Pentax DSLR Firmware Updates

Pentax has issued updates for four of its DSLRs – the K-m/K2000, K20D, K200D and K10D.  The new firmware is designed for “Improved stability of recording image for some SDHC Memory card.”

You can download the firmware at Pentax’s website via the following links.

Pentax K-m/K2000 Firmware Ver. 1.11

Pentax K20D Firmware Ver. 1.04

Pentax K200D Firmware Ver. 1.01

Pentax K10D Firmware Ver. 1.31

Pentax DSLR Price Drop

Pentax has given the go ahead for an official price drop on the K20D, K200D and K2000.  Here’s the current legitimate prices at trusted retailers:

Pentax K20D (body only)

Amazon.com – $699.99 via Marketplace (or $733.39 directly from Amazon)

Adorama – $799.99

B&H Photo – $809.95

Pentax K200D (w/ 18-55mm lens)

Amazon.com $499.99 via Marketplace (or $604.89 directly from Amazon)

Adorama – $599.90

B&H Photo – $589.95

Pentax K2000 (w/ 18-55mm lens & AF200FG flash)

Amazon.com – $558.88

Adorama – $574.99

B&H Photo – $576.95

More details on the price drops in the press release below. [Read more...]

Pentax K200D Review at Camera Labs

Camera Labs has posted a review of the Pentax K200D.

While there are a number of aspects to weigh-up, the choice between the K200D and rival DSLRs really boils down to how much you value build quality and Live View. If you want a tough, weatherproof DSLR at a low price, then buy the K200D. If however you’d prefer a smaller, lighter DSLR with Live View capabilities, then go for one of its rivals.

Click here for more info on the Pentax K200D.

Pentax K200D Review at Photography Review

Photography Review has posted a review of the Pentax K200D.

The Pentax K200D is a great digital SLR for beginner, amateur or casual photographers. It’s a very well built camera that reaches out to the beginner crowd. But there are also plenty of “pro” level features that a photographer can grow into.

Click here for more info on the Pentax K200D.

Pentax K200D Review on PhotographyBLOG

PhotographyBLOG has published a review of the entry-level Pentax K200D.

Just like the Pentax K100D Super, the K200D ticks very nearly all of the boxes for those wanting an easy to use DSLR that delivers images you’ll want to keep straight out of the camera, and with the minimum of user input and effort to boot.

Click here for more info on the Pentax K200D.

Pentax Rebates: Save Up To $375

GOLDEN, CO (May 22, 2008) PENTAX Imaging Company announced the PENTAX Gear Up Rebate today designed for new and existing Pentaxians to save big on a complete DSLR system. From now through July 26, 2008, the rebate offers savings on individual products or on a complete PENTAX K20D or K200D system including a body, lenses, flash and battery grip. For example, Pentaxians may save $375.00* on a system including a PENTAX K20D body, a smc PENTAX DA*16-50mm lens, a smc PENTAX DA*50-135mm lens, a BG 2 Grip and an AF-540 FGZ Flash.

*Accessories included in this rebate must be purchased at the same time as a K20D or K200D body on the same receipt to receive full rebate.

The product models in the rebate savings include:

$100 K20D Camera Body

$100 K200D Camera Body

$100 smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED/AL Lens

$100 smc PENTAX DA*50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM Lens

$100 smc PENTAX DA*16-50mm F2.8 ED AL(IF) SDM

$50 AF-360FGZ Flash

$50 AF-540FGZ Flash

$25 BG 2 Battery Grip

$25 BG 3 Battery Grip

For complete details, visit: http://www.pentaxslr.com/buy/rebates

Pentax K200D Review at Photo Review

Photo Review has posted its review of the Pentax K200D.

Pictures from the test camera had a superficial resemblance to our test shots from the K20D, particularly with respect to the extended dynamic range provided by both cameras. However, the K200D showed less inclination to bias exposures slightly in favour of recording highlight details and the yellow-brown cast we found in test shots taken with the K20D shots was much less evident.