Making the switch from point-and-shoot to DSLR? The 10.2-meg K2000 comes with a 27.585mm (35mm-equivalent) zoom lens and a flash for the price of some digicams. Plus, at 20.8 ounces with batteries, it's one of the lightest and smallest DSLRs on the market. Beginner-friendly features include built-in image stabilization that works with any Pentax lens, a point-and-shoot mode that automatically assesses the subject and chooses the best exposure and scene mode, and a help button that pulls up shooting tips and technical information. One tester compared it with having the camera manual in your pocket at all times. 10.2MP; pentaximaging.com
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