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Pentax *istDL
4.4 out of 10

Pentax *istDL

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax *istDL

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Overall 8
8.0

... is a bit slow and in low light totally bad and sometimes takes a very long time to try ...

mandc, Amazon
10 August 2015
  • Summary: Focus is a bit slow and in low light totally bad and sometimes takes a very long time to try to focus. I use manual focus in low light and let the camera set the exposure and it works well and fast at this setting. If the focus was better and faster I would recommend this camera to anyone.
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Overall 4
4.0

Opt for a better camera

Mark Becker, Amazon
18 February 2015
Overall 10
10

Still a great entry level DSLR in 2014

Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: 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...
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Overall 10
10

Still a great entry level DSLR in 2014

Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Racer X 69, pentaxforums.com
27 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I decided to make the change from film to digital around 2005. So after some research I settled on the *istDL. Because I already had a Ricoh XR2S and a number of Pentax and other brand K mount lenses, I chose to stick with Pentax, rather than move to one of the other DSLR brands and have to replace...
  • Pros: AA batteries and the ability to use the NiMh rechargeables. Lightweight. The Pentax K mount backwards compatability.
  • Cons: Within a short time after buying this camera, the K10D was released with better features and a higher resolution sensor.DSLR's lose their value too quickly.
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Overall 8
8.0

My favorite camera

Michael Blackstock "Michael772", Amazon
10 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought my istDL back in 2006 and have never looked back. This camera is a workhorse, and believe me I have put it through quite a bit of abuse. I noticed right away how nice the color saturation was. My first trip with the camera was leaf peeping in New Hampshire and the colors blew me away!
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Overall 10
10

Good Camera

T. Flores, Amazon
13 October 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this camera to replace one that quit working. I needed one in a hurry for a class. This was reasonably priced and the quality for a used camera good. I would purchase from this vendor again.
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Overall 10
10

Pentax rules

luvcamera, Amazon
1 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought this cam originally from Amazon when it first came out and am still using it today.... Thank you Pentax and Thank you Amazon for all the fun I am having with it M
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

reddmutt1898, pentaxforums.com
5 March 2011
  • Excerpt: A very good value for a camera of it's size. The attached image is one that I took at a play-off game this last football season.
  • Pros: A good light weight easy to use camera.
  • Cons: The 2gb limit on the sd card.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

pentaxforums.com
25 January 2011
  • Excerpt: My first DSLR...( replaced my Pz1p`s shutter problem on vacation)...great camera, decent jpegs,good colors,exposures were usually good too. Very user friendly,menu is easy to catch -on to, a bit slow with AF,also a little erratic showing battery strength(will display low reading but if you switched...
  • Pros: Light,great basic starter camera,uses AA batteries
  • Cons: Rather out-dated, 6mp,slow AF
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