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Pentax K-x, K-m and K200D Compared
Posted By: Ole, 09-19-2009, 10:25 AM

Here is a chart showing the differences between the Pentax K-x, K-m/K2000, and K200D.

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Pentax K-xPentax K-m/K2000Pentax K200D
Year introduced200920092008
AvailabilityWorldwideDiscontinuedDiscontinued
MountKAF2 (without coupling for aperture ring)KAF2 (without coupling for aperture ring)KAF2 (without coupling for aperture ring)
Meter range1 to 21.5 EV0 to 21 EV0 to 21 EV
Meter patternm (16 segments) c sm (16 segments) c sm (16 segments) c s
ISO range (expanded)200 - 6400 (100 - 12800)100 - 3200100 - 1600
Expanded dynamic rangeYes, highlight and shadowYes, highlightYes, highlight
Exposure modesAutoPict, SCN, P, Sv, Av, Tv, M, BAutoPict, SCN, P, Sv, Av, Tv, M, BAutoPict., SCN, P, Sv, Av, Tv, M, B
RestrictionsExposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and MExposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and MExposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M
Program modesNormal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night-scene Portrait, Flash Off. In live view also: Blue Sky, SunsetNormal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night-scene Portrait, Flash OffNormal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night-scene Portrait
Scene Modes10: Night Scene, Surf and Snow, Food, Sunset, Stage Lighting, Night Snap, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum10: Night Scene, Surf and Snow, Food, Sunset, Stage Lighting, Night Snap, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum8: Night Scene, Surf and Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum
Exposure compensation+/-3 EV+/-3 EV+/-3 EV
Exposure lockYesYesYes
Shutter speeds (auto)30s - 1/6000s (stepless)30s - 1/4000s (stepless)30s - 1/4000s (stepless)
Shutter speeds (manual)B, 30s - 1/6000sB, 30s - 1/4000sB, 30s - 1/4000s
Mirror lock-upYesYesYes
Shutter lifeShutter life: At least 100,000 actuations
Self timer / Interval shootingYes / NoYes / NoYes / No
Continuous shootingHi: 4.7 fps to 17 frames (JPG), 5 frames (RAW)
Lo: 2 fps until card is full (JPG), up to 11 frames (RAW)
Hi: 3.5 fps up to 5 frames (JPG), 4 frames (RAW)
Lo: 1.1 fps until card is full (JPG), up to 7 frames (RAW)
Hi: 2.8 fps up to 4 frames (JPG and RAW)
Lo: 1.1 fps until card is full (JPG), up tp 4 frames (RAW)
Shake reductionYesYesYes
Auto bracketingYes (3 frames)Yes (3 frames)Yes (3 frames)
HDR modeYesNoNo
Multiple exposuresYesNoNo
Built-in flashYes, GN 12 (ISO 100), 16 (ISO 200)Yes, GN 11 (ISO 100)Yes, GN 13
TTL flashNoNoNo
P-TTL flashYesYesYes
Sync speed1/180s1/180s1/180s
Flash exposure comp-2 to 1 EV-2 to 1 EV-2 to 1 EV
Extra external flash functionsWireless, High-speed, Contrast controlWireless, High-speed, Contrast controlWireless, High-speed, Contrast control
AutofocusYes (SAFOX VIII, 11 focus points)Yes (SAFOX, 5 focus points)Yes (SAFOX VIII, 11 focus points)
Autofocus sensitivity-1 to 18 EV-1 to 18 EV-1 to 18 EV
Autofocus with SDMYesYesYes
AF AssistNoYes, stroboscopic flashYes, stroboscopic flash
Front/Back focus corrNoNoNo
Power zoomNoNoNo
Lens correctionYesNoNo
Viewfinder0.85x, 96%0.85x, 96%0.86x, 95%
Viewfinder typePentamirrorPentamirrorPentamirror
Diopter adjustment-2.5 to +1.5-2.5 to +1.5-2.5 to +1.5
AF Points in viewfinderNoNoYes
Exchangeable screenNoNoNo
Depth of field previewYesNoYes
Digital previewYes (with image magnificaion)Yes (with image magnificaion)Yes (with image magnificaion)
Live viewYesNoNo
Video/Movie Mode1280x720 (16:9) at 24 fps
640x416 (3:2) at 24 fps
Composite video out (no HDMI out)
NoNo
Movie mode restrictionsThe aperture is fixed during recording. Autofocus is not available during recording.Not applicableNot applicable
Sound in Movie modeMono (built-in mic)
No provision for external mic
Not applicableNot applicable
Camera controls1 control wheel. Most functions accessed through info screen or menus1 control wheel. Most functions accessed through menus1 control wheel. Most functions accessed through menus
Custom Functions222123
Sensor12.4 MP CMOS with SP coating10.2 MP CCD10.2 MP CCD
Image size15.8 x 23.6 mm15.8 x 23.6 mm15.8 x 23.6 mm
Color Depth3 x 12 bit (RAW)3 x 12 bit (RAW)3 x 12 bit (RAW)
Dust removal / alertYes / YesYes / YesYes / Yes
Pixel mappingYesYesYes
File formatDNG, PEF, JPG, AVIDNG, PEF, JPGDNG, PEF, JPG
Memory card typeSD, SDHC (max. 32GB), SDXC via firmware updateSD, SDHCSD, SDHC
TetheringNoNoNo
Back LCD2.7 in. 230,000 pix2.7 in. 230,000 pix2.7 in. 230,000 pix
Top LCDNoNoYes
Weather resistantNoNoYes
Battery4 x AA4 x AA4 x AA
Battery gripNoNoD-BG3 with 4x AA
Size (W x H x D)122.5 x 91.5 x 67.5 mm122.5 x 91.5 x 67.5 mm133.5 x 95 x 74 mm
Weight515 g (580 g with lithium batteries and SD card)525 g630 g
Latest firmwareVersion 1.02Version 1.11Version 1.01
CommentIn-camera RAW developmentIn-camera RAW developmentIn-camera RAW development



Last edited by Ole; 02-12-2011 at 02:09 PM.
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08-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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Ole,


This is a great comparison table. To my knowledge, the KX does have AF assist, if enabled, the flash will strobe if there is not enough light to achieve a good focus.

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Ole,

Great job comparing these cameras; however the KX does have AF assist with strobe flash.

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Thanks for the info- I've updated the chart


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Sorry for the double post, the first one did not seem to show up.

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