Excerpt: As of February 1, 2006, Pentax has reduced the price of its entry level DSLR kit by $200. The 6.1MP *ist DL with an 18-55mm DA lens will now cost $599.95 instead of $799.95. The body-only price for the *ist DL has dropped to $549.95. Prices of all other Pentax DSLRs and kits, remain the same.
Conclusion: Pentax *ist DL SLR - Unique features Pentax is joining in with the digital reflex cameras for some time now, relatively quietly. The brand is aiming at the lower segment and Pentax is very strong here. Before it was with the analogue cameras, and now the same thing happens with the digital cameras.
Pentax *istDL review with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 DA lens
1 December 2005
Excerpt: The *istDL is Pentax's latest budget digital SLR. Launched in June 2005, it comes less than a year after the earlier *istDS and while both models have much in common, including 6 megapixel resolution, seriously compact dimensions, the ability to use almost any Pentax lens and, it must be said, an...
Pros: Large 2.5in screen with more detail than rivals, Smallest digital SLR at time of writing, Auto Pict gives beginners easier creative option, Compatible with almost any Pentax lens
Cons: Doesn't include rechargeable batteries, Default image settings look over-processed, Noise levels higher than rivals, Vignetting on kit lens worse than rivals
Summary: --- :"\302\240The Pentax *ist DL Digital SLR is a great digital camera.\302\240 It feels very comfortable in hand, and produces very natural pictures with little noise and rich pleasing colours. This camera is very easy to use (in auto mode), and would definitely suit a beginner.
Pros: Very easy to use, High ISO settings, Sturdy, compact body, Good exposure options, Great image quality - difficult to detect any artefacts, Good colour, Good handling - comfortable hand grip, Very good value for money
Summary: The Pentax *IST DL feels nice and solid, thanks to its strong, stainless steel chassis. Slight over-processing on the JPEG images produces less than perfect results, but RAW mode shows the camera at its best.
Conclusion: Al met al is de Pentax *ist DL uitstekend bevallen. Het verschil met de *ist DS is minimaal. Het is een keuze tussen iets meer opties, een echte prisma, een iets betere autofocus (*ist DS) en een grotere monitor en een lagere prijs (*ist DL).
Conclusion: Genel olarak bakıldığında Pentax *ist DL dijital fotoğraf makinesi mükemmel sonuçlar veriyor. *ist DS modeli ile aralarındaki fark çok az. Biraz daha fazla seçenek, biraz daha iyi bir otomatik odaklama.
Summary: Otra vez más la marca nipona Pentax rivaliza por hacerse con parte del mercado de las reflex digitales con Nikon y Canon, marcas dominadoras del segmento. Con los objetivos muy bien definidos la apuesta se va haciendo realidad con la nueva Pentax ist DL.