Pentax reveals DSLR double

So glad you could join us. Keep your hands inside the car, please. After the news from Fujifilm, Samsung, Sony and Canon we now come to two fine speci

So glad you could join us. Keep your hands inside the car, please. After the news from Fujifilm, Samsung, Sony and Canon we now come to two fine specimens of DSLR from Pentax. First up is its new entry-level contender, the K200D (pictured).

Ably picking up from the K100, Pentax have poured an increased 10.1mp sensor, CCD dust removal and anti-shake into the cocktail mixer of first-time DSLR dreams to pour out this beauty.

Admittedly it's no speed demon with a lowly 2.8fps burst speed, but it does borrow an up-top settings LCD and impressive all-weather body from Pentax's pro-line up, which should see it still able to snap when others are cowering indoors.

But for the more serious user, may we suggest the K20D, which now has a colossal 14.6mp and – for the first time on a Pentax – Live View, so you can line up shots with the LCD rather than peering through the viewfinder.

Like the K200D it luxuriates in an all-weather body with sturdy stainless steel chassis, and has dust removal and anti-shake, but still only manages a lowly 3fps burst speed.

Meanwhile, if you'd like to accompany us to the compacts section we can show you the new 12mp Optio S12 which gets face recognition and anti-shake, but only the poorer digital variety.

Moving on, there's the modestly priced M50 with a healthy 5x zoom and 8mp. And finally the value-bucket E50 – a plastic fantastic creation with 8mp and 3x zoom but a price-tag just a penny shy of £100.

Now if you'll hurry please, the coach will be leaving for Fujifilm City in ten minutes. 

Pentax K200D kit, K20D body, kit, Optio S12, M50, E50

Price: £580, £900, £1,000, £200, £150, £100

On sale: March (E50 February)

Contact: Pentax