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen|
|Field of View||approx. 96%|
|Magnification||approx. 0.85X (with 50mm F1.4 lens, infinity, -1m-1)|
|Diopter adjustment||approx. -2.5 - +1.5m-1|
|Indication||(1) AF frame, (2) Spot AF frame, (3) Focus point indication (high lighted in red), (4) Shake Reduction, (5) Flash status, (6) Shutter speed, (7) Aperture, (8) Focus indicator, (9) Manual focus, (10) EV compensation, (11) AE lock indicator, (12) ISO warning; (13) Number of recordable images/EV compensation/Confirm sensitivity|
|EXTERNAL LCD PANEL|
|Indication||(1) Shutter speed, (2) Aperture, (3) Flash mode (Flash-On, Red-eye reduction, Auto discharge, Auto, Flash Off), (4) Drive mode (Single frame/Continuous/Self-Timer/Auto bracket/Remote control), (5) EV compensation, (6) Battery level, (7) White balance, (8) ISO warning, (9) RAW/RAW+JPEG caputure, (10) Number of recordable images|
|View||One Image, Two Images, Index (4 or 9 or 16 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 16X, scroll available), Image Rotation, Folder view, Slideshow ,Histogram, Bright/Dark area|
|Digital Filter||B&W, Sepia, ColoUr (18 type), Soft (three-level amount adjustable), Illustration, HDR (3 type), Slim (+/- 8 level amount adjustable), Brightness (+/- 8 level amount adjustable) (at playback mode)|
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