Pentax *ist DS review
This was my first DSLR, moving up from the Optio 555. I can say that it was a fantastic camera to learn on and decided about 1.5 years into ownership to upgrade to the K10D. It had all the features I could want as a beginner and the only reason I downgraded it in image quality is because it is not possible to get very sharpened JPGs from this camera. I started shooting in RAW and the difference was like night and day. Don't get me wrong, the JPGs are not even bad, they're just not on par with what other DSLRs do. Otherwise a great camera.