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09-22-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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K2000D or K200D?

I definitely want to get a second body--something that's a little lighter and smaller in size. I'm really interested in the K2000, but $699 is a little steep for me, even if it does include an 18-55 and a flash in the kit. Granted, once it hits the stores, it may be a little bit cheaper, but not that much cheaper. For a price comparison, I took a look at the K200 kit price on BuyDig and the price on that is $582. I looked up the sizes of all the current Pentax bodies and here is what I found:

K2000 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7" 22oz loaded
K200 5.2 x 3.7 x 2.9" 24oz loaded
K20 5.6 x 4 x 2.8" 27.2 oz loaded

To me, it looks like the K2000 isn't that much smaller than the K200 and it's weathersealed!

What do ya'll think?

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I'd wait for the dust to clear from Photokina and sample photos to hit the net before deciding. I'm not a big fan of plastic connectors.
09-22-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
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From dpreviews it seems the K2000's dimension is pretty close to Nikon D60 but quite a bit heavier. I have the K200d and when trying the Nikon D60 it feels tiny in my hands.

IMHO the difference between K2000 vs K200d can be significant when holding it in your hands. I would wait until having the chance to hold a live sample before deciding. The K2000 is a very interesting camera; I myself is now torn between it and a used *ist DL.
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See this thread:

K-M is definately a travel dslr (IMG included) [Page 1]: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Anmd the dpreview preview:

Pentax K-m Hands-on Preview: 3. Body & Design: Digital Photography Review

if you haven't already. That K200D really does look quite small. Hard to judge by the numbers, but it's actually smaller in all dimensions than the DS was, and there is *definitely* a very noticeable size difference between those two.

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To me, it looks like the K2000 isn't that much smaller than the K200 and it's weathersealed!
The K200D is *not* weather-sealed, despite rumors to the contrary before the announcement. That's one of the areas where they saved size & weight (and cost too, of course).

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Wouldn't the k100ds fill in your backup body needs? They're quite cheap already (for what they offer).
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I'd wait for the dust to clear from Photokina and sample photos to hit the net before deciding. I'm not a big fan of plastic connectors.
only the new DAL lenses have plastic mounts. the body has a stainless steel mount.

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The K200D is *not* weather-sealed, despite rumors to the contrary before the announcement. That's one of the areas where they saved size & weight (and cost too, of course).
I am assuming your meant K2000D not K200D. and the 'D' has now been dropped so its technically just K2000 (thank god for that). but yes it has NO weather sealing.

you can check out the specs on all of the US models of the new releases including the K2000 on the PentaxSLR website: PENTAX Digital SLR - The New Classic
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
The K200D is *not* weather-sealed, despite rumors to the contrary before the announcement. That's one of the areas where they saved size & weight (and cost too, of course).
You mean K2000 ? K200D IS weather sealed?
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I've given some thought to a K100DS or even another DS (my first Pentax DSLR), as both are a good bit less in price than the K2000D. I guess 6mp would be OK, as long as I don't do a lot of cropping. It's hard to judge size-wise when I'm not able to pick each one up in my hands and get a feel for it.

We'll see...
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I am assuming your meant K2000D not K200D. and the 'D' has now been dropped so its technically just K2000 (thank god for that). but yes it has NO weather sealing.
ARGH! Yes, I meant K2000. Damn, I know some people are concerned about confusion between K-m and KM, but really, K200D and K2000 make for two models with similar specs whose names look practically identical. What were they thinking?

Anyhow, yes, K200D remains weather sealed. K2000 (aka K-m) is not.
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