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Pentax Istd Slr Digital Camera

SKU: US 642738
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About this item

Housed in one of the world's smallest, lightest SLR camera bodies, the *ist D comes equipped with an array of advanced functions and user-friendly features, including an APS-sized CCD with impressive 6.1 effective megapixels, a responsive SAFOX VIII autofocus system with 11-point AF sensor, a sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering system, a bright viewfinder with a newly developed compact glass pentaprism, an innovative Hyper operating system and 22 user-adjustable custom functions. The *ist D is compatible with existing PENTAX 35mm-format interchangeable lenses and accessories.

The *ist D features a user-friendly direct-access operation system so users may adjust many digital camera functions, such as white balance control, with pushbutton ease to eliminate the trouble of recalling the menu settings each time the camera is used.

Offering a combination of high-resolution digital images with SLR photography, PENTAX suggests the *ist D will outperform competitive digital SLR camera models currently on the market. This high-performance PENTAX digital SLR camera will have tremendous appeal for a wide range of photographers, both compact digital and conventional 35mm SLR users, looking for superior image quality and SLR versatility and the convenience and benefits of the advanced digital format.

With a newly developed SAFOX VIII phase-matching autofocus system, the camera's 11-point AF sensor covers a wide area of both horizontal and vertical image fields with exceptional speed and precision even under poor lighting conditions.

Nine of the 11 AF sensors are a horizontally extended, cross-shaped type, improving focusing accuracy and aligned to effectively cover the middle section, while two additional sensors are positioned at each side of this section. In addition to the versatile Auto mode and the pinpoint SPOT mode, the *ist D offers the innovative SELECT mode, which allows the photographer to select one of the 11 AF sensor points using the four-way controller on the back panel. The user-selected sensor point is superimposed in the viewfinder with a red LED indicator.

The *ist D's sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering system solves even the most complicated lighting conditions efficiently and instantly to produce beautifully exposed images frame after frame. Spot and center-weighted metering modes are also available to accommodate specialized applications.

In the continuous AF mode, the *ist D is capable of successively recording up to nine images at the speed of 2.6 frames per second, making it possible to capture the flow of the subject's motion.

What's Included With This Item

  • Box

Key Features

  • Outstanding Image Reproduction with a 6.1 megapixel CCD
  • The World's Smallest, Lightest Body with a High-Rigidity Stainless-Steel Chassis
  • Compatibility with 35mm-format Lenses and Accessories
  • Bright, High-precision Viewfinder with Superimposed AF-point Display
  • High-precision 11-point Autofocus with SAFOX VIII
  • Interface: USB 1.1
  • Multi-mode Exposure system with flexible "Hyper" Operations
  • User-adjustable Custom-functions
  • Continuous Shooting at 2.6 frames per second
  • Outstanding Image Reproduction with a 6.1 megapixel CCD
  • Versatile Multi-source Power Supply (AA-sized batteries, Lithium Batteries and AC Adapter)
  • Storage Media Compatibility (Microdrive tm and Compactflash tm Type I and II)
  • High-precision 1.8-inch LCD Image Monitor and Multi-data status LCD Monitor
  • Choice of Recording Formats (JPEG, TIFF, and RAW) and image file sizes
  • Noise Reduction during Extended Exposure
  • Four Convenient playback functions.
  • Versatile white balance control Auto,Preset and Manual.
  • Standard software for RAW-format data and browser.
  • Creative shooting modes: auto bracketing and multiple exposure.
  • The World's Smallest, Lightest Body with a High-Rigidity Stainless-Steel Chassis
  • Preview position provides instant confirmation of the depth of field (in-focus area) for a selected aperture.
  • Multi-function TTL Auto flash built in.
  • Sophisticated 16-Segment Multi-Pattern Metering
  • Compatibility with 35mm-format Lenses and Accessories
  • Bright, High-precision Viewfinder with Superimposed AF-point Display
  • High-precision 11-point Autofocus with SAFOX VIII
  • Interface: USB 1.1
  • Multi-mode Exposure system with flexible "Hyper" Operations
  • User-adjustable Custom-functions
  • Continuous Shooting at 2.6 frames per second
  • 1/4000-second High-speed Shutter with 1/150-second Flash sync
  • Versatile Multi-source Power Supply (AA-sized batteries, Lithium Batteries and AC Adapter)
  • Storage Media Compatibility (Microdrive tm and Compactflash tm Type I and II)
  • High-precision 1.8-inch LCD Image Monitor and Multi-data status LCD Monitor
  • Choice of Recording Formats (JPEG, TIFF, and RAW) and image file sizes
  • Noise Reduction during Extended Exposure
  • Four Convenient playback functions.
  • Versatile white balance control Auto,Preset and Manual.
  • Standard software for RAW-format data and browser.
  • Creative shooting modes: auto bracketing and multiple exposure.
  • Remote shutter release.
  • Preview position provides instant confirmation of the depth of field (in-focus area) for a selected aperture.
  • Multi-function TTL Auto flash built in.
  • Sophisticated 16-Segment Multi-Pattern Metering

