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