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05-19-2013, 02:07 AM   #1
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K200 viewfinder to display

Hi, I just got a second hand pentax k200 and cant work out how to switch the view from the viewfinder onto the screen display. Never worked with pentax and cant find what has been just a button on the cameras i have used.
Can anybody help because I'm feeling very silly!

05-19-2013, 03:51 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, I'm not familiar with the K200, but someone will be along soon that will answer you.
05-19-2013, 04:55 AM   #3
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The K200D doesn't have live-view, it was introduced when that was still not a standard feature. You can't use the screen to frame your shots, only the viewfinder.

The camera does have a preview mode, this is customised in the menu to either depth-of-field preview or a preview of the shot. The latter takes a shot and shows it on the screen, and if you like it you have the option to save the preview. This is a bit silly as you're as well just taking the shot normally.

I will add that, although out-dated, the K200D is a great camera and is very enjoyable to use. I'm still using mine after four years and I have no plans to change. There's a fan thread here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/129204-anyone-else-miss-k200d.html.
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Hi Meg and welcome...
here is a link to the downloadable pentax k200D manual..
Scroll down to find it and enjoy your new camera..
Operation Manuals Download : Support & Service | PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

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