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 priority, and more + Lithium AA batteries makes the camera feel like it will never run out of juice + SDHC (up to 32gb) memory card support (with firmware update 1.02) + Light...
Excerpt: Feels just as small as my film versions. It took a little time to find my way around the menus, unlike other digital SLR's the menus are mind bending. The first 100 shots or so I noticed dust on the CCD which I had to clean. The book instructs you on how to do this thus saving time and money sending back to the manufacturer. All my existing lenses (as far back as the 60's screw fit via adapter) fit and work perfectly although in manual mode only.
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.
Summary: my husband already had this same camera, this one was for our daughter, so he could get his camera back!! she was very, very pleased to now have her own camera!! they will have to share the specialty lenses, however!!
Pentax *ist DL Kit with DA 18-55mm Lens 6.1 Megapixel
9 January 2011
Summary: This is a fantastic camera, in great shape and was also at a terrific price! We love how we can put other lenses we have on it, and it takes nice pictures. The camera is durable and easy to use. Lightweight, too!
Summary: Listing stated the camera took pictures, but had developed a purple hue. When I received the camera and tried to take pictures, I got a "purple hue" because the sensor did not register the picture. In other words, the camera did not take pictures. The Pentax repair facility has estimated it will cost $340 to repair the camera.
Summary: This is an excellent camera, no doubt about it. Don't fall for the "sales pitch" in the store with the megapixel hype. Unless you are printing posters, 6.1 MP is more than good enough for most people. I haven't met anyone able to distinguish between 6mp and 12mp when printed on a 8x10. There are bell & whistles, but frankly as long as you can adjust ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, and activate the Denoiser - what other options does a photographer really need ?