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Pentax *istDL2
4.4 out of 10

Pentax *istDL2

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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Postumus, pentaxforums.com
9 December 2010
  • Excerpt: One of the original style Pentax DSLR's. Very good performer with the DA 18-55AL lens. Only 6.1 Mpixels. No shake reduction. Great with the older style manual lenses. Strange Japanese product name.
  • Pros: Simple but effective
  • Cons: No shake reduction , 6.1 Mpix
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

RonHendriks1966, pentaxforums.com
3 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I just this week bought the Samsung GX-1L wich is the clone of the Ist DL2. Great little camera. Just for snapshots for the moment. Never hada digital from those days, and it's very nice.
  • Pros: small and handy camera
  • Cons: not yet detected
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Arjay Bee, pentaxforums.com
6 May 2010
  • Excerpt: This camera was my first foray into DSLR and is now in use by my son. While it has Program mode and all the scene modes it also allows manual, TV and Av modes which is great for learning on. I used it hard for two years for all manner of image making situations before moving to the K20D.
  • Pros: size weight rendering of images
  • Cons: entry level functionality
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Al F, DP Review
19 March 2008
  • Excerpt: I've been a 35mm Pentax SLR guy for 30 years, so when I saw an *ist DL2 body for $250 I took the plunge. The build quality is excellent, and most of the controls are quite intuitive.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

cl.vanderneut, DP Review
6 March 2008
  • Excerpt: This camera is ok, for 299 euro you can't expect more. What i like of it is that it is a very light camera, because of this i use it anywhere. There is no reason to let it home. For 6 mp it gives good results. (If i use heavyier lenses i use K10D)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Galf, DP Review
6 February 2007
  • Excerpt: My first (own) DSLR and I’m very happy with it. Bought it with 18-55 & 50-200 kit lenses, 1GB SD-Card and bag. Besides the fantastic prize I liked the look, grip (got large hands an no problems with it) and the small weight of the Camera (only under 1,5 kg in the bag with both lenses) Compared it...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

R Williams, DP Review
14 December 2006
  • Excerpt: pentax istdl2.bought this as I have a number of m&ka Pentax lenses.I have used Pentax since 1962 without trouble.Comparing this dl2 agaiunst my son's CANON350 dI I find the Pentax more user friendlyand the kit lens is mch better than that of the Canon.Iam not biased against CANON as I use several of...
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Overall 8
8.0

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Keith Holyoake, DP Review
17 September 2006
  • Excerpt: My first DSLR and a good choice! Been used to 35mm SLR's previously and this helped ease of use on new camera. Previous digital was a Fujifilm S9500 digicam and the Pentax produces mush better images and is far easier to use.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Alexander Shap, DP Review
17 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Bought my Pentax ist DL2 two days ago from Jessops in London. By some reason its being discontinued. In the first branch of Jessops was only ex-display left. Before buying checked inside the body and found lots of dust! Jessops refused to give discount or guarantee easy return if any problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Steve Jacobs, DP Review
8 August 2006
  • Excerpt: This Pentax *ist DL quite a pleasurable experience. With this Pentax *ist DL only being out of the box for a week, it reminds me often why I have been Pentax customer for quite some time and will continue to be so.
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