Pentax *ist DS Specifications

Pentax *ist DS

Pentax *ist DS

Part Number: 18033 (Reviewed) Released: February 15, 2005

General

  • Depth
    2.6 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    6.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    6,310,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6,100,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.7 x 23.5mm
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11
  • Image Recording Format
    RAW
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Pentax

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    11
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Flash Modes
    flash OFF mode

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 800
  • Exposure Metering
    evaluative
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Sepia
  • White Balance
    automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    shade
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/180 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 1-21.5 ( ISO 200 )

Display

  • Display Format
    210,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    9 groups / 12 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Lens Series
    DA Pentax KAF
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    55 in
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.8 mm
  • Focus Adjustment
    manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    12
  • Filter Size
    52 in
  • Lens Included
    DA 18-55mm lens

Power

  • Batteries Included
    2

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    RAW 3008 x 2008 : 11 - with 128MB card � Super-fine JPEG 3008 x 2008 : 34 - with 128MB card � Fine JPEG 3008 x 2008 : 70 - with 128MB card � Normal JPEG 3008 x 2008 : 117 - with 128MB card � Super-fine JPEG 2400 x 1600 : 51 - with 128MB card � Fine JPEG 2400 x 1600 : 96 - with 128MB card � Normal JPEG 2400 x 1600 : 161 - with 128MB card � Super-fine JPEG 1536 x 1024 : 106 - with 128MB card � Fine JPEG 1536 x 1024 : 173 - with 128MB card � Normal JPEG 1536 x 1024 : 271 - with 128MB card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    optical
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Information
    aperture
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Viewfinder Frames
    Autofocus frame

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.6 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    12 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Status LCD Display Information
    battery condition
  • Features
    USB 2.0 compatibility

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    USB, composite video output
  • Qty
    1, 1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/180 sec

Battery

  • Technology
    Lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    CR-V3
  • Details
    2 x CR-V3
  • Battery Form Factor
    standard form factor
  • Supported Battery Form Factor
    CR-V3

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Pentax
  • Product Line
    Pentax *ist
  • Model
    DS
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 800
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Image Recording Format
    RAW
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Sepia
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    12 sec
  • Features
    USB 2.0 compatibility

Status LCD

  • Status LCD Display Illumination
    Yes

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Pentax K

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    evaluative
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 1-21.5
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 200

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    shade

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.9 mm
  • Height
    3.7 mm
  • Weight
    1.1 kg

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    6.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.7 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.7 x 23.5 mm
  • Total Pixels
    6,310,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6,100,000 pixels pixels

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year limited warranty

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Magnification
    0.95x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1.5
  • Viewfinder Frames
    autofocus frame

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    28 mm
  • Max Shooting Distance
    28 mm

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Quality
    normal, super-fine, fine, normal, super-fine, fine, normal, super-fine, fine
  • Image Resolution
    3008 x 2008, 1536 x 1024, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 2008, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1600, 1536 x 1024, 1536 x 1024
  • Still Image Format
    RAW, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG
  • Storage Capacity
    11 VA, 271 VA, 34 VA, 70 VA, 117 VA, 51 VA, 96 VA, 161 VA, 106 VA, 173 VA
  • Comments
    with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card, with 128MB card

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    2
  • Form Factor
    CR-V3

General

  • Manufacturer
    Pentax

Where to Buy

Pentax *ist DS

Part Number: 18033 Released: Feb 15, 2005

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