As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Pentax K2000 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, super zooms and compacts. The Pentax K2000's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the K-50 and the K200D) and Olympus (such as the OM-D E-M10 II and the E-600)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs prosumer size (125×96×77 mm)), has a built-in focus motor and is thinner (2.7" vs 2.9").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16.2 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
4 years newer
$456 (body only)
$507 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the K2000)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-50 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.7"

Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D
8 months older

Significant advantages of the K200D (vs the K2000)

  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the K200D (vs the K2000)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (134×95×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the K200D and K2000

  • Built-in focus motor

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
5 years newer
$864 (body only)
$874 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-3 (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 (vs the K2000)

  • Much larger: Professional size (131×100×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 800 g vs 590 g

common strengths of the K-3 and K2000

  • Built-in focus motor

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
1 year newer
$380 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 720p @ 24fps vs None
  • Has live view
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the K2000)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-x and K2000

  • Very small: Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 2.7"

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 years newer
$289 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the D3200 and K2000

  • None found

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
7 months older
$150 (body only)
$750 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the K2000)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 113 lenses
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D60 and K2000

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×94×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 2.7"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), slightly more lenses available (113 lenses vs 55 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,036k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 15.9 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
7 years newer
$690 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the K2000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the K2000)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the E-M10 II and K2000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 113 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
5 years newer
$998 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,560 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the K2000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots movies: UHD @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and K2000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 113 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the NX10 (vs the K2000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the NX10 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 113 lenses

common strengths of the NX10 and K2000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8") and has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (513 ISO vs 2,956 ISO), has much lower image quality (64.0 vs 93.0), has much less color depth (22.4 bits vs 24.8 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11.4 EV vs 14.5 EV) and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Pentax *ist D

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the *ist D (vs the K2000)

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly thinner: 2.4" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the *ist D (vs the K2000)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the *ist D and K2000

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×95×60 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 2.7"

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
6 years newer
$1,379 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,956 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the K2000)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 513 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 93.0 vs 64.0
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the D750 and K2000

  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 22.4 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 14.5 EV vs 11.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), is newer (september 2008 vs august 2007), is thinner (2.7" vs 4.3"), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 15 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the K2000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the K2000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Z6 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (109×80×84 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 590 g

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
3 years newer
$410

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the K2000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the K2000)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SX40 and K2000

  • Light weight: 600 g vs 590 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Olympus SP-560 UZ
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SP-560 UZ (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 15 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SP-560 UZ (vs the K2000)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SP-560 UZ and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 365 g vs 590 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (10 MP vs 1.9 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 100 ISO) and is newer (september 2008 vs may 2001).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs compact (91×56×28 mm)), is thicker (2.7" vs 1.1"), is much heavier (590 g vs 165 g) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Konica Minolta KD-200 Zoom

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the KD-200 Zoom (vs the K2000)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×62×31 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Much lighter: 220 g vs 590 g
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the KD-200 Zoom (vs the K2000)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the KD-200 Zoom and K2000

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentamirror

Pentax Optio SV

Pentax Optio SV
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SV (vs the K2000)

  • Much smaller: Compact (91×56×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Much lighter: 165 g vs 590 g
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SV (vs the K2000)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SV and K2000

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentamirror