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Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D
alaScore 89

705 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 705 reviews of Pentax K200D. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the durability and image quality are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the shutter and focus are different.

usability, performance, price, image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K200D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K200D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Pentax K200D from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the performance and durability are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and reliability. There are some mixed views about the battery.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K200D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 user reviews of Pentax K200D from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the focus.

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (

Pentax K200D Review


The K200D was announced in January 2008 as a straight replacement for the K100D (actually the K100D Super which itself was a minor upgrade of the K100D launched in June 2007). The new model is aimed at the entry level segment of the market where it...

Superb build quality for the class, weather-sealed body Efficient image stabilization (not as good as Pentax claims though) Top LCD (but no backlight) Largest and brightest viewfinder in its class Reliable flash exposure Wireless flash Intuitive menus...

Default JPEGs too contrasty, oversharpened and smeared JPEG engine not making the most out the camera's RAW data No live view Few direct buttons (but Function menu sort of makes up for it) Dynamic range in the highlights slightly below average (but...

The Pentax K200D is competing in a very crowded segment of the marketplace. All manufacturers have been increasing the number of features and the quality of their cameras over the past couple of years or so and the entry-level segment is characterized...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Pentax K200D review: Pentax K200D


Pentax K200D

Sensor-shift image stabilization; wireless flash control; sensitivity-priority mode; dust and water resistant.

Inaccurate, though still pleasing colors; tends to underexpose images; no live view mode.

Pentax's K200D entry-level SLR gives a lot of bang for the buck and has better performance than last year's model. Despite low noise and pleasingly detailed images, technically inaccurate colors keep it from capturing the gold medal for image quality.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax K200D SLR


Jump to Page: K200D SLR Playback Features & Menus Function, Record and Custom Menus Flash and Viewfinder Shake Reduction, Lens Mount, Lenses Bundled PENTAX Software Controls, Storage, I/O, Power Steve's Conclusion Sample Pictures 360-degree QuickTime...

May, 2008

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Pentax K200D


If you're in the market for an entry- level digital SLR, or you're an enthusiast on a budget, the Pentax K200D definitely deserves a look. While the image quality is very close to Canon's or Nikon's similarly priced cameras, you won't notice it unless...

Dustproof, weatherproof construction10.2 MP resolution2.7Body-based shake reduction systemBackward Compatibility with all Pentax lenses

The Pentax K200D is the latest model from Pentax in the entry-level...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Pentax K200D Review


Pick the K200D up for the first time, attach the supplied 18-55mm kit lens, and this DSLR impresses from the off. Despite the budget pricing nothing about the K200D build quality feels compromised, with the weight and heft transcending its entry-level...

At first glance the Pentax K200D simply looks like an incremental upgrade of the K100D Super, with relatively few additions on offer apart from the 10 megapixel resolution (up from 6 megapixels) and a couple of new buttons. Thankfully Pentax have also...

Jul, 2008

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Pentax K200D Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


Announced alongside the K20D at PMA 2008 is Pentax's new K200D, which adopts the ten megapixel CCD image sensor that was previously used in the K10D, along with the same buffer memory. Designed for ease-of-use, the Pentax K200D includes a range of auto...

Rugged construction with stainless steel chassis and full environmental sealing ; Nice 2.7-inch LCD ; Built-in shake reduction makes every lens image-stabilized ; High resolution with excellent detail, especially from RAW ; Superb print quality ;...

Frame rate 3 fps for only 5 frames, then ~1 fps ; No live view mode ; No focus lamp ; if light conditions are poor, camera relies on strobing flash to achieve focus ; Sluggish response in menu interface ; Auto white balance handles incandescent...

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (

Pentax K200D Digital Camera


The entry-level DSLR digital camera market is a crowded field, with some strong contenders. If you're going to compete in that arena, you'd better have some features that set you apart. Today we're going to look at Pentax's entrant, the K200D digital...

The K200D's shake reduction system alone makes it worth its price. Photographers, both amateur and professional alike, can consider blurred hand-held photographs, particularly those taken with telephotos or long exposure times, a thing of the past. Two...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Soard (

Pentax K200D Camera Review


Pentax K200D is a digital SLR camera that is perfect for the photography enthusiast or the professional photographer. By reading this review, you'll find out what this DSLR camera has to offer and if the Pentax K200D is the right camera for you and...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : wubayou (

Pentax K200D Camera Review


If you've just decided that you want to invest in a good, basic digital camera that goes beyond point-and-shoot and offers mega pixels to spare, you're in luck. Pentax has upped the ante in its bid to compete in the mass consumer DSLR market with the...

Shooters looking for a lighter, smaller DSLR will probably find a problem with the K200D's heaviness, although it does have a very comfortable grip. It is slightly bigger in terms of depth, width, and weight than the older K100D. The Pentax K200D,...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : nhatgnat (

Pentax K200D Review


The last Pentax SLR I touched was the K1000 35mm film camera I had in high school. The K1000 was a well-built, fully manual camera - a great learning tool. Along those same lines, the K200D is a high-quality, entry-level to serious amateur digital SLR....

Inexpensive, Dust and weather resistant, Shake Reduction image stabilization built into camera body, Surprisingly good image quality at ISO 1600, Uses convenient AA batteries, Allows simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG format images, Dust Reduction...

Plasticky body, Auto focus lock does not work in continuous AF mode, Loud auto focus motor, Might be uncomfortable in big hands, Exposure compensation is only plus/minus two stops, No dedicated ISO button

Jul, 2008

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