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Pentax *ist DS2 digital SLR camera 18476 Product Info

The PENTAX *ist DS2 D-SLR Digital Camera 18476 comes equipped with a large, high-resolution 2.5-inch color LCD monitor and a high-magnification glass pentaprism viewfinder for a large, clear view at every stage of digital photography from shooting to playback to editing. With its enhanced operability and maneuverability, the new Pentax *ist DS 2 assures high-quality digital SLR photography to photographers of all levels. Following in the footsteps of the *ist DS digital camera, Pentax's most popular digital SLR to date, the *ist DS2 camera is a user-friendly camera that is an ideal digital SLR choice for use by families that include beginning and more advanced photographers.

Specifications for Pentax *ist DS2 Digital Camera:

Camera Type:   TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Effective Pixels:   6.1 megapixels
Sensor:   6.31 megapixels Interline interlace ,b,b,c with a primary color filter 23.5mm x 15.7mm 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW)
Recorded Pixels:   JPEG: 6M 3008 x 2000 pixels, 4M 2400 x 1600 pixels, 1.5M 1536 x 1024 pixels RAW: 6M 3008 x 2008 pixels
Sensitivity:   Auto, Manual (200/400/800/1600/3200)
File Formats:   RAW, JPEG (Exif 2.21), DCF (Design rule of Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), PRINT Image Matching III
Quality Levels:   Compressed: JPEG - Baseline (*** Best , ** Better, * Good) Non-compressed: RAW
Storage Media:   SD memory card
Color Composition:   sRGB Adobe RGB
White Balance:   Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N), Flash, Manual setting
Lcd Monitor:   2.5 inch, low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor (Approx. 210,000 pixels), brightness adjustable
Lcd Function:   Image rotation, Slide show, digital filter Playback File: Single, Index (Nine image) Magnification: 12x
Delete Function:   Single, All
Video Output:   Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats
Interfaces:   USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
Lens Mount:   PENTAX KAF bayonet mount Usable Lenses: PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses. Power zoom function not available. K-mount lenses usable with restrictions. S-mount lenses, 67/645 lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions.
Exposure Modes:   Auto Picture mode, Picture mode, Program AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Metered Manual, Bulb
Shutter:   Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter 1/4000 - 30 sec. and bulb
Viewfinder:   Type: Pentaprism Focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte Field of view: 95% Magnification: 0.95X (with 50mm F1.4 lens, infinity, -1m-1) Diopter adjustment: -2.5 - +1.5m-1
Viewfinder Indication:   AF frame, Spot AF frame; Flash information; Picture mode (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait); Focus point indication (higlighted in red); Shutter speed; Aperture value; Exposure compensation factor; Manual white balance; Manual focus; Sensitivity warning; Auto exposure lock signal; Exposure frame number
Panel Indication:   Shutter speed; Aperture value; Flash Information (Auto, Flash-On, Flash-Off, Red-eye reduction); Single frame advance/Continuouse advance; Self-timer; Remote control; Metering Information; Focus point indicator; Auto bracketing; White balance information; Battery information; Exposure compensation factor; Exposure frame number
Exposure Meter:   Metering System: TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering (coupled with lens and AF information) Metering Mode: Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering Metering Range: EV 1 - 21.5 (at Standard Output Sensitivity 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation:   ±2 EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps)
Auto Bracketing:   3 frames within range of ±0.5EV, ±1.0EV, ±1.5EV (0.5EV steps) or ±0.3EV, ±0.7EV, ±1.0EV (0.3EV steps)
Ae Lock:   Pushbutton type with approx. 20 sec. timer
Drive Modes:   Single-frame advance, continuous advance, self-timer, auto bracket and remote control
Autofocus:   Type: TTL Phase-matching 11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII) Mode: AF-single (with focus lock); Manual focus, AF-continuous available* * In the Auto Picture and Picture modes, AF-continuous is activated only when the Action mode is selected.
Built In Flash Rtf:   Type: Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash Guide number: 15.6 (Standard Output Sensitivity 200/m) Angle of view coverage: 28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)
Synchronization:   With RTF and via hot shoe Sync speed: 1/180 sec. set automatically with RTF or PENTAX dedicated flash unit at recharge completion
Self Timer:   Electonically controlled type with two-second or 12-second delay. Cancellation possible.
Remote Control:   0 seconds, 3 seconds
Preview:   Activated by main switch
Power Source:   Four AA (lithium, alkaline, or rechargeable Ni-MH) batteries, two CR-V3 lithium batteries. Optional AC adapter also available.
Dimensions:   4.9(W) x 3.6(H) x 2.6(D)inches 125(W) x 92.5(H) x 67(D)mm
Weight:   20.5oz.(580g)loaded and ready with two CR-V3 lithium batteries and SD memory card 21.3oz.(605g) loaded and ready with four AA batteries and SD memory card 17.8 oz.(505g) without battery and SD memory card.
Computer System Reqs:   Mac Requirements - OS: Mac OS 9.0 or later, standard equipped USB port PC Requirements - OS: Windows Me, 2000, XP Home edition / Professional, standard equipped USB port
Mode Dial Indication:   Auto Picture mode; Standard mode; Portrait mode; Landscape mode; Macro mode; Action mode; Night scene portrait mode; Standard Flash-Off mode; Program AE; Shutter-Priority AE; Aperture-Priority AE; Metered Manual; Bulb
Picture modes:   Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard Flash-Off

Features of Pentax *ist DS2 Digital Camera:

  • Bright, high-precision Pentaprism viewfinder with 0.95X magnification and superimposed AF-point display
  • Fast, high-precision 11-point autofocus (9 cross-type sensors) with SAFOX VIII
  • Compact design with high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis Body measures just 4.9 x 3.6 x 2.6 inches.
  • Large 2.5 inch LCD monitor remains easy to view, even on sunny days. Power saving mode extends battery life.
  • 6.1 megapixel CCD and sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering delivers outstanding image reproduction.
  • Convenient SD media Card storage and High Speed USB 2.0 data transfer.
  • Versatile multi-source power supply operates on AA batteries, 2CR-V3 lithium batteries, or optional AC adapter.
  • Get creative with 19 custom-programable functions.

Package Contents:

  • *ist DS2 Body
  • Video Cable I-VC28
  • USB Cable I-USB17
  • Strap O-ST10
  • (4) AA Battery
  • Lithium Battery CR2016
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FN
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Software (CD ROM) S-SW43
  • Operating manual
  • Serial number card
  • Service network directory

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