As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Pentax K200D is also often compared to pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Pentax K200D's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the K20D and the K10D) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S3 Pro and the FinePix S9100)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D
similar age

Significant advantages of the K20D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K20D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the K20D and K200D

  • None found

Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D
1 year older

Significant advantages of the K10D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K10D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the K10D and K200D

  • None found

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5
2 years newer
$331 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-5 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-5 and K200D

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and K200D

  • None found

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
4 years newer
$391 (body only)
$548 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-30 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-30 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-30 and K200D

  • None found

Pentax K100D

Pentax K100D
1 year older
$399 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K100D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K100D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the K100D and K200D

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S3 Pro (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3 Pro (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3 Pro and K200D

  • None found

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
2 years older
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D200 and K200D

  • None found

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
5 months older
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 40D and K200D

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
2 years older
$2,499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the K200D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D and K200D

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax K200D compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a weather sealed body, is newer (january 2008 vs august 2006) and is thinner (2.9" vs 5.1").

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-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
1 year older
$640

Significant advantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the K200D)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the K200D)

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

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and K200D

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×95×74 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 2.9"
  • Light weight: 405 g vs 690 g

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the K200D)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the K200D)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the S9100 and K200D

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second