Summary Pentax K-m

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 18-55mm, 50-200mm lenses $1,073
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 16 Among similar cameras #n/a of 17
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.5x15.7mm Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Megapixels Help 10 MP Movie format Help None
Screen size Help 2.7" Light sensitivity Help 3,200 ISO
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Also known as: Pentax K2000

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Pros

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The Pentax K-m vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Sensor size Slightly larger than average sensor Help
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.7"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 123x92x68 mm

Cons

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The Pentax K-m vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.5 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
109 lenses
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
September, 2008
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
513 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
64.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.4 EV
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.7"
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.55x
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
3D Doesn't take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
96%
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$1,073.15

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Avatar for Brian Beadle Brian Beadle (11:34 PM, February 17, 2012)
I've had this camera for a few years.  It's been a GREAT entry level camera.  I've learned a ton about digital photography through this camera - and it takes decent pictures.  I have been pretty pleased with this camera.