Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-19-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 10
Which would you choose?

I am getting close to buying my first dslr and am debating between the k200d and the k2000/k-m. I have found a dealer on ebay that has good deals on both. They have the k200d with 18-55mm lens and a 2gb memory card, or the k2000 with 18-55mm lens, 50-200mm lens, and remote. Both are brand new and the k2000 is only $20 more. Do you think the better features of the k200d are worth giving up the second lens for?

07-19-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
Veteran Member
causey's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,758
I'd say, take the K200D. But here's a thread that might be of help to you.
07-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #3
Community Manager
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 23,681
Another consideration: go for the camera, not the lens deal package - while the kit lenses are OK, they're not a great investment. Decide based on the camera, get the lenses you want as you go (unless you already know what you want). If you're into getting a decent consumer telephoto zoom, I'd recommend the DA 55-300 over the DA 50-200.
07-19-2009, 01:42 PM   #4
Veteran Member
nostatic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: socal
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,575
K2000 is smaller and not weather resistant. That would be my main consideration between the two. As others have said, don't focus on the lens packages, as if you get into this you'll have LBA and soon be buying most everything...

07-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gladys, Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 22,878
If weather resistance is important to you, then I would go with the K200. If that is the case, then I would look at getting one of the new weather sealed kit lenses to go with it. Maybe a little pricier, but more peace of mind as well when it dumps down rain.

Over all, I think the sensor is the same between the two cameras. The K2000 will focus a little faster, but lacks the ability to choose auto focus points and doesn't have a sensor to auto rotate photos. I have the K10, which has the same sensor and it produces excellent photos, so either way, I think you will be satisfied.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
18-55mm, camera, dslr, k2000, k200d, lens, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
you choose deadprez Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 09-01-2009 12:39 PM
Help me choose a WA Julien Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 06-24-2009 02:55 PM
Choose one of 3 please LaRee Post Your Photos! 40 07-15-2008 09:40 AM
Which would you choose ... J.Scott General Talk 28 01-24-2008 04:15 AM
If you had to choose between these two jgredline Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 11-25-2007 01:03 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:44 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]