Pentax *ist DL2 review

Started Sep 17, 2006 | User reviews thread
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Keith Holyoake Junior Member • Posts: 27
Pentax *ist DL2 review

My first DSLR and a good choice! Been used to 35mm SLR's previously and this helped ease of use on new camera. Previous digital was a Fujifilm S9500 digicam and the Pentax produces mush better images and is far easier to use. Also the camera with both "kit" lenses is light and compact enough to carry all day.
Considered the newer K100D but price was a big influence (bought my *ist DL2 for only £350 in UK) - doesn't have Shake Reduction but I've got a good tripod!
Would recomend to anyone considering a DSLR - you won't be disappointed.

Problems:

Possibility of dust on sensor but don't get too paranoid - easy to remove by Rocket Blower.

Dust / hairs can find their way into viewfinder but easily removed (problem with most old M/F SLR's anyway)

No problem too big to have put me off buying - I'd still buy again without hesitation.

Pentax *ist DL2
6 megapixels • 2.5 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Jan 27, 2006
Keith Holyoake's score
4.4
Average community score
4.6
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