Pentax K2000 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K2000 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Pentax K200D
K200D vs K2000
Successor: Pentax K-x
K2000 vs K-x
General
Model Number: K2000
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $699.95
Street Price: $555.99
Date Available: 2008-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 18.5 oz (524 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(122 x 92 x 69 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.12 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens: smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: TTL phase-matching 5-point wide autofocus system (Auto, Wide, Spot)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 96% coverage, 0.85x mag., TBA eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.57x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.85x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (W, D, N), Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 16-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto Picture (Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action), Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash-Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting [2MP], Night Snap [2MP]), Sensitivity Priority
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: On, Off, Red-eye, Wireless
Flash Guide Number: 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: IR
Connections (extended): AC adapter available
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Lithium, Alkaline disposables; NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA disposables
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, MacOS-X 10.3+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: CCD-shift Shake Reduction. US$699.95 price includes Pentax K2000 body, DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL kit lens and AF 200FG flash.

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