Pentax *ist DS

Announced Sep 13, 2004 •
6 megapixels | 2 screen | APS-C sensor
GWP
 
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Purchased my DS Feb 2005. It replaced a Pentax film camera. I can not fault the camera after an o/seas trip and every day use. Easy to use, compact and good image quality. Construction is strong and practical. Jpeg images very good. The lens choice is massive and a lot of fun. Problems: None.

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Joele
 
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Good image quality, solid build, nice and small.. Most importanty a fantastic lens selection, and of couorse with the best viewfinder anywhere near its price bracket... Problems: Slightly slow AF...

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daimesu
 
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Extremely good image quality in RAW mode, very easy to use yet offers a myriad of advanced features for those who want them. Old MF lenses from 25 years back and beyond can be used seamlessly, and Pentax glass, old and new, is among the best in the world. For shooters who like shooting with fast prime lenses and who crave manual control in an affordable reflex camera, it is difficult to beat this little gem of a camera. In the end though, it is the lens selection that matters most; ...

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amicah22
 
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I have had this camera since march and love it, I actually had a canon rebel ti and switched systems. The image quality is good (great in raw), build quality is better than anything in its price range (nikon d50 comes close though), reat viewfinder, easy to find cheap good lenses, and the small size makes it easy to carry around. I also love the dof preview. The pentax -samsung partnership will bring more k mount lenses in the future. Problems: I wish it had more anolg controls and that ...

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Don Pell
 
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I've owned this camera for approximately one year now and love it, no complaints at all. Much prefer it to the canon digital rebel that I had previously. Excellent camera for the price Problems: Nothing ...very happy

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pentaxosu
 
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It's an excellent camera. I love it.

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jh50sunny
 
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excellent Problems: none so far with my 2 bodies

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Chip51
 
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After 12 months good use, is the verdict: a very well thought out camera. Images needs some processing afterwards, as all the competition... Problems: Not a single glitch...

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Katsura
 
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My first DSLR and I'm more than happy to have the Pentax as a tool when I'm on a shoot, knowing it will always deliver the result I want. Problems: Small issue with sqeaky build in flash mechnism.

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wll
 
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I bought my Ds early 2005 and in Oct bought another one. I have many M, A, F and K lenses, plus 4 Digital Tamrons, and Pentax's 16-45mm, 12-24mm, 14mm, 77 Limited, and will get the 31mm limited and the 10-17 when it comes next year. The quality of this little camera's images are better than my old Canon F1n's, and I had three of those and 12 of there FD lenses. The Ds's viewfinder is large and very easy to use, the camera is small yet very comfortable in my hands, it uses AA batteries, it ...

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