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