Sep 13, 2005

Pentax *ist Ds review - Photographic Magazine

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.
Pentax *ist DS 6.1MP Digital Camera with Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Digital SLR Lens

Pentax *ist DS 6.1MP Digital Camera

Photographic magazine have posted a review- Pentax *ist DS; Affordable Digital SLR Outperforms Its Price and in it say-
"This little camera is well built, with a high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis and metal lens mount. When we reviewed the original Pentax *ist DS, my main complaint was its tiny size. I found it difficult to hold steady with a long lens attached, and some controls were hard to operate. This Pentax *ist DS is hard to hold steady with a long lens, but despite its even smaller size, the controls are sufficiently large and well located and it is easier to operate than the original. And the larger LCD monitor (with larger type on the menus) is a blessing. This is a terrific move-up camera for consumer digicam users, especially those who have a collection of SD memory cards."

Key Features
• Small & lightweight, with rugged stainless steel chassis.
• Noise reduction system for optimum results with long exposures.
• 1/4000 high-speed shutter with 1/180 flash sync.
• High-precision 2” color LCD monitor.
• Versatile white balance control.
• 18 custom functions.