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Pentax *ist DS specifications

Price (Body only)

US: $ 899
UK: £ 699

Body material Plastic coating, metal subframe
Sensor • 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Interline interlaced CCD
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter
• 6.31 million total pixels
• 6.1 million effective pixels
Image sizes

• 3008 x 2000 (Large)
• 2400 x 1600 (Middle)
• 1536 x 1024 (Small)

File formats • RAW (12-bit)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - 3 levels
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Lenses • Pentax KAF2, KAF, KA mount lenses
* Power zoom not available
* K mount lenses available with (function limited)
* S mount lenses available with adapter (function limited)
* 67/645 lenses available with adapter (function limited)
FOV crop 1.5x
Focusing • 11-area AF
• TTL Phase matching AF system
• Focus point selectable
• EV 0 to 19 (ISO 100) detection range
Focus modes • AF-Single
• AF-Continuous (Action mode)
• Manual focus
AF assist Yes, via flash
Shooting modes

• Auto picture mode
• Programmed AE Mode
• Shutter-Priority AE
• Aperture-Priority AE
• Metered Manual
• Bulb
• Picture modes

Picture modes • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Macro
• Action
• Night scene portrait
• Standard flash-off
Metering modes • 16-segment
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot
Metering range • EV 1 to 21.5 (at ISO 200 with 50 mm / F1.4 lens)
AE Lock • Button (20 sec timer)
• Half-press shutter release
AE Bracketing • 3 frames
• 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV steps
Exposure compen. • -2.0 to +4.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps
• -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Exposure steps • 0.5 EV
• 0.3 EV
Sensitivity

• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200

Shutter • Electronically controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed • 30 to 1/4000 sec
• Bulb
Flash X-sync 1/180 sec
Aperture values Depends on lens
DOF preview Yes, on power switch
White balance

• Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Shade
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent W
• Fluorescent N
• Fluorescent D
• Manual

Image parameters • Saturation (-2 to +2)
• Sharpness (-2 to +2)
• Contrast (-2 to +2)
Viewfinder

• Eye-level type fixed penta-prism finder
• Natural bright-matte focusing screen
• Magnification approx. x0.95
• 95% frame coverage
• Diotric adjustment (-2.5 to +1.5)
• Viewfinder info bar

Viewfinder info

• Built-in flash status
• Picture mode
• In-focus
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure compensation factor
• Manual WB
• Manual focus
• ISO sensitivity warning
• AE lock
• Focus point indication
• AF frame with superimposed dislpay
• Spot AF frame

LCD monitor • 2.0 " TFT LCD
• 210,000 pixels
Custom function • Default
• Custom (18 functions)
Record review • Off
• 1 sec
• 3 sec
• 5 sec
Flash • Built-in P-TTL pop-up flash
• Guide number 15.6 (ISO 200/m)
• Angle of coverage 28 mm (35 mm equiv.)
• Flash sync 1/180 sec
• Electronic pop-up
Flash modes • Auto
• Flash on
• Auto & Red-eye reduction
• Flash on & Red-eye reduction
External flash • Hot-shoe
• High speed sync
• Wireless sync
• P-TTL sync
Drive modes • Single shot
• Continuous (2.8 fps, up to 8 frames)
Self-timer • 12 sec
• 2 sec
Remote release • InfraRed remote
• Wired (optional)
• Instant or with 3 sec delay
Playback mode • One frame
• Zooming in/out (up to 12x)
• Nine-image
• Slideshow
• Image rotation
• Delete: One-frame-delete, All-frames-delete, Card-format, Protect
Menu languages • English
• French
• German
• Spanish
• Italian
• Russian
• Korean
• Chinese
• Japanese
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Video out
• DC-IN
• Remote terminal
Video out Selectable NTSC or PAL
Storage SD card
Power • 4 x AA batteries (NiMH rechargeable recommended)
or • 2 x CR-V3
• Optional AC adapter
Firmware User updatable
Dimensions 125 x 93 x 66 mm (4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 in)
Weight (no batt/lens) 505 g (1.1 lb)
Weight (no lens) 605 g (1.3 lb) (reduced by approx. 20 g if using CR-V3 batteries)
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