It's a statement of fact that entry-level DSLRs all pretty much look the same. Well, they did until now.
Pentax has unveiled a special limited-edition version of its K2000 interchangeable-lens camera that's not black, and not silver, but white. Even better, the new release comes in two-lens kit featuring whited out versions of the company's 18-55mm and 55-200mm DA L lenses.
Basic specs of the limited edition K2000 mirror those of the original, with a 2.7 inch LCD, a five-point AF system, sensitivity from ISO 100 to 3200, and a beginner-friendly interface. The K2000 also provides in-body image stabilization (Pentax calls it Shake Reduction), which stabilizes any lens that's mounted to the camera.
Other technical details concerning the K2000 can be found in our original K2000 announcement.
The latest K2000 and matching lenses are certainly visually arresting, if only because of their uniqueness. We're wondering if die-hard Pentaxians wouldn't have preferred the long-rumored silver alloy-clad variant instead (to match their silver FA Limited primes, of course), but whatever you think of the new color scheme, there's no denying that Pentax is living up to its "be interesting" tag line with this one.
The limited edition K2000 will be available in February. Quantities and U.S. pricing were not provided in the official press release, but we'll update this story as information becomes available.
Pentax K2000 Limited Edition Specifications:
|Sensor||10.2 megapixel, 23.5x15.7mm CCD|
|Zoom||Pentax KAF3 mount (compatible with all K mount lenses)
|LCD/Viewfinder||2.7", 230K-dot TFT LCD; Penta-Mirror optical viewfinder (96% coverage, 0.85x magnification) with diopter adjustment
|Shutter Speed||30-1/4000 seconds|
|Shooting Modes||Auto Picture, Picture, Scene, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb|
|Scene Presets||Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash-Off, Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting, Night Snap
|White Balance Settings||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent W, Fluorescent D, Fluorescent N, Flash, Color Temperature, Manual|
|Metering Modes||Multi, Center-Weighted, Spot|
|Focus Modes||AF Auto, AF Single, AF Continuous, Manual
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Self Timer, Remote, Auto Bracket|
|Flash Modes||On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Wireless|
|Self Timer Settings
||10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
|Memory Formats||SD, SDHC
|File Formats||JPEG, RAW (PEF/DNG)
|Max. Image Size||3872x2592
|Max. Video Size
|Zoom During Video||N/A|
|Battery||4 AA batteries
|Connections||USB 2.0, video output
|Additional Features||Shake Reduction, Custom Image Functions, Dust Reduction System, dedicated Help button, white limited edition finish, bundled with matching DA L 18-55mm and DA L 55-200mm lenses