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Pentax *istDS
4.7 out of 10

Pentax *istDS

The *ist DS is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR came Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

seller was great,,,excellent value and quick ship

charlieville2013, Ebay
7 November 2014
  • Summary: I am enjoying this 2006 model that had less than 400 on counter. Only negative about this camera is the flash eats up batteries. So this will be my "outdoors" camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

good starter for a student

sogfire, Ebay
27 April 2011
  • Summary: brought as gift for grandauther she sys its more than she could ask for..
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax *ist DS w/ included 18-55mm lens

zetectony, Ebay
15 November 2009
  • Summary: Pros ~small ~quality built/ very sturdy feel ~takes AA batteries (available anywhere and have long life) ~It's a Pentax (myriad of good/cheap lenses available) ~very simple controls- Everything important is there and it is easy to learn to use so you can focus on taking better pictures more than learning how use the camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Best Buy if you are moving from a film SLR

Honest Ed, Amazon
5 April 2007
  • Summary: My camera battery consists of a Pentax ZX-5 (film SLR), a Panasonic DMC-FZ4 (digital P&S0) and now the Pentax DS digital SLR. I got it because the handling was similar to what I was used to and, more important, all my SLR lenses fit the DS. So I now have a collection of four lenses (2 zoom, 2 prime) that fit both Pentaxes plus a digital-only zoom lens. The DS is noticeably larger and heavier than the ZX-5 but smaller and lighter than other digital SLRs that I tried.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

SLRPhotography, pentaxforums.com
7 February 2007
  • Excerpt: : Yes
  • Pros: small size, beautiful color, for the price now days, killer camera
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Digital SLR for Advance Amateurs

S. Lee, Amazon
26 August 2006
  • Summary: I am a long time Pentax user since the days of the Asahi body with screw mount lens and no light meter. I've been buying Pentax cameras almost every 10 years including Pentax-made HP point-and-shoot digital cameras . Been waiting a while for Pentax to come through with an affordable dSLR in my price range and with the right features. The time has finally come with the *istDS since Pentax is phasing them out and replacing it with *ist DS2 and *ist DL.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
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Ease of use 8
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Picture quality 10
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Durability 10
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Overall quality 8
8.0

A great camera with a lot to offer

davidm385, Ciao
26 September 2005
  • Excerpt: If you're like me then your first foray into digital photography was with a simple point and shoot camera, with minimal features and a slow shooting recycle time (i.e. the interesting stuff has gone or the moment is away by the time it's ready to shoot). But having seen the results from one summer holiday with 180 plus snaps, then I decided this year was the year to get serious about getting a decent Digital camera.
  • Pros: Lightweight and compact for an DSLR and uses any Pentax KAF lense
  • Cons: Uses Pentax own RAW format which needs extra Photoshop download
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
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Picture quality 10
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Durability 8
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Overall quality 10
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The little camera that could.

Geldoff, Ciao
13 August 2005
  • Excerpt: I've been an enthusiastic amateur snapper for more years than I care to admit to and mainly shooting medium format in the vain hope that one day I'll approach a calendar manufacturer who will instantly drop to his knees and beg me to accept obscene amounts of money for my landscapes. Dreams are still free aren't they?
  • Pros: Compact, lightweight feature - packed and great value for money .
  • Cons: Only 6 megapixels for mouthwatering landscapes
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Overall 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
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Battery performance 6
6.0

Digitale Spiegelreflexkamera für Einsteiger. Die Pentax *istDS

Indurion, Ciao
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Ich habe die Pentax *istDS nun schon seit 5 Jahren und bin immer noch sehr zufrieden mit ihr. Ich fotografiere sehr oft auch für Hochzeiten und Geburtstage und sie leistet mir nach wie vor gute Dienste. Das Handling ist ausgezeichnet, so kompakt wie die *istDS muss eine Digitale Spiegelreflex Kamera sein. Die Kamera liegt mir angenehm in der Hand, ist nicht übermäßig schwer, robust, rutscht nicht in der Hand und alle Knöpfe lassen sich gut erreichen.
  • Pros: einfache Bedienung, Kompakt, Preisleistungsverhältnis, Sehr wenig Rauschen
  • Cons: Heut zu Tage geringe Auflösung, zu geringe Blitzeistung bei schwachem Licht
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Overall 8
8.0

Absolut empfehlenswert für diesen Preis

03_bjk_03, eBay.de
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Primär ausschlaggebend für die Kaufentscheidung waren Vergleichsaufnahmen eines US-Fotomagazins. Die Bildqualität der 1000er erschien mir hier deutlich besser, dito das Rauschverhalten. Ein gutes Bild als Ergebnis ist mir persönlich wichtiger als eine pralle Ausstattungsliste. Die Erfahrungen der Käufer mit der Eos 1000 sind zudem durchweg positiver, Probleme (Stichwort "Frontfokus" bei Eos 450) sucht man vergebens.
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