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*ist DS

General Description

The *ist DS was the second digital Pentax K-mount camera on the market. Targeted at amateurs, it was the first one to use SD cards as storage media, and to offer "picture" exposure modes. Most other features were inherited from the more professional *ist D. Thanks to this and to its moderate price, the *ist DS became quite popular

Product Variations
Exact Name*ist DS*ist DS
Colorblacksilver-black
Years of Production2004 ~ 20062005 ~ 2006
Availabilityabout once a week, usedabout once a month, used
Catalog Number1899619006
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

General
Lens Mount"crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitationsdigital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity)SAFOX VIII, 11 sensors (0 ~ 19 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable ReleaseCS-205
Infra-Red Releaseremote control F
Custom Functions18
Additional FeaturesDOF preview
Width x Height x Depth125 x 92.5 x 66 mm
Weight505 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count6.1 megapixel
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size15.7 x 23.5 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage FormatsRAW (PEF), JPG
Storage MediaSecure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reduction
Dust Removal
Live View
Orientation Sensor
Exposure System
Exposure ModesAuto-Picture, P, Paction, Pclose-up, Pflash off,
Plandscape, Pnight-scene, Pportrait, Av, Tv, M
Metering Modes with K and M Lensescenter-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses16-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter MaterialSPD
Exposure Compensation (Step)+/-2 (1/3 EV steps)
-2/+4 (1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Lockyes
Meter Range1 ~ 21.5 EV
ISO Range200 ~ 3200 ASA
Shutter
Constructionelectronic (vertical)
Materialmetal
Shutter Speeds30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Viewfinder
Magnification [Coverage]0.95x [95%]
Aperture IndicationLED
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screensyes
Power Source
Batteries4 x 1.5 Volt AA Size or 2 x CR-3V
External
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting2.8 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)analog
FeaturesHS, P-TTL, TTL
Synchronization Speed(s)1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN)15.6
Coverage (35mm equivalent)28
Auto Pop-Upyes
Red-Eye Reductionyes
AF Assistyes
Accessories
Fitting Case(s)soft case: O-CC28