As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Pentax *ist DS is also often compared to pro DSLRs. The Pentax *ist DS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 60D and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi) and Pentax (such as the K-5 and the K-50)

Competitor classes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5
6 years newer
$331 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-5 (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-5 and DS

  • None found

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
3 years newer
$398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the D60 and DS

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and DS

  • None found

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
8 years newer
$1,444 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-50 and DS

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

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1 year older
$499 (body only)
$349 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel and DS

  • None found

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
5 years newer
$1,495 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-x and DS

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
6 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and DS

  • None found

Pentax *ist D

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the *ist D (vs the DS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the *ist D (vs the DS)

  • None found

common strengths of the *ist D and DS

  • None found