30/10/2020

Pentax K20D and K200D digital SLR: PMA Show Report

What Digital Camera editor Nigel Atherton visits the Pentax stand to talk to John Dickins about the new Pentax K20D and K200D DSLRs. Filmed at the PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations show, 2008. See more at: www.whatdigitalcamera.com Like us on facebook www.facebook.com Follow us on twitter @whatdigcamera
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  1. angusbarron says:

    What still gripes me a bit is the guy who got the senoir position was old but an absolute incompetent idiot. I has to listen to the sales team moan about him on daily basis which really rubbed it in. The twat used to say things to sales reps like “I wouldn’t get involved” when they are trying to assist their client to win favour to ensure future business.

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  2. angusbarron says:

    The Managing Director at the time Gerry DIngley offered me the position of Service Manager or Customer Service Manager as they were both retiring. Whilst in Japan he sent out a memo saying the positions had become one and therefore senior so I was out. I understood the decision but the cowardly way it was handled stopped me caring about the job and I left when they relocated.

    I never cared about another job again but should have stayed as every other company I worked with was much worse. 

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  3. angusbarron says:

    I used to work with John about twenty years ago. He has barely changed. Just grey hair and put on about ten pounds. He was very difficult to get help from so I used to be as cheeky as possible so he would get the process of delaying assistance out of the way.

    Nigel Atherton did manage not to fall sleep. So congratulations.

    The Sales Director there was the most intelligent man I have met or dealt with but I still outwitted him on a daily basis and I was 21. It was a nice company to work for.

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  4. dogblessamerica says:

    This Pentax rep is useless… I think Nigel knows more about the spec of these cameras, he has to prompt him on most of the key features e.g. the weather sealing and raw-button of the K200D

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  5. someguy6481 says:

    @ nate274

    I agree, Pentax really needs to get their marketing department sorted.

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  6. PHILIP VERGES says:

    oh would it be best to use pentax lenses with this or are sigma lenses good as well?

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  7. PHILIP VERGES says:

    would you recommend this dslr for someone coming from those old 60′s analog slrs? i’d be using it for semi-pro use. obviously being my first DIGITAL slr i’d need an easy to use interface and settings but because it’ll be used for semi-pro i’ll need to customise it to my specific needs once i learn the tricks of the trade

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  8. vk4akp says:

    Does the K200D have bad pixel mapping as well?

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  9. nate b says:

    It’s a shame PENTAX doesn’t advertise as much as they should here in the U.S. There is a lot of people who just have to comment on things even though they know nothing of what their commenting on. If anyhting other MFG’s should produce more lenses for pentax, like Sigma for one.

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  10. hunzinator says:

    I have the k20d and it’s awesome

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  11. panchito6988 says:

    sastank obviously doesnt know much about pentax…pentax is a major in SLR cameras…Pentax has made millions of K mount lenses which is actually some of the best glass out there so why should they have to make lenses for canon and nikon? canon and nikon arent the only camera companies out there. They’re are just really good at marketing pretty much. im not rippin on canon or nikon they make great cameras and great lenses but people always rip on pentax as if they’re just wannabe slr manufacture

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  12. djpalme says:

    The pentax K-Mount is a common Lens Mount! This mount even allows to produce cheaper lenses as the AF Motor is built into the camera. This camera also supports the usage of old MF lenses.
    Lenses from these times won’t work on a Canona SLR!

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  13. general24 says:

    canon and nikon both have IS on lens, this does not fit well with Body IS used with Pentax, which i , more and more agree it’s the way to go. Really, 3 weeks ago, i had never heard of pentax…ever. I wasn’t into fotography, but then i have viewing and reviewing lots and lots of models…ultimately leading me to Canon 450D that rapidly lost my attention when i saw photo samples.Thank u Pentax.Really great K20D

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  14. sasktank says:

    the cameras look good but im not interested in buying new lenses–alot of photographers would try other dslr’s if they had a common mount—do it and youll sell more pentax

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  15. sasktank says:

    will it work with my canon ef mount lenses ?—-if pentax wants us to buy there dslr’s, itll need to fit canon and nikon lenses

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