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David Busch’s Pentax™ K200D: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by Matthew Bamberg, David D. Busch

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Chapter 9. Pentax K200D: Troubleshooting and Prevention

One of the nice things about modern electronic cameras like the Pentax K200D is that they have fewer mechanical moving parts to fail, so they are less likely to “wear out.” No film transport mechanism, no wind lever or motor drive, no complicated mechanical linkages from camera to lens to physically stop down the lens aperture. Instead, tiny, reliable motors are built into each lens (and you lose the use of only that lens should something fail), and one of the few major moving parts in the camera itself is a lightweight mirror (its small size compared to the mirrors found in film cameras is one of the advantages of the K200D’s 1.5X crop factor) that flips up and down with each shot.

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