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Pentax *ist DS2 Specifications

Pentax *ist DS2

Pentax *ist DS2

Part Number: 18476 (Reviewed) Released: October 19, 2005

General

  • Depth
    2.6 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    6.1 Megapixel
  • Enclosure Material
    stainless steel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    6310000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.7 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • 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

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    action, landscape, night scene, portrait mode
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, 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
    ±2 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 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

Camera Flash

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

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Lens System

  • Lens Included
    body only

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color
  • 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
    2.8 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Status LCD Display Information
    aperture, battery condition, remote control indicator, self-timer mode, shutter speed, white balance indicators, drive mode, exposure compensation, film speed, flash mode, frame counter, metering mode, photo quality, program
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, auto power save, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, 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

Battery

  • Technology
    Lithium ion, Alkaline, Rechargeable Ni-MH
  • Battery Type
    AA, CR-V3
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery
    4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery
    4 x AA lithium battery
    2 x CR-V3 lithium battery

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities

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
    DS2
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.8 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Pentax KAF
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, auto power save, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Status LCD

  • Status LCD Display Illumination
    Yes

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Pentax KAF

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 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
  • Shooting Programs
    action, landscape, night scene, portrait mode

Exposure Range

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

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, 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
    4.9 in
  • Height
    3.7 in
  • Weight
    1.1 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
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    6310000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6100000 pixels

Camera Display

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

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 DS2

Part Number: 18476 Released: Oct 19, 2005

Visit manufacturer site for details.