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
    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
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Ricoh

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

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
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Sepia
  • 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
    1/180 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 1-21.5 (ISO 200)

Camera Flash

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

Display

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

Lens System

  • Type
    Zoom lens - 3x zoom - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DA Pentax KAF
  • 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 mm
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    12
  • Filter Size
    52 mm
  • Lens Included
    DA 18-55mm lens

Power

  • Batteries Included
    2

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory 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
  • 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, AF lock, auto power save, depth-of-field preview button, digital noise reduction, histogram display

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Shutter

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

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities

Battery

  • Technology
    Lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    CR-V3
  • Details
    2 x CR-V3

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9.2 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Header

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

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Sepia
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Pentax K
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, auto power save, depth-of-field preview button, 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 1-21.5
  • 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

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.9 in
  • Height
    3.7 in
  • Weight
    1.1 lbs

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    5.1 cm
  • Display Format
    210,000 pixels

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year limited warranty

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card

Camera Specifications

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

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Ricoh

Where to Buy

Pentax *ist DS

Part Number: 18033 Released: Feb 15, 2005

Visit manufacturer site for details.