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09-21-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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"Pentax K-m" (World) / "Pentax K2000" (US) product broschure

For anybody not wanting to browse the news and rumors section, here is the official broschure for the new Pentax entry level camera.

In one sentence: a *istDS with K10D sensor and shake reduction.

K2000 US facts sheet (thanks to kkoether):
http://www.pentaxslr.com/pdf/K2000Specs.pdf

K-m Canada facts sheet:
Pentax Canada - K-m

German language K-m broschure and facts sheet:
http://media.pentax.de/downloads/photo/de/17300/Prospekt_Km.pdf
http://media.pentax.de/downloads/photo/de/17300/Datenblatt.pdf


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09-21-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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Falconeye,

Thank you very much for this!

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09-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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Thank you!

Since I can't read German, according to the brochure, what body/lens configurations will the Km come in? Body only? Body + 18-55? Body + 18-55 and 50-200?

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K10D sensor eh? I figured they'd use the K200D sensor. Isn't it much better with high ISO?

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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
Thank you!

Since I can't read German, according to the brochure, what body/lens configurations will the Km come in? Body only? Body + 18-55? Body + 18-55 and 50-200?

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Judging by the top right of this one:
http://media.pentax.de/downloads/photo/de/17300/Datenblatt.pdf

The 18-55 kit and the 18-55 + 50-200 kit. Don't see any listings by just the body only. But we'll see!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
K10D sensor eh? I figured they'd use the K200D sensor.
Isn't it the same Sony-made sensor in both?
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Isn't it the same Sony-made sensor in both?
Ah, you're right. For some reason I had it in my head that the K200D had a newer sensor that handled high ISO better...
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weather seals

Anyone speak enough German to figure out if the K-m has comparable weather sealing to the K200 -- or any at all?

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DA L lens???

QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
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Since I can't read German, according to the brochure, what body/lens configurations will the Km come in? Body only? Body + 18-55? Body + 18-55 and 50-200?
In fact, DA L 18-55. What is that supposed to be?
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In fact, DA L 18-55. What is that supposed to be?
I believe the L is for "lightweight". They feature plastic lens mounts, and there is speculation the rest of the lens has also been lightened.
(Of course, there is probably a cost saving in this too...)
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oh yes I WILL be picking me up a Km, as soon as a credible retailer is carrying the body only.
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This camera would be great with the 40 pancake!

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Here ya go folks; get your pre-orders in now!

Amazon.com: Pentax K2000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DA L Lens and AF200FG Flash: Camera & Photo
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
For some reason I had it in my head that the K200D had a newer sensor that handled high ISO better...
No. There are new NR options for JPEG processing that can reduce noise, and there is a new analog-digital converter that may or may not reduce noise, and there is the claim that somehow in how all of this was put together, the vertical pattern noise issues that affected some (but not all) K10D's have been eliminated. But the K200D is basically the same at high ISO noise.

Really, in my opinion, both the K10D and K200D are quite good at high ISO. As good as the 6MP cameras when comparing images at the same size. I think most the bad rap the k10D comes form folks who were looking at 100% crops from both cameras, which of course are not the same size at all. Or maybe the K200D really is a little better due to the new ADC, firmware, or whatever. I just know the ihigh ISO images I get from it look as good if not better than those from my DS or my wife's K100D.
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Hi everybody,

I think I made a mistake in not linking back to the rumors threads already discussing the K-m:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/37600-official-pentax-k-m-here-now.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/37367-official-pentax-...y-release.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/37438-new-pentax-k-m-e...on-leaked.html

I thought I should post the first official product broschure outside the rumors section for everybody seeking reliable information. Some of the questions, though, had been answered in the rumors section, I guess.
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