As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Pentax K2000 is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms and pro DSLRs. The Pentax K2000's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the K-r and the K-30) and Canon (such as the EOS 500D and the EOS 1100D)

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 (130×97×71 mm)), has a built-in focus motor and is thinner (2.7" vs 2.8").

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (513 ISO vs 1,129 ISO), has much lower image quality (64.0 vs 79.0), doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 20fps), has much less color depth (22.4 bits vs 22.8 bits) and has much narrower dynamic range (11.4 EV vs 12.4 EV).

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r
1 year newer
$399 (body only)
$498 18-55mm lens

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

  • Shoots movies: 720p @ 25fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the K-r and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×97×68 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 2.7"

Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS 500D
6 months newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 500D (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the 500D (vs the K2000)

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

common strengths of the 500D and K2000

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 2.7"

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
3 years newer
$419 (body only)
$470 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-30 (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,129 ISO vs 513 ISO
  • Better color depth: 23.7 bits vs 22.4 bits

Significant disadvantages of the K-30 (vs the K2000)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (130×97×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thicker: 2.8" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the K-30 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (130×97×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.7"

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5
2 years newer
$800 (body only)
$1,549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-5 (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 25fps vs None
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,162 ISO vs 513 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 64.0

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 (vs the K2000)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the K-5 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.7"

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
1 year newer
$700 18-55mm lens

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

  • Shoots movies: 720p @ 24fps vs None
  • Has live view
  • Has in-camera HDR

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
$299 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 513 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 64.0

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)

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), slightly more lenses available (113 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20.1 MP).

Sony Alpha A3000

Sony Alpha A3000
4 years newer
$398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the A3000 (vs the K2000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the A3000 (vs the K2000)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 113 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A3000 and K2000

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
7 years newer
$728 (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

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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is thinner (2.7" vs 4"), has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
4 years newer
$500

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the K2000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the K2000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and K2000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
3 years newer
$400

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the K2000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the K2000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P510 and K2000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
4 years newer
$220

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the K2000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the K2000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the SX510 HS and K2000

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"

Pentax X70

Pentax X70
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the K2000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the K2000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the X70 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×90 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has significantly more color depth (22.4 bits vs 21.6 bits), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (september 2008 vs august 2007), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs professional size (147×113×74 mm)) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (513 ISO vs 679 ISO), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.4 EV vs 12 EV), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.62x).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year newer
$699 (body only)
$796 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the K2000)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 813 ISO vs 513 ISO
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 60D and K2000

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 590 g

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
1 year older
$1,300 (body only)
$1,999 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the K2000)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 679 ISO vs 513 ISO
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Thicker: 2.9" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the D300 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S5 Pro (vs the K2000)

  • More dynamic range: 13.5 EV vs 11.4 EV
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S5 Pro (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Worse color depth: 21.6 bits vs 22.4 bits
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the S5 Pro and K2000

  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×113×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 920 g vs 590 g