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Spec: Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display -...”

Written on: 20/09/2004 by Anonymous (1 review written)

Spec: Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color
Good: Most compact digital SLR available; outstanding optical and LCD viewing; easy operation; solid performance.
Bad: No raw-plus-JPEG or TIFF mode; kit lens is a slow f/5.6 at longest focal length.
Bottomline: A compact design, flexible power sources, and a strong feature set make this a digital SLR for the on-the-move photo enthusiast.
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☆☆☆☆☆

“Weighing in at 605g (21.3oz.) with the kit lens, the...”

Written on: 01/02/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

Weighing in at 605g (21.3oz.) with the kit lens, the *ist DS is the lightest DSLR currently on the market and still offers compatibility with a wide selection of lenses, and the comfortable ergonomic design of an SLR body… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Has Pentax bleeped out part of the *istDSs name...”

Written on: 15/04/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

Has Pentax bleeped out part of the *istDSs name because it sounds like a swearword (pianist, cunning linguist)? Who knows, but it sure makes it difficult to ask for in a shop. Get past that barrier and youll find a great-value camera. Like the two… Read Full Review

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“The Pentax *istDS is, in theory, a cut down version of...”

Written on: 29/04/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

The Pentax *istDS is, in theory, a cut down version of the *istD. In fact it is hard to see any omissions from the specifications of the new camera compared with the more expensive D. Pentax has stuck with a small form and volume camera that sits well… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“A compact design, flexible power sources and a strong...”

Written on: 05/05/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

A compact design, flexible power sources and a strong feature set make this a digital SLR for the on-the-move photo enthusiast… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“A compact design, flexible power sources, and a strong...”

Written on: 24/05/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

A compact design, flexible power sources, and a strong feature set make this a digital SLR for the on-the-move photo enthusiast… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The Pentax *ist DS has three outstanding...”

Written on: 31/12/2006 by Anonymous (1 review written)

The Pentax *ist DS has three outstanding characteristics, its great ergonomics, its large viewfinder and its use of AA batteries. For a photographer, these are very important reasons to buy the Pentax *ist DS. This camera helps the photographic proces… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Pentax *ist DS is one of the smallest, lightest,...”

Written on: 04/05/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

The Pentax *ist DS is one of the smallest, lightest, and easiest to operate D-SLRs on the market?at a very affordable pr Specs: Megapixels: 6.1, Media Format: Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution: 3008 x 2008 pixels, Type: D-SLR… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“A compact design, flexible power sources, and a strong...”

Written on: 24/05/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

A compact design, flexible power sources, and a strong feature set make this a digital SLR for the on-the-move photo enthusiast… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Has Pentax bleeped out part of the *istDSs name...”

Written on: 15/04/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

Has Pentax bleeped out part of the *istDSs name because it sounds like a swearword (pianist, cunning linguist)? Who knows, but it sure makes it difficult to ask for in a shop. Get past that barrier and youll find a great-value camera. Like the two… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“A compact design, flexible power sources and a strong...”

Written on: 05/05/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

A compact design, flexible power sources and a strong feature set make this a digital SLR for the on-the-move photo enthusiast… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

“The Pentax *istDS is, in theory, a cut down version of...”

Written on: 29/04/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

The Pentax *istDS is, in theory, a cut down version of the *istD. In fact it is hard to see any omissions from the specifications of the new camera compared with the more expensive D. Pentax has stuck with a small form and volume camera that sits well… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Pentaxs oddly named *ist DS has a 6.1 megapixel CCD...”

Written on: 01/06/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

Pentaxs oddly named *ist DS has a 6.1 megapixel CCD sensor that delivers images with 3008 x 2008 pixel resolution and sufficient detail to make good-looking A3 colour inkjet prints. Like most other digital SLRs, the CCD sensor is physically larger tha… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

Spec: Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display -...”

Written on: 20/09/2004 by Anonymous (1 review written)

Spec: Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color
Good: Most compact digital SLR available; outstanding optical and LCD viewing; easy operation; solid performance.
Bad: No raw-plus-JPEG or TIFF mode; kit lens is a slow f/5.6 at longest focal length.
Bottomline: A compact design, flexible power sources, and a strong feature set make this a digital SLR for the on-the-move photo enthusiast.
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☆☆☆☆☆

“PENTAX has downsized digital SLR photography again...”

Written on: 29/11/2004 by Anonymous (1 review written)

PENTAX has downsized digital SLR photography again with the *ist DS digital SLR. Even smaller than last years *ist D SLR, the *ist DS is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR cameras available. Measuring just 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 inches and weighing… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Pentax *ist DS is an entry-level 6 megapixel...”

Written on: 01/01/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

The Pentax *ist DS is an entry-level 6 megapixel digital SLR that is also one of the smallest and lightest DSLRs currently available. Highlights of the Pentax *ist DS include a large 2 inch LCD screen, 11 point auto-focus system, interchangeability w… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“and avid photographer The prosumer world of digital...”

Written on: 01/02/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

and avid photographer The prosumer world of digital cameras was irrevocably changed in August of 2003 when Canon announced the Digital Rebel SLR for approximately $1,100 with lens. The Rebel was the first "consumer" digital SLR to hit the prosumer swe… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

“Weighing in at 605g (21.3oz.) with the kit lens, the...”

Written on: 01/02/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

Weighing in at 605g (21.3oz.) with the kit lens, the *ist DS is the lightest DSLR currently on the market and still offers compatibility with a wide selection of lenses, and the comfortable ergonomic design of an SLR body… Read Full Review

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“The Pentax *ist DS digital SLR was announced on 13th...”

Written on: 31/03/2005 by Anonymous (1 review written)

The Pentax *ist DS digital SLR was announced on 13th September 2004 in the run-up to Photokina 2004. The *ist DS is Pentaxs second digital SLR and is aimed at a lower price point than the original *ist D. At the time of writing this review the street… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Pentax first announced development of a digital SLR...”

Written on: 19/04/2005 by Cliff Smith (1 review written)

Pentax first announced development of a digital SLR back in September 2000, and even demonstrated a prototype of the camera at the PMA show in February 2001. It was to have been a six megapixel machine with a CCD sensor the same size as a frame of 35mm fi… Read Full Review

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