New Pentax DSLR Known As K2000, Bundled An External Flash

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The formerly leaked Pentax K-M is formally introduced in US as K2000, an entry level Digital SLR with rather bizarre bundles – kit with an external flash on a built in flash body. Who cares as long as it's affordable right? The Pentax K2000 features a 10.2-megapixel APS-C CCD, 2.7-inch QVGA screen, in-body Dust Removal and Shake Reduction in compact and lightweight stainless steel chassis. Liveview and video mode are not featured in this entry-level model.

The K2000 will first ship bundled with smc PENTAX DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens plus an external flash unit, AF200G for $699. It's available to order from Amazon now. A second bundle will introduce in early 2009 with a tele-zoom package smc PENTAX DA L 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED lenses.

  • 10.2 effective Megapixel CCD
  • Support all Pentax K-mount lenses
  • Compact, ergonomic and stainless steel chassis
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization system with dust reduction
  • 2.7" LCD display with 230,000 pixels.
  • Optical viewfinder with 0.85x magnification and 96% coverage
  • Full manual controls + auto scene selection mode
  • 5-point autofocus system
  • Can shoot continuously at 3.5 frames/second
  • Adjustment dynamic range and shadow adjustment features
  • RAW image format supported; in-camera RAW development feature
  • Hot shoe foe external flash; 1/180 sec x-sync speed
  • SD/SDHC memory card slot
  • 4xAA batteries