Pentax K200D with Sony A550 Comparison

Pentax K200D and Sony A550 Main Features

  • September, 2008
  • December, 2009
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 14 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 95 x 74 mm, 690g.
  • 137 x 104 x 84 mm, 632g.
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Pentax K200D Scores


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

Sony A550 Scores


Imaging score
52
Features score
65
Value for money score
77
Portability score
74
Overall score
63

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 with Pentax K200D Overview


Let's compare Pentax K200D with Sony Alpha DSLR-A550. These models are included in the Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Pentax K200D was released in 2008, and Sony A550 in 2009. Alpha DSLR-A550 is newer, which is a plus. K200D 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of K200D is greater than that of Alpha DSLR-A550. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. 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.
At the second camera (Alpha DSLR-A550), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Sony A550, the maximum ISO is greater by 11200. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Sony A550 has a larger 3-inch Tilting 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 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K200D has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General K200D Alpha DSLR-A550
Brand Pentax Sony
Model K200D Alpha DSLR-A550
Announced September, 2008 December, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 150 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Tilting
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 96% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.57 0.53
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 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm² 365.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 4592 x 3056
Max Native ISO 1600 12800
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None None
Video Formats
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 480 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model 4 x AA NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 690 g 632 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 95 x 74 mm 137 x 104 x 84 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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