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.
Pros: I could switch from my SFXn to an ist-DS quite quickly. My trusted Pentax and Pentax-compatible gear, which I have used for more than ten years, work fine with the DS. As a long time Pentax SLR user, I felt comfortable with the handling of the DS. Some