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Pentax *ist Ds digital camera
*ist Ds
at a glance
3008 x 2000
2.0" lcd viewer
4 AA batteries
Pentax *ist Ds review summary
camera date Nov 04  out of production
pixels / class 6.3M  SLR digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  10 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body excellent camera body rating  smallest /  lightest digital SLR
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography professional
Pentax *ist Ds specifications
lens / zoom  
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  multi-segment / center weighted / spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto | manual - 7 presets and custom
shutter  auto | manual / 30s - 1/4000s, B
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop up, hot-shoe / GN 11 (ISO100)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
image size  3008x2000 / 2400x1600 / 1536x1024
image format  raw, jpeg (exif2.2)
image compr.  good / better / best
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s / 12s
video options  no
audio options  no
connectivity  usb 2.0
storage  SD card
extra features  CCD sensor 23.5x15.7mm
miscellaneous  focal length factor 1.55
Pentax *ist Ds links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
23Jan05 Pentax *ist Ds review by DCViews
23Jan05 Pentax *ist Ds review by DCViews (nl)
23Jun05 Pentax *istDs review by PhotographyBLOG
20Apr05 Pentax *ist Ds review by TrustedReviews
02Feb05 Pentax *ist Ds review by
18Jan05 Pentax *ist Ds review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
01Apr05 Pentax *ist Ds review by DPReview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
12Sep05 Pentax *istDs review at PHOTOgraphic
12Mar05 Pentax *ist Ds review by Vuk Vuksanovic
18Jan05 Pentax *ist Ds review by Luminous-Landscape
News, guides, hints & tips
07Sep06 Pentax *ist Ds firmware update version 2.01
12Jan05 Pentax lenses compatible with the the *ist Ds
19Sep04 Pentax press summary
Forum discussions
Pentax UK User Forum Pentax Forum
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Pentax *ist Ds announcement clippings

The *ist DS is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR cameras available.  Measuring just 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 inches and weighing under 18 ounces, the *ist DS also delivers superior image quality in compact design.  Despite the size, the *ist DS offers 6.1 effective megapixels and PENTAX original image processing technology. The camera is designed to be compatible with most PENTAX interchangeable lenses to meet a wide range of applications and visual creativity.

The *ist DS hosts an array of advanced, user-friendly features including a high-magnification viewfinder, a 2.0 inch color LCD monitor, a generous LCD data panel, and an innovative Auto picture mode for automatic selection of the proper exposure program. Offering quick, effortless operation and easy portability, the *ist DS is the ideal digital SLR for all levels of photographers, including first-timer digital SLR users and families.

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