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Pentax *istDL 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

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  • 6.1-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 14-by-19-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch LCD monitor
  • High-speed USB 2.0 data transfer
  • Compact high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis
  • Powered by 4 AA-size batteries (alkaline included, rechargeable NiMH recommended); store images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
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This item: Pentax *istDL 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Customer Rating (7) (121) (75) (156)
Price $ 599.00 $ 396.95 $ 639.95 $ 655.35
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Sensor Size Information not Provided APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
Max Resolution 6.1 16.3 16.3 16.3
Iso Range Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended) Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended)
Display Size 2.5 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 6 7 7
Wireless Communication Technology Information not Provided EyeFi None None
Image Stabilization Nonene Sensor-shift Sensor-shift Sensor-shift
Item Weight 1.25 pounds 1.43 pounds 1.68 pounds 1.63 pounds
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Product Description

Bigger only where it matters most, PENTAX delivers better digital for a third time in the PENTAX *ist DL digital SLR. Hosting an array of advanced, user-friendly features including an Auto Picture mode for automatic exposure selection, the *ist DL features a generous 2.5 inch color high definition LCD monitor that offers an entirely new playback dimension. Simple, accessible operation, from the multi-function four-way controller to the large, easy-to-use mode dial, all switches and dials are efficiently and functionally positioned. Compact design with high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis Body measures just 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 inches. Large 2.5 inch LCD monitor remains easy to view, even on sunny days. Power saving mode extends battery life. 6.1 megapixel CCD and sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering delivers outstanding image reproduction. Convenient SD media Card storage and High Speed USB 2.0 data transfer. Versatile multi-source power supply operates on AA batteries, 2CR-V3 lithium batteries, or optional AC adapter.

From the Manufacturer

Bigger only where it matters most, Pentax delivers better for a third time in the Pentax *ist DL digital SLR. Hosting an array of advanced, user-friendly features including an Auto Picture mode for automatic exposure selection, the *ist DL features a generous 2.5 inch color high definition LCD monitor that offers an entirely new playback dimension. Add to this a 6.1-megapixel CCD, convenient SD media card storage, high speed USB 2.0 data transfer, and a compact high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis, and what you have is a design offering simple, accessible operation to delight new and advanced users alike.

Features

  • Compact design with high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis Body measures just 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 inches.
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor remains easy to view, even on sunny days. Power saving mode extends battery life.
  • 6.1-megapixel CCD and sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering delivers outstanding image reproduction.
  • Convenient SD media card storage and High Speed USB 2.0 data transfer.
  • Versatile multi-source power supply operates on AA batteries, 2CR-V3 lithium batteries, or optional AC adapter.

What's in the Box
Pentax *ist DL body, smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens, video cable I-VC28 (39262), USB Cable I-USB17 (39233), strap O-ST10 (39190), 4 AA batteries, lithium battery CR2016, hotshoe cover FK (31040), lens cap F 52mm (31515), lens hood PH-RBA 52mm (38741), eyecup FL (30132), finder cap for ME (31011), body mount cover (31016), software (CD ROM) S-SW34, operating manual, serial number card, Service Network Directory


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 4.9 x 3.6 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0009WWUIY
  • Item model number: 18426
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,275 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Rik Woods on May 26, 2006
For the price this is a great entry level DSLR. I purchased it six months ago and have found it wonderful and easy to use. The pictures are crisp and sharp and the functions easy to learn. I use this camera body weekly and love that the lenses for my other Pentax SLR's work with the *ist DL
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Chigama on July 11, 2006
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I purchased this camera in June as a step up from my canon powershot A40. I had pentax lenses which helped make my decision. I was also reviewing the Canon Rebel line. I am happy with my choice. The range of options: all manual to programs and variations in between. I also wanted multiple shots per second and it's quite fast. Some of the controls are a bit awkward in some of the programs e.g. hold down button x while adjusting shutter or aperture with button y. But my hands are small so I'm adjusting to it. Overall, I'd buy it again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Hall on December 4, 2007
This body was my first foray into the DSLR world. In fact I had on held an SLR less than half a dozen times. I was using a Casio EX-Z50, and getting annoyed with the lack of aperture and shutter controls. So, on a non-art major, college student budget I looked for a camera I could learn and develop with.

I quickly found my way to DPReview where I spent many hours deciding what I needed and what I could afford. This camera fit the bill. I picked it up for 475 with the kit lens with one of the Pentax rebates + 50$ for a filter set, etc.

Build quality is great, at first I treated the camera very delicately, wrapping it in a T-shirt anytime I traveled. Now, I throw it in the back seat of my car, and dig it out when I get where I'm going without much worry of it being damaged. The camera is sturdy and of average weight to comparable bodies from Cannon and Nikon.

Controls are great, I love the Tv and Av modes. The buttons seem to be in good locations though I don't do much action photography nor do I often worry about how long shots take, so maybe for an advanced shooter there might be a lack of buttons.

Menus are easy with loads of options that will do most anything you ask of it.

Image quality is pretty good. Don't let the 6.1MP sensor bother you, its not about the MP at all it's about what that camera can do with the sensor. Noise is pretty good, but your going to want a fast lens for low light, or a standalone flash because the on-board is largely useless, as most are.

I just rolled over the counter 11k shots in 18 months and going strong.

As with any Pentax body, the use of K mount lenses is easy and awesome, though there are quirks with Av and Tv, depending on the exact lens.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 8, 2014
This is a entry level DSLR that still has life in it in 2014.

+ Offers Advanced features(EV 1/2 & 1/3, Multi-Segment metering, Continuous AF
Adobe RGB color space, RAW format, Bracketing +/-, focusing screen is changeable, and more)
+ Offers automatic modes, as well as full manual, aperture/shutter priority, and more
+ Lithium AA batteries makes the camera feel like it will never run out of juice
+ SDHC (up to 32gb) memory card support (with firmware update 1.02)
+ Light but still feels solid.
+ Can use older film & newer digital PK mount lens
+ Can use m42 lens (old) with adapter

- Lowest Iso is 200, no 100 option.
- Bracketing can only process 3 frames
- At times, slow picture processing can limit trying to take multiple fast movement shots
- Firmware update requires an older SD memory card, 8mb or larger non-SDHC

6.1 MP can take sharp, stunning pictures.
Two conditions that 6.1mp will limit you

* You have to zoom in / crop your photo
* You need to print larger then a movie poster.
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