Camo Green Pentax K2000 Makes Your DSLR Look Downright CivilianS

Remind me again why DSLRs are almost always black or silver? Pentax, whose cookies 'n' cream white K2000 dazzled in December, doesn't seem to know either, and now they're releasing a limited-edition green version.

The assumption that DSLR buyers won't want multiple colors for their hardware is a flawed one, as wider demographics are wooed by cheaper hardware like the K2000, the Nikon D40, the Sony A200, et al. Plenty of people are using DSLRs like—and in lieu of—point-and-shoots, so companies should really start playing to that in their products, most obviously with new colors.

This model is functionally identical to the $800 K-m (or K2000), and will only see a limited run. It's only on sale in Japan for now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it make its way over here before too long. [Akihabara]