Pentax *istDL review with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 DA lens
1 December 2005
Excerpt: To compare real-life performance we shot the same scene with each camera within a few minutes of each other using their best quality JPEG settings. We set the bundled lenses to f8 using Aperture Priority mode. The crops are taken from the originals and presented here at 100%.
Pros: Large 2.5in screen with more detail than rivals, Smallest digital SLR at time of writing, Auto Pict gives beginners easier creative option, Compatible with almost any Pentax lens
Cons: Doesn't include rechargeable batteries, Default image settings look over-processed, Noise levels higher than rivals, Vignetting on kit lens worse than rivals