As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Pentax K2000 is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms and mirrorless. The Pentax K2000's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the K-x and the K-50) and Nikon (such as the D7000 and the Coolpix L820)

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)) and is thinner (2.7" vs 2.9").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.61x) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 16.1 MP).

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
1 year newer

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"

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
4 years newer
$557 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 K-500

Pentax K-500
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the K-500 (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-500 (vs the K2000)

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

common strengths of the K-500 and K2000

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

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years newer
$1,250 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the D7000 and K2000

  • Built-in focus motor

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-r

Pentax K-r
1 year newer
$700 (body only)

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"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (123×92×68 mm) vs large (129×161×104 mm)), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (10 MP vs 3.8 MP) and is newer (september 2008 vs august 2000).

However, on average it has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the K2000)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly larger: Large (134×91×156 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-F828 and K2000

  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Olympus E-10

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the E-10 (vs the K2000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the E-10 (vs the K2000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly larger: Large (129×161×104 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)

common strengths of the E-10 and K2000

  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentamirror

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K2000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), supports an external flash, has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 15 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (september 2008 vs february 2010) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
4 years newer
$216

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the K2000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the K2000)

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

common strengths of the L820 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 590 g

Fujifilm FinePix S1880

Fujifilm FinePix S1880
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S1880 (vs the K2000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S1880 (vs the K2000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S1880 and K2000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 337 g vs 590 g

Olympus SP-550 UZ

Olympus SP-550 UZ
1 year older
$529

Significant advantages of the SP-550 UZ (vs the K2000)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 15 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SP-550 UZ (vs the K2000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SP-550 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: 460 g vs 590 g

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)

  • Significantly 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

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 none), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), much more lenses available (113 lenses vs 20 lenses), has a built-in focus motor and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3
4 years newer
$599 10-100mm lens

Significant advantages of the J3 (vs the K2000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the J3 (vs the K2000)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 113 lenses

common strengths of the J3 and K2000

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
3 years newer
$385 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the K2000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the K2000)

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

common strengths of the J2 and K2000

  • 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