The latest addition to the bustling entry-level market the Pentax K-m, but just what does it offer that the K200D doesn’t?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Pentax K-m

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:85%


  • Value, compact size, silver flash design, prompt AF, image detail, tone.


  • AEB/self-timer conflict, noisy AF with kit lens, underexposure


Pentax K-m Review


Price as reviewed:


Value for Money

Due to the similarities of the K-m and the K200D, it seems fair to draw a comparison between their prices. The K200D launched with a price tag of about £550 back in June 2008. At the time, the K200D was marketed as an ‘entry-level’ camera, but with a host of features from its more advanced K20D stablemate. However, the same camera has now appeared in the shape of the slightly smaller K-m, and this is offered for around £340 for the camera and kit lens.

When you consider the launch list price of each, you can only conclude that the K-m represents fantastic value, even at its RRP. It is not often that you can say that, these days, given that new cameras often start expensive before falling to a more realistic price within weeks of launch. The K-m has already dropped in price by a fair amount since it was launched, and if this continues to happen then it will represent even better value.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image Quality
  6. 6. Value for Money
  7. 7. Verdict
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