*ist DS

*ist DS

General Description

The *ist DS was the second digital Pentax K-mount camera on the market. Targeted at amateurs, it was the first one to use SD cards as storage media, and to offer “picture” exposure modes. Most other features were inherited from the more professional *ist D. Thanks to this and to its moderate price, the *ist DS became quite popular

Product Variations
Exact Name *ist DS *ist DS
Color black silver-black
Year of Introduction 2004 2005
Catalog Number 18996 19006
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount "crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitations digital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity) SAFOX VIII, 11 sensors (0 ~ 19 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer 12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable Release CS-205
Infra-Red Release remote control F
Custom Functions 18
Additional Features DOF preview
Width x Height x Depth 125 x 92.5 x 66 mm
Weight 505 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count 6.1 megapixel
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 15.7 x 23.5 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor 1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage Formats RAW (PEF), JPG
Storage Media Secure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reduction
Dust Removal
Live View
Orientation Sensor
Exposure System
Exposure Modes Auto-Picture, P, Paction, Pclose-up, Pflash off,
Plandscape, Pnight-scene, Pportrait, Av, Tv, M
Metering Modes with K and M Lenses center-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses 16-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter Material SPD
Exposure Compensation (Step) +/-2 (1/3 EV steps)
-2/+4 (1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Lock yes
Meter Range 1 ~ 21.5 EV
ISO Range 200 ~ 3200 ASA
Construction electronic (vertical)
Material metal
Shutter Speeds 30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Magnification [Coverage] 0.95x [95%]
Aperture Indication LED
Shutter-Speed Indication LED
Interchangeable Screens yes
Power Source
Batteries 4 x 1.5 Volt AA Size or 2 x CR-3V
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting 2.8 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s) analog
Features HS, P-TTL, TTL
Synchronization Speed(s) 1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN) 15.6
Coverage (35mm equivalent) 28
Auto Pop-Up yes
Red-Eye Reduction yes
AF Assist yes
Fitting Case(s) soft case: O-CC28