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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-13-2011, 04:06 PM  
Anyone else miss the K200D?
Posted By vinzer
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I just thought I'd check and see if anyone else misses the K200D. I believe it's one of the poorly-received Pentax DSLRs, owing to a small buffer and pricing (if I recall correctly, we were all spoiled with the K10D back then).

Personally though, weather-sealing and AA batteries (with apologies to the Li-ion supporters :D ) for an entry-level model is pretty amazing. Pentax already has WR kit lenses, so I'm hoping they'd come around to release another entry-level DSLR with sealing. With the better rep Pentax is getting these days from mainstream media, maybe a new K200D would turn some heads and be a viable travel DSLR.

What do you think? :D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-14-2011, 06:51 AM  
Anyone else miss the K200D?
Posted By vinzer
Replies: 1,108
Views: 194,795
Personally, I think it's something Pentax could've continued to separate itself from other makers. I think they had this strategy about being the system of choice for the adventurous type of photographers (along with their nearly-abuse-proof Optio). I wonder what happened to that.

I just might consider that as soon as funds present itself. Hohoho. :D

Just the K-r + sealing is enough for me, really. I learned to live without the top LCD, though I won't complain about its inclusion if ever. :D

Well, we can hope some genius hacker can make a custom firmware with lens adjust feature enabled? :)

Good on you guys! I wish I had mine still. Curse my fickle-mindedness back then. :P

At ISO 100/200, you really can't go wrong with any of the fine DSLRs in any system nowadays (and even back then).

I guess that's pretty much it, really. :D

It's amazing then, it's still amazing now. Of course, the photographer had something to do with it, too. ;) I haven't tried the K-5 myself to see how the two stack IQ-wise, though.

The K10D is also one heck of a camera. I'm in the same boat as you, wanting to buy either K10D or K200D. The good deals are mostly abroad, though, so taxes and shipping also factors into the equation where I am. I'm adamant about getting one of the two, though. :)

I can say from experience with the K100D that the K-x's build quality is similar. I don't see it conking out on me anytime soon. The weather-sealed ones are obviously better, but I have trust in the newer lower-end models. Your mileage may vary, though. :)

I hope you can get your girlfriend into photography. It would lessen the effort needed to explain why you bought a DA* lens or Limited. LOL. :D

If one's particular about batteries, the decision could swing either way. The K10D drew raves back then (along with people wanting more from it), and I guess a lot of people have moved on to the newer models (or other systems) which is why we're not hearing as much about them anymore. Most here would say good things about the K10D if asked specifically, though. Personally, I got into Pentax's system initially because of it. :)
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