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Pentax *ist-D

Pentax's first d-SLR is a winner, with good color, low noise, and excellent "hand feel," all in a compact body.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 03/30/2004

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Pentax *ist D


Model Name:

Pentax *ist D 
Model Number: *ist D 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-05
Date Available: 2003-10-15
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional wireless remote 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 19.4 oz (550 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.
(129 x 95 x 60 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3008x2008, 2400x1600, 1536x1024, 1152x768, 960x640
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.10
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.52
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 5
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL phase-matching: 11 points with 9 cross-type 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description: Varies with lens used 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Varies with lens used 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Fixed eye-level pentaprism 
Optical VF Accuracy: 95%
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution:  
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO Rating Max: 3200
Number of White Balance Settings: 9
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, 3 Manual settings 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 3.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 16-segment multi, center-weighted, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 12
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 3
Flash Modes: On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 11
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description:  
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe (with X-contact for dedicated flash unit) 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: TIFF, RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: None 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 9
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.600
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA or 2 x CR-V3 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, Lithium or NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: CR-V3 disposable (type unknown)
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Resolutions of 1536 x 1024, 1152 x 768 and 960 x 640 pixels are all accessible via the camera's "Small" setting, and must be selected via a custom function. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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