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Pentax *istDL

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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
1 February 2007
  • 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. Take the Pentax *ist DL for instance. It's a camera with certain unique features. The large monitor stands out the most of course. The largest one in its class.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax *ist DL

PC Magazine
17 January 2007
  • Conclusion: The Pentax *ist DL is a worthy follow-up to the capable *ist DS, but doesn't quite measure up to other low-cost consumer D-SLR offerings.
  • Pros: Incredibly portable and lightweight for a D-SLR. Provides lots of options and features. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: 1.5X magnification factor. Burst rate could be quicker. Menu structure could be better.
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Pentax *ist DL SLR

Steve's Digicams
8 March 2006
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The Pentax *ist DL and the *ist DS2 Continue on to Page Two *ist DL Specifications Type Interchangeable lens Single-Lens-Reflex type digital still camera with TTL auto exposure,autofocus and built-in TTL auto flash.
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Overall 7
7.2

Pentax *istDL review with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 DA lens

Camera Labs
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 equally unpronounceable name, the new DL simplifies some features to meet a lower price point.
  • 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
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Expert Review

Digicam Review
8 June 2007
  • 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. The camera offers adequate battery life, with very good controls and good build quality.\302\240 I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants great control without the hassle.
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
8 October 2006
  • Summary: A great budget SLR.
  • Pros: Great transition camera, nice images, robust functionality
  • Cons: Battery life is a bit of a problem, some minor layout irritations
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 10
10

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
10 May 2006
  • 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. Competitively priced and easy to use, it works well as a beginner’s camera, but professionals will find it limiting. Excelente!
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax ist*DL DSL digital camera review

Pocket Lint
10 December 2005
  • Pros: Size, weight, price, ease of use
  • Cons: Auto settings are atrocious giving poor results, inaccurate metering, power consumption, fiddly menu
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Overall 8
7.9
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
9.0

Pentax *ist DL Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • 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). Maar de Pentax *ist DL legt niet alleen zijn grotere broer het vuur na aan de schenen. Ook voor de Nikon D50 vormt de camera een serieuze concurrent.
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Pentax *istDS/*istDL

color foto
9 January 2008
  • Summary: Im Vergleich unter Schwestern spricht viel für die etwas günstigere Pentax *istDL. Allerdings hat die *istDS den aufwändigeren Pentaprismen-Sucher, den leistungsstärkeren Blitz und das bessere Autofokus-System mit 11 Messpunkten und der Möglichkeit, AF-Punkte beliebig anwählen zu können. Deshalb: 1,5 Punkte Vorsprung bei der Gesamtpunktzahl.
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