Pentax UK has announced pricing for the *ist D digital SLR and Kits. The *ist D camera body is is priced at £1,400 (inc VAT), the *ist D with the SMC 18 - 35 mm F4.0 - F5.6 lens £1,529.99 (other lens kits will also be available). This places the *ist D along side the Olympus E-1 at the £1,400 point, we will have to hope that these prices will drop slightly to bring the *ist D more in line with the price of the EOS-10D (around £1,250 inc VAT). Of course it will be interesting to see what effect the arrival of the EOS-300D in shops will have on all of these recently announced digital SLR's.

Pentax UK *ist D pricing

  • Pentax *ist D camera body £1400 including VAT
  • Pentax *ist D camera body with smc 18-35mm f/4-5.6 FA AL J lens £1529.99
    [27-53mm equivalent]
  • Pentax *ist D camera body with smc 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 FA AL J lens £1499.99
    [42-120mm equivalent]
  • Pentax *ist D camera body with smc 20-35mm f/4 FA AL lens £1899.99
    [30-53mm equivalent]
  • Pentax *ist D camera body with smc 24-90mm f/3.5-4.5 FA AL lens £1799.99
    [36-135mm equivalent]

The camera should be available in shops in the UK mid September.