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Pentax *ist D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Pentax *ist D. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Views about the focus and flash are mixed. There are some negative views about the sensor and image stabilizer.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

screen, design, low-light, stabilizer , sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax *ist D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax *ist D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pentax *ist D from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax *ist D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Pentax *ist D from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the shutter and portability. The software and usability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the price.

performance, usability, software, portability, shutter

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Ian Burley (dpnow.com)

Pentax *ist D interactive review

 

Instead of presenting you with a finished article, fait-accomplis, an interactive feature is updated over time. An interactive feature has its own dedicated forum for feedback and discussion. This means you can comment on the article and help influence...

Our camera only arrived yesterday. It was supplied with a 24-90mm f/3.5-4.5 Pentax SMC FA zoom. I've been quite busy doing other scheduled work, but I have been able to grab some time today to shoot some initial photos using the camera in the afternoon...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax *ist D Digital SLR Review

 

Pentax *ist D Digital SLR Review

Lightweight and compact body; High image quality; Low image noise levels; Good handling and control layout; Excellent battery-life and power options; Comprehensive menus and settings; Large and bright viewfinder

Low contrast and low saturation images with default settings

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Pentax *ist D - Digital SLR Reviews

 

The smallest and lightest D-SLR available at the time of its launch, the long awaited *ist D has a strange name that masks a possible gem...

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta, Daniel Grotta (pcmag.com)

Pentax *ist D

 

Go digital with the new Pentax *istD SLR camera and you can hold on to your old lenses.

The Pentax *ist D is a solid though not stellar product. For the money, you can probably do better unless you're already heavily invested in Pentax lenses.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Pentax *ist D Review

 

Pentax announced the *ist D digital SLR on 26th February 2003, the week before PMA 2003. The *ist D is essentially a digital version of the *ist film SLR announced the week before. The major physical difference between the two cameras (apart from all...

Good tonal balance, average resolution, low in-camera sharpening Good metering, very little need for exposure compensation No sharpening artifacts, virtually no moiré artifacts Low noise up to ISO 800, slightly higher than the competition after that...

Soft appearance to images, converted RAW images are sharper Continuous shooting not as fast as competition, image buffer also smaller No histogram on record review (immediately after shot) Image parameters don't offer enough latitude of adjustment...

Pentax has clearly left their earlier digital SLR false start behind them, the *ist D is a capable digital SLR which can stand shoulder to shoulder with the longer established names in the digital SLR's world without compromise. The camera's compact...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Pentax *istD

 

Pentax *istD

May, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax *ist D SLR

 

Continue on to Physical Views *ist D Specifications Type Interchangeable lens Single-Lens-Reflex type digital still camera with TTL auto exposure,autofocus and built-in TTL auto flash.

Oct, 2003

Expert review by (cnet.com.au)

Pentax *istD

 

Pentax *istD

May, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax *ist-D Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The *ist D (also known simply as the Pentax ISTD or IST-D) is currently the most advanced digital camera available from Pentax. Pentax is a camera maker with a long tradition in the film-based world, but a relative newcomer to the digital arena. They...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : The Popular Photography & Imaging Staff (popphoto.com)

PENTAX *ist:The little*ist SLR!

 

Is that a piece of jewelry around your neck or a real SLR?" someone asked one day when we were shooting field tests on the street with the Pentax *ist. It was said in jest, but the *ist may be as close as we ever get to an SLR that falls into both...

Dec, 2008

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