Initial "Gallery" images posted for Pentax *ist-D!|
(Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - 01:00 EDT)
The D-SLR race is surely heating up, and the latest player is Pentax, who've just begun shipping their "*ist-D" 6 megapixel SLR first announced earlier this year.
I've only had the *ist for a few days, but have posted a few "gallery" shots from it, captured by resident pro Gibbs Frazeur, as well as some high-ISO samples from Canadian author/"friend of the family" Peter Burian. (Thanks, Peter!) Given the current backlog of cameras to review here, it's going to be a few weeks before I can get a full review of the *ist up, but I wanted to share some photos from it now, so readers can get an idea of what its pictures look like.
It's an appealing camera to shoot with, and it's probably the smallest of the D-SLRs on the market, really surprisingly small and light in the hand. Stay tuned for the full review in a few weeks, but for now, check out the *ist-D Gallery! (Note that I'm going to try to get some additional shots up sooner rather than later for it though, to look at image noise vs ISO and try to draw a bead on its resolution and sharpness - Stay tuned...)