Technical Specs

Type Single-lens-reflex type digital still camera with TTL Auto Exposure, Auto Focus and Built-in TTL Auto Flash
Effective Pixels 6.1 megapixels
Sensor Interline interface CCD
Size: 23.5mm x 15.7mm (diagonal line: 28.40mm)
Total Pixels: 6.31 megapixels
Recorded Pixels Large: 3008 x 2008
Middle: 2400 x 1600
Small: 1536 x 1024
(Switchable to 1152 x 768 pixels, or 960 x 640 pixels by custom function)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 200 to ISO 1600 (3200 Available as custom function)
File Formats Exif 2.2, DCF, DPOF
Quality Levels Compressed; JPEG-baseline with compressibility rates of 1/3 , 1/6 and 1/12
Uncompressed; 8-bit TIFF-RGB Ver 6.0 and 12-bit RAW
Storage Media CompactFlash tm Cards (Type I,II) and MicroDrive tm
Color Composition JPEG; YCbCr (4:2:2)
TIFF: TIFF-RGB (4:4:4)
RAW: RAW data of CCD
Type Single-lens-reflex type digital still camera with TTL Auto Exposure, Auto Focus and Built-in TTL Auto Flash
LCD Monitor 1.8-inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with Backlight
LCD Function Single frame, zoom in/out, 9 image, slide show, image rotation, shooting data indication ( including date and histogram), quick-view
Delete Fiunction Single frame deletion, all frame deletion, card format, protect
Video Output NTSC / PAL switchable
Interfaces USB 1.1
Lens Mount Pentax KAF mount compatible with Pentax KAF2 and KA- mount Lenses. Power-zoom function not available
Exposure Modes Auto expsure with Hyper program, Programmed AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperature-priority AE, Metered Manual, and Bulb
Shutter Electronicallty controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter with electronic release,
Auto shutter speeds : 1/4000 sec to 30 sec.
Manual shutter speeds: 1/4000 sec to 30 sec. (0.5ev steps) and Bulb
Shutter lock at power-off position
Viewfinder Eye-level type fixed pentaprisim viewfinder with Natural-bright-matte focusing screen
Field of view: 95 %
Magnification: 0.95x (with 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity -1m-1)
Diopter Adjustment: -2.5m to +1.5m
Effective Pixels 6.1 megapixels
Exposure Meter TTL open-aperature 16 segement metering, spot metering and center-weighted metering selectabile. Metering range (at ISO 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens ): EV0 to EV21 (EV1 to EV21.5 with multi-segment metering)
Exposure Compensation +-3.0 EV (in 1/2 EV steps) +- 2.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Auto Bracketing 3 frames (proper/over/under) within range of +- 1.5 EV (1/2 EV steps) or +- 1.0 EV (1/3 EV steps) Simultaneous use with exp comp possible
AE Lock pushbutton type with appx 20-second timer, extendable with shutter button half-pressed
Drive Modes Single frame advance, continuous advance (2.6 frames per second) up to 6 frames (at noise reduction off)
Autofocus TTL phase-matching Autofocus System
Applicable illumination range EV0 to EV19 (at ISO 200) AF-single, AF-continuous,Manual-focus switchable. Focus Lock available. AF sensor point selectable. AF-auxiliary illumination by built-in flash available.
Built-in Flash Guide number: 15.6 (at ISO 200/m)
Guide number: 11 (at ISO 100/m)
Angle of view coverage: 18mm
Synch speed: 1/150sec
Flash-off, flash-on and red-eye reduction functions available
Synchronization Via Hot Shoe(with x contact for dedicated flash unit) Ded Flash units available
Sensitivity rang: ISO 200 to ISO 1600
Self-timer Electronic with 12 or 2 sec delay . Miror lock-up mechanism available. Mid operation cancellable
Sensor Interline interface CCD
Size: 23.5mm x 15.7mm (diagonal line: 28.40mm)
Total Pixels: 6.31 megapixels
Preview Elecronic, in all modes
Power Source 2 CR-V3 batteries or 4 AA size batteries (Lithium, NiMh , Alkaline) optional Ac available
Battery Life CR-V3:appx 1000 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
Lith batt: appx 900 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
NiMh batt: appx 450 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
Alkaline batt: appx 110 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
Dimensions 129.0mm x 94.5mm x 60mm ( 5.1 x 3.7 x2.4 inches )
Weight 550g / 19.4 oz. for body only ( without batteries and memory card )
Computer System Requirements PC; OS, Windows 98,98 Second Edition, 2000, ME, XP Home Edition/ Professional, CPU: Pentium or later reccomended
Memory 64mb or more,
Hard Disk Space 15mb or more
Standard equipped USB port

