Pentax K200D with Canon 550D Comparison

Pentax K200D and Canon 550D Main Features

  • September, 2008
  • April, 2010
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 95 x 74 mm, 690g.
  • 129 x 98 x 62 mm, 530g.
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Pentax K200D Scores


Imaging score
49
Features score
44
Value for money score
66
Portability score
76
Overall score
51

Canon 550D Scores


Imaging score
53
Features score
61
Value for money score
77
Portability score
81
Overall score
63

Canon EOS 550D with Pentax K200D Overview


Let's compare Pentax K200D with Canon EOS 550D. These models are included in the Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Pentax K200D was released in 2008, and Canon 550D in 2010. EOS 550D is newer, which is a plus. K200D 2 years older.
The sensor resolution of EOS 550D is greater than that of K200D. The difference of 8 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . K200D has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), EOS 550D doesn’t, it is a big minus. Canon 550D has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Pentax K200D has 4.0 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K200D has 4.0 fps continuous shooting.

General K200D EOS 550D
Brand Pentax Canon
Model K200D EOS 550D
Announced September, 2008 April, 2010
Body Type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.6
Number of Lenses 150 321
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 96% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.57 0.55
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm² 332.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 5184 x 3456
Max Native ISO 1600 6400
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 470 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model 4 x AA LP-E8
Physical
Weight 690 g 530 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 95 x 74 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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