Summary Pentax *ist D

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Screen resolution
Help 180k dots
Megapixels
Help 6 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 1.8"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Pros

The Pentax *ist D vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses

The Pentax *ist D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Size Really small Help
Prosumer size (129×95×60 mm)
Weight Light Help
650 g
Thickness Thin Help
2.4"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

The Pentax *ist D vs other recent DSLRs

Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Announced Old Help
February 2003
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
113 lenses
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

The Pentax *ist D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
1.8"
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.62x
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
6 MP
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
180k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.7 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%

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