Pentax *ist DS Review
Pentax *ist DS specifications
|Price (Body only)||
US: $ 899
|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
3008 x 2000 (Large)
|File formats|| RAW (12-bit)
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - 3 levels
|Color space|| sRGB
|Lenses|| Pentax KAF2, KAF, KA mount
* 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)
|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)
|AF assist||Yes, via flash|
Auto picture mode
|Picture modes|| Standard
Night scene portrait
|Metering modes|| 16-segment
|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
-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
|Exposure steps|| 0.5 EV
|Shutter|| Electronically controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter Speed|| 30 to 1/4000 sec
|Flash X-sync||1/180 sec|
|Aperture values||Depends on lens|
|DOF preview||Yes, on power switch|
|Image parameters|| Saturation (-2 to +2)
Sharpness (-2 to +2)
Contrast (-2 to +2)
Eye-level type fixed penta-prism finder
Built-in flash status
|LCD monitor|| 2.0 " TFT LCD
|Custom function|| Default
Custom (18 functions)
|Record review|| Off
|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
|Flash modes|| Auto
Auto & Red-eye reduction
Flash on & Red-eye reduction
|External flash|| Hot-shoe
High speed sync
|Drive modes|| Single shot
Continuous (2.8 fps, up to 8 frames)
|Self-timer|| 12 sec
|Remote release|| InfraRed remote
Instant or with 3 sec delay
|Playback mode|| One frame
Zooming in/out (up to 12x)
Delete: One-frame-delete, All-frames-delete, Card-format, Protect
|Menu languages|| English
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Video out||Selectable NTSC or PAL|
|Power|| 4 x AA batteries (NiMH rechargeable
or 2 x CR-V3
Optional AC adapter
|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)|
|Douaumont Ossuary by Eric 54-BNF|
from Armistice Day
|Silhouette at sunset by Jill Hancock|
from Portrait Lens (around 80mm or equivalent - please check the full rules)
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