Pentax K-m Review
(also known as the Pentax K2000)

Review Date: December 1st 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Camera Type

Single Lens Reflex

Effective Pixels 10.2 megapixels
Total Pixels 10.75 megapixels
Type 23.5mm x 15.7mm Interline interlace CCD with a primary colour filter
Sensitivity Auto, Manual : 100`1600 (1EV steps or 1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps)
Colour Depth 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW)
Image Size

JPEG: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels, [6M] 3008 x 2000 pixels, [2M] 1824 x 1216 pixels

RAW: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels

File Format

RAW (Original), JPEG (Conforms to Exif 2.21), Conforms to DCF (Design rule of Camera File system) 2.0

Quality Level *Good, **Better, ***Best
Storage Media
External SD/SDHC compattible

PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount

Usable lenses PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount  lenses.
Focusing System
Type TTL Phase-matching 5-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX)
Focusing system
Area Wide, Spot

AF.A(auto), AF.S(single, with focus lock), AF-C(continuous)*, Manual focus

* Auto Picture and Picture mode : only when the Action mode is selected.

* Scene mode : only when the Kids, Pet, Stage lighting and Night snap mode is selected.

* P/Sv/Tv/Av/M/B : AF.A, AF.S or AF.C selectable

AF assist avaiable (by Built-in Flash)
Exposure system
Metering TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering (coupled with lens and AF information)
Metering Area (1) Multi-segment metering (2) Center-weighted metering (3) Spot metering
Exposure System
Metering Range EV 0 - 21 (at Standard Output Sensitivity 100 with 50mm F1.4 lens)
Exposure system
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

Picture modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard Flash-Off

Scene moded: Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage lighting*, Night snap*   *The image is fixed to 2 MB of only JPEG.

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)
Exposure System
Compensation 2 EV (0.5EV steps or 0.3EV steps)
Exposure system
Auto Exposure Lock


Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed 1/4000 - 30 sec. and bulb
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
Type Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash
Modes Auto, Flash On, Auto+Redeye reduct, Flash On+Red-eye, Wireless sync
Guide Number approx. 11 (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
Drive Mode
Modes Single-frame , Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote control (0s, 3s), Auto bracket
White Balance
Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N), Flash, Manual setting, with WB fine adjustment
LCD 2.7" TFT color LCD monitor , brightness adjustable, Wide angle view
View Single frame, 4-image display, 9-image display, 16-image display, Zoom display (up to 16 times, scrolling possible), Image comparison, Rotating, Folder, Calender, Slideshow, Histogram, Bright/Dark area, Resize, Trimming, Index
Digital Filter

Rec. mode: Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract colour

Playback: Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract colour, Illustration(Pastel, Water colour), HDR, B&W, Sepia, Colour, Slim, Brightness, Custom

Language English, French, Germany, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)


Video AV*

*Compattible with PAl and NTSC formats

PictBridge Single image, All images, DPOF, Paper Size, Paper Type, Paper Quality, Border

Four AA (lithium, alkaline, and rechargeable Ni-MH) batteries

Optional AC adapter also available.

Height 91.5mm
Width 122.5mm
Depth 67.5mm
Weight 525g (18.5 oz.) without battery and SD memory card.
PC Windows XP, Windows VistaTM was pre-installed
Mac Mac OS X 10.3 or later was pre-installed at Macintosh PC
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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