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Pentax DS2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Pentax DS2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and portability. The screen and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the durability. Reviews about the image quality and size are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax DS2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Pentax DS2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The performance and screen also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the durability, while there are some mixed opinions about the size.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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Expert review by : TIPA Awards (

Pentax *ist

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Pentax *ist DS2


Pentax's *ist DS2 D-SLR model is no model D-SLR

Light and portable. Uses double-A batteries. Decent burst mode.

So-so image quality. Poor flash. Slower than the competition.

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Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax *ist DS2 SLR


Physical Views Compare the *ist DS2 (and its bigger LCD) to last year's *ist DS Continue on to Page Two *ist DS2 Specifications Type Interchangeable lens Single-Lens-Reflex type digital still camera with TTL auto exposure,autofocus and built-in TTL...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax *ist DS2


The Pentax *ist DS2 is an update of the original *ist DS from Pentax. It features very similar features ot the *ist DS including the same 6 megapixel sensor (CCD) but increases the size of the LCD - taking it up to 2.5 inches. They've also decreased...

The Pentax *ist DS2 will hit stores in September of 2005 - it's price will be $799.99 (body only)

Aug, 2005

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Pentax *ist DS2 digital SLR camera


The Pentax *ist DS2 is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR cameras available. It lets you capture 6 megapixel pictures through a zoom, macro, or another lens of your choice. With automatic scene modes and manual control over the image...

The Pentax *ist DS2 is a good value for the money for an entry-level SLR camera. It is small and light, and comes with all the functionality one can expect from a digital SLR.

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Pentax *ist DS2 - (Digital SLRs)

Oct, 2005

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