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Pentax *istDS
4.1 out of 10

Pentax *istDS

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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax *ist DS

PC Magazine
4 May 2005
  • Conclusion: The Pentax *ist DS is one of the smallest, lightest, and easiest to operate D-SLRs on the market—at a very affordable price.
  • Pros: Well constructed. Easy to operate. Works with all Pentax film lenses. Mirror lockup for CCD cleaning. Uses standard double-A batteries.
  • Cons: Limited feature set. Relatively slow recycle time. Some functions require too many button pushes.
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DP Review
31 March 2005
  • Conclusion: The *ist DS is one of those cameras which grows on you, it's certainly compact and well put together but when you first pick it up you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a bit basic.
  • Pros: Responsive in use, good buffering feels faster than other 'budget D-SLR' models, Compact and lightweight, yet still has good ergonomics, Good auto focus, relatively quick, accurate, Large viewfinder view provides an 'eye full' of the scene (x0.95 magnification), Excellent resolution as long as yo...
  • Cons: Average resolution in JPEG mode, images can look over-processed, better to use RAW, Over-saturated default color setting, can lead to channel clipping, Natural Image tone setting should have had at least some sharpening included, Edge demosaic artifacts on RAW images converted through Photo Labor...
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Steve's Digicams
29 November 2004
  • Summary: PENTAX has downsized digital SLR photography again with the *ist DS digital SLR. Even smaller than last year's , the *ist DS is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR cameras available.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 5
5.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
29 March 2006
  • Summary: The *ist DS is backwards-compatible with several generations of Pentax optics so it will be welcomed by legions of Pentax film SLR owners. For the rest of us, it is also small, easy to use and well made, making it something of a bargain.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Pentax *ist DS - Digital SLR

Trusted Reviews
28 September 2005
  • Summary: The budget end of the digital SLR market is hotting up and Pentax is right in the thick of it with a strong contender - the *ist DS.
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[ REVIEW — Pentax *istDS ]

DPexpert
29 April 2005
  • Excerpt: : Camera $1330 Lens $640 : 4.5 stars : The Pentax *istDS is, in theory, a cut down version of the *istD. In fact it is hard to see any omissions from the specifications of the new camera compared with the more expensive D.
  • Pros: One difference between the *istDS and its more expensive sibling is in image quality. Images are sharper from the new camera. Perhaps the softness inherent in the *istD images was a focussing problem that has been overcome. Whatever the reason the new camera produces pin-sharp photos straight fro...
  • Cons: One difference between the *istDS and its more expensive sibling is in image quality. Images are sharper from the new camera. Perhaps the softness inherent in the *istD images was a focussing problem that has been overcome. Whatever the reason the new camera produces pin-sharp photos straight fro...
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Overall 7
7.2
Picture quality 7
7.0
Ergonomics 6
6.3

Test: Pentax *ist Ds

CHIP Online
19 November 2006
  • Conclusion: Wenn man sich nicht an der relativ niedrigen Auflösung stört, erhält man mit der Pentax *ist Ds für 590 Euro (ohne Objektiv, Stand März 2006) eine gut ausgestattete, schnelle und ausdauernde Digital-SLR, die besonders rauschfreie Bilder schießt.
  • Pros: Gute Farbwiedergabe, Sehr wenig Rauschen, Starker Akku
  • Cons: Geringe Auflösung
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Kipróbáltuk: Pentax *ist DS

Pixinfo
5 November 2006
  • Summary: Tavaly szeptemberben a Canon és a Nikon után a Pentax is bejelentette belépő szintű (vagyis elérhető árú) digitális tükörreflexes vázát. A *ist D alapjaira épülő *ist DS természetesen kisebb tudású, mint a középkategóriába sorolható *ist D, de ez magától értetődő, hiszen más gyártók belépő szintű...
  • Pros: Kategóriájában átlag feletti méretű kereső, Kategóriájában nem megszokott módon pentaprizmás megoldás, Olcsó NiMH akkuk alkalmazása, Jó sebességű sorozat, Felvétel prioritásos vezérlés, Hatékony és nagy frekvenciájú stroboszkópikus vaku AF segédfény, Vakupapucs, Vaku teljesítmény kompenzáció, Tük...
  • Cons: Nincs háttérvilágítása a felső státusz LCD-nek, Nagy RAW fájlok, Nem állítható be pontosan a színhőmérséklet (Kelvinben), Nem támogat CompactFlash és MicroDrive memóriákat, A sorozat nem túl hosszú, Átlag feletti képzaj, Jelentős hotpixelesedés hosszú (több perc) záridőknél, Kevés fénynél lassú A...
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Test Pentax *ist DS

CyberBloc
9 August 2006
  • Conclusion: Die Pentax *ist DS eignet sich gerade bei diesem Kampfpreis gut für Einsteiger, die in die digitale Spiegelreflexfotogafie einsteigen wollen. Insbesonders wenn man noch alte Pentaxobjektive im Schrank hat, sollte man zugreifen wenn sich mit den Schwächen leben lässt.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax *ist DS

Absolut Photo
1 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Pentax met à jour son premier reflex numérique (*ist D sorti fin 2003) et place son boitier nommé *ist DS en concurrence direct avec le 300D de Canon et le D70 de Nikon. Son boitier est un des plus légers et des plus compacts du marché des reflex.
  • Pros: La compatibilité avec les anciens objectifs de la marque, Qualité d'image excellente, Très compact
  • Cons: Ergonomie des menus
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