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02-25-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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K200d Super

It looks like a typo but on page six of the B&H ad (upper right corner), in the ad section of the march 2009 issue of PopPhoto, there is an advertisement for a K200d Super. It's got identical specs to the K200d which leads me to believe that it is a typo.

Just thought you all might find it interesting.


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It probably is a typo. The only thing the K200D is missing (IMO) is a larger buffer and faster shutter. Maybe faster x-sync as well, but that's only for strobe-junkies.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
It probably is a typo. The only thing the K200D is missing (IMO) is a larger buffer and faster shutter. Maybe faster x-sync as well, but that's only for strobe-junkies.
Well, most people would wish a faster AF I guess
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Strobe-junkies? Well, I am one

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groan ... how would they "super" the k200d ... the only thing i can think of is probably the improved k-m af and live view
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And the small matter of a different sensor....
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not if it has the same specs as the op said

btw, there's a toronto meetup in the general section if you're interested
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I think it was a typo like the one for the K20d listed as a super a few months ago. As far as the buffer size etc with K200d, I have always thought the limit was with the AA power source. I'm sure there's an ISO spec on the AA battery and although there are higher mAh batteries available, the circuitry has to be built within the lowest acceptable specification of power. Even though Pentax has recommended lithium batteries, they still have to make it work with cheap gas station batteries - even one's that aren't alkaline. It would be very hard to build something consistent with such a varying power source, but Pentax has seemed to pull it off.

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Well, most people would wish a faster AF I guess
If we're into nitpicking, I'll add a backlit LCD; live view and a "canon" or "nikon" name tag, so it sells better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
It probably is a typo. The only thing the K200D is missing (IMO) is a larger buffer and faster shutter. Maybe faster x-sync as well, but that's only for strobe-junkies.
Focus adjustment for different lenses (like the K20D) and it's mine tomorrow morning if they keep the AA's.
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Can you show me the link? Can't find
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Umm, yeah

QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
not if it has the same specs as the op said

btw, there's a toronto meetup in the general section if you're interested

Good point.
I'd love to come but I have the small matter of a 3 and a half month at present.

As summer comes though, I think I'll be keen thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
If we're into nitpicking, I'll add a backlit LCD; live view and a "canon" or "nikon" name tag, so it sells better.
LOL!
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Looks like there may be some new body. Look at the camera the man is holding. It's not a K200D or K20D and it's a K200D brochure

http://media.pentax.de/downloads/photo/de/19541/K200D_Katalog_GER.pdf

Differences I noticed
- The top of the flash from the K200D have straight lines. Not the one in the picture
- The K200D has the picture modes. Not the one in the picture
- In the picture the body is different where the AV and Green Button are located
- In the picture the SR logo is different (less red margins)
- In the picture there is a button next to the flash in the front not present in the K200D
- The Flash housing is black in the picture instead of silver
- The infrared window in the picture is horizontal while it's vertical in K200D
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It looks like the body in that picture has no front control dial, but the grip does. It looks like a mix and match between a k200d type body and a k20d type grip.

Either that picture is photoshopped(likely) or he's holding a body/grip combo we haven't seen yet.

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