MAC Requirements: OS: MAC OS 8.6 or later (quick time 4.0 or later to view movies) CPU; Power PC 266MHz or higher,
Memory 8mb or more,
Hard Disk Space 6mb or more
Standard equipped USB port
Recorded Pixels Large: 3008 x 2008
Middle: 2400 x 1600
Small: 1536 x 1024
(Switchable to 1152 x 768 pixels, or 960 x 640 pixels by custom function)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 200 to ISO 1600 (3200 Available as custom function)
File Formats Exif 2.2, DCF, DPOF
Quality Levels Compressed; JPEG-baseline with compressibility rates of 1/3 , 1/6 and 1/12
Uncompressed; 8-bit TIFF-RGB Ver 6.0 and 12-bit RAW
Storage Media CompactFlash tm Cards (Type I,II) and MicroDrive tm
Color Composition JPEG; YCbCr (4:2:2)
TIFF: TIFF-RGB (4:4:4)
RAW: RAW data of CCD
White Balance Auto: TTL control using image sensor
Preset Daylight, Cloudiness, Shade, Tungsten light, and Flourescent light (W, N, D)
Manual: 3 Settings
LCD Monitor 1.8-inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with Backlight
LCD Function Single frame, zoom in/out, 9 image, slide show, image rotation, shooting data indication ( including date and histogram), quick-view
Delete Fiunction Single frame deletion, all frame deletion, card format, protect
Video Output NTSC / PAL switchable
Interfaces USB 1.1
Lens Mount Pentax KAF mount compatible with Pentax KAF2 and KA- mount Lenses. Power-zoom function not available
Exposure Modes Auto expsure with Hyper program, Programmed AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperature-priority AE, Metered Manual, and Bulb
Shutter Electronicallty controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter with electronic release,
Auto shutter speeds : 1/4000 sec to 30 sec.
Manual shutter speeds: 1/4000 sec to 30 sec. (0.5ev steps) and Bulb
Shutter lock at power-off position
Viewfinder Eye-level type fixed pentaprisim viewfinder with Natural-bright-matte focusing screen
Field of view: 95 %
Magnification: 0.95x (with 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity -1m-1)
Diopter Adjustment: -2.5m to +1.5m
External LCD Quality level, tv dial, av dial, shutter speed, aperature value
Exposure Meter TTL open-aperature 16 segement metering, spot metering and center-weighted metering selectabile. Metering range (at ISO 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens ): EV0 to EV21 (EV1 to EV21.5 with multi-segment metering)
Exposure Compensation +-3.0 EV (in 1/2 EV steps) +- 2.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Auto Bracketing 3 frames (proper/over/under) within range of +- 1.5 EV (1/2 EV steps) or +- 1.0 EV (1/3 EV steps) Simultaneous use with exp comp possible
AE Lock pushbutton type with appx 20-second timer, extendable with shutter button half-pressed
Drive Modes Single frame advance, continuous advance (2.6 frames per second) up to 6 frames (at noise reduction off)
Autofocus TTL phase-matching Autofocus System
Applicable illumination range EV0 to EV19 (at ISO 200) AF-single, AF-continuous,Manual-focus switchable. Focus Lock available. AF sensor point selectable. AF-auxiliary illumination by built-in flash available.
Built-in Flash Guide number: 15.6 (at ISO 200/m)
Guide number: 11 (at ISO 100/m)
Angle of view coverage: 18mm
Synch speed: 1/150sec
Flash-off, flash-on and red-eye reduction functions available
Synchronization Via Hot Shoe(with x contact for dedicated flash unit) Ded Flash units available
Sensitivity rang: ISO 200 to ISO 1600
Self-timer Electronic with 12 or 2 sec delay . Miror lock-up mechanism available. Mid operation cancellable
Remote Control Infrared wireless Remote Control with Optional Remote Controller
Effective Range 5m (16.6ft) Instant or 3 sec delay releae switchable
Preview Elecronic, in all modes
Power Source 2 CR-V3 batteries or 4 AA size batteries (Lithium, NiMh , Alkaline) optional Ac available
Battery Life CR-V3:appx 1000 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
Lith batt: appx 900 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
NiMh batt: appx 450 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
Alkaline batt: appx 110 frames at normal temp. and no flash used
Dimensions 129.0mm x 94.5mm x 60mm ( 5.1 x 3.7 x2.4 inches )
Weight 550g / 19.4 oz. for body only ( without batteries and memory card )
Computer System Requirements PC; OS, Windows 98,98 Second Edition, 2000, ME, XP Home Edition/ Professional, CPU: Pentium or later reccomended
Memory 64mb or more,
Hard Disk Space 15mb or more
Standard equipped USB port

MAC Requirements: OS: MAC OS 8.6 or later (quick time 4.0 or later to view movies) CPU; Power PC 266MHz or higher,
Memory 8mb or more,
Hard Disk Space 6mb or more
Standard equipped USB port
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