Pentax *iST-DL Super Compact Digital SLR Camera with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL AF Zoom Lens

Pentax

About Pentax

Affordable and simple-to-operate starter digital SLR
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 design offering simple, accessible operation to delight new and advanced users alike.

Pentax Features

  • Simple, accessible operation, from the multi-function four-way controller to thelarge, 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 4.9x 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.
  • Simple, accessible operation, from the multi-function four-way controller to thelarge, 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 4.9x 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.

Pentax Specifications

Camera Type:
Auto-exposure digital SLR still camera with TTL auto focus and built-in retractable P-TTL auto flash
Effective Pixels:
6.1 megapixels
Sensor:
Interline interlace CCD with primary color filter. Size: 23.5mm x 15.7mm Total pixels: 6.31 megapixels
Recorded Pixels:
JPEG: [6M]3008x2008 pixels, [4M]2400x1600 pixels, [1.5M]1536x1024 pixels RAW: 3008x2008 pixels
Sensitivity:
ISO Auto Manual (200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200)
File Formats:
Still: JPEG (Exif 2.21), RAW, DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), PRINT Image Matching III
Quality Levels:
Compressed: JPEG-baseline ***Best, **Better and *Good Non-compressed:RAW
Storage Media:
SD memory card
Color Composition:
Color Depth - 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW) x 3 colors
Lcd Monitor:
2.5 inch, low temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (low reflection) Approx. 210,000pixels
Lcd Function:
Image rotation, slide show, digital filter
Delete Function:
Single, all
Video Output:
Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats
Interfaces:
Type - USB 2.0 high speed; Video Output - Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats
Lens Mount:
PENTAX KAF mount compatible with PENTAX KAF2, KAF and KA mount lenses; Power Zoom Function - Not available;
K-mount Lenses - usable with restrictions;
S-mount Lenses - usable with adapter and restrictions;
67/645 Lenses - usable with adapter and restrictions
Exposure Modes:
Program AE, Auto Picture Mode, Picture Mode, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb;
Shutter:
Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter; Shutter Speed- 1/4000 - 30 seconds and Bulb
Viewfinder:
Penta mirror with Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen; Viewfinder Coverage -96%; Viewfinder Magnification - 0.85x (with 50mm f1.4 lens, -1-1); Diopter Adjustment - -2.5m-1 to +1.5m-1
External Lcd:
(1) Shutter speed; (2) Aperture value; (3) Flash Information (Auto, Flash-On, Flash-Off, Red-eye reduction); (4) Single frame advance/Continuouse advance; (5)Self-timer; (6) Remote control; (7) Metering Information; (8) Focus point indicator; (9) Auto bracketing; (10) AUTO/ manual white balance information; (11) Battery information; (12) Exposure compensation factor;(13) Exposure frame number
Exposure Meter:
TTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 16-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter; Metering Range EV1 - EV21.5 (At ISO 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens);
Exposure Compensation:
Exposure Compensation - +/-2 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
Auto Bracketing:
Auto Bracketing - 3 frames +/-1.5EV (1/2 steps) or +/-1EV (1/3 steps)
Ae Lock:
Push button type with approx. 20 sec. timer
Drive Modes:
Single-shot, Continuous (2.8 fps), Self-timer (12sec, 2sec), Auto bracketing, Remote Control (0 sec, 3 sec)
Autofocus:
TTL phase-matching 3-point autofocus system (SAFOX VIII); Autofocus Modes - AF-Single (with focus lock), AF-Continuous, Manual; Illumination Range - EV1 - EV19 (at ISO 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens)
Built In Flash Rtf:
Built-in series-control retractable P-TTL pop-up flash; Operation Modes - Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Flash-on + Red-eye reduction; Guide Number - 15.6 (at ISO 200/m); Angle of View Coverage - 28mm (equivalent to35mm); Flash Exposure Compensation - +1 to -2 (1/2 steps);
Synchronization:
Flash Synchronization - With RTF and via hot shoe; Synchronization Speed - 1/180sec.
Remote Control:
0 sec., 3 sec.
Preview:
0 sec., 3 sec.
Power Source:
Four AA (Lithium, Alkaline, and rechargeable NiMH) batteries, or two CR-V3 Lithium batteries (optional AC adapter also available)
Dimensions:
(W x H x D) - 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 inches (125 x 92.5 x 66mm)
Weight:
16.6 oz. (470g) without battery and SD memory card; 19.4 oz. (550g) loaded and ready
Computer System Reqs:
Mac Requirements - OS: Mac OS 9.0 or later, standard equipped USB port; PC Requirements - OS: Windows Me, 2000, XP Home edition / Professional, standard equipped USB port
Operating Temperatures:
32 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius)
Time:
Modes - dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd; World Time - Displays the time in 72 cities (28 time zones)
White Balance:
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light ((W,D,N), Flash, Manual
Viewfinder Indication:
(1) Flash information; (2) Picture mode (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait); (3) In-focus; (4) Shutter speed; (5) Aperture value; (6) Exposure compensation factor; (7) Manual white balance; (8) Manual focus; (9) Sensitivity warning;(10) Auto exposure lock signal; (11) AF.C (AF-continuous
Self Timer:
12 sec., 2 sec.
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