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Pentax *ist D Specifications

Pentax *ist D

Part Number: PENTAXISTD

General

  • Depth
    2.4 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    6.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    6310000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.7 x 23.5mm
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, TIFF
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Ricoh

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light
  • 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
    1/150 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-21 (ISO 200)

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    11
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator

Display

  • Display Format
    118,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Lens System

  • Lens Included
    body only

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    CompactFlash, Microdrive
  • Image Storage
    RAW 3008 x 2008: 7 - with 128MB card
    TIFF 3008 x 2008: 6 - with 128MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 3008 x 2008: 25 - with 128MB card
    Fine JPEG 3008 x 2008: 50 - with 128MB card
    Normal JPEG 3008 x 2008: 106 - with 128MB card
    TIFF 2400 x 1600: 10 - with 128MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 2400 x 1600: 38 - with 128MB card
    Fine JPEG 2400 x 1600: 80 - with 128MB card
    Normal JPEG 2400 x 1600: 163 - with 128MB card
    TIFF 1536 x 1024: 26 - with 128MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 1536 x 1024: 106 - with 128MB card
    Fine JPEG 1536 x 1024: 196 - with 128MB card
    Normal JPEG 1536 x 1024: 346 - with 128MB card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Frames
    Autofocus frame
  • Viewfinder Information
    Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, flash charge completion, red-eye reduction, aperture, metering system

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.6 frames per second, 6 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Status LCD Display Information
    aperture, autofocus mode, photos remaining, program, red-eye reduction, self-timer mode, shutter speed, white balance indicators, battery condition, drive mode, exposure compensation, film speed, flash mode, frame counter, manual focus mode, photo quality
  • Features
    AE lock, depth-of-field preview button, AF lock, auto power save, digital noise reduction, histogram display

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    CompactFlash Card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/150 sec

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    4 x AA

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9.x, MS Windows 2000, Apple Mac OS X, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Header

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

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.6 frames per second, 6 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, TIFF
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video/audio
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Pentax K
  • Features
    AE lock, depth-of-field preview button, AF lock, auto power save, digital noise reduction, histogram display

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Status LCD

  • Status LCD Display Illumination
    Yes

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Pentax K

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 0-21
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 200

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.1 in
  • Height
    3.7 in
  • Weight
    1.32 lbs

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    6.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.7 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.7 x 23.5 mm
  • Total Pixels
    6310000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6100000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    1.8 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    4.6 cm
  • Display Format
    118,000 pixels

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    CompactFlash Card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    CompactFlash, Microdrive

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Magnification
    0.95x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -2 to +1
  • Viewfinder Frames
    autofocus frame

General

  • Manufacturer
    Ricoh

Where to Buy

Pentax *ist D

Part Number: PENTAXISTD

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