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Pentax *ist DL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Pentax *ist DL2. 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 color and screen. The performance and portability also get good opinions, but there are some less positive opinions about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax *ist DL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Pentax *ist DL2 Digital SLR


The Pentax *ist DL2 is the cheapest DSLR on the market. Is it the perfect choice for SLR beginners?

Feb, 2011

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Pentax *ist DL2


The Pentax *ist DL2 was a very well designed camera. It quickly became a bestseller for Pentax, and plenty of used units are available today. The fact that Pentax retained compatibility with virtually every Pentax lens ever made was a big plus, and...

2.5 inch color LCD display5-point autofocus8 automatic scene modesCompatibility with existing Pentax lenses

6.1MP resolution

The Pentax *ist DL2 Digital SLR was the first new DSLR offered by Pentax...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax *istDL2


Pentax Japan just announced the Pentax *istDL2 DSLR today (It seems every time they do an update to their *ist cameras the model number gets to be more of a mouthful). The Pentax *istDL2 looks pretty similar to it's previous incarnation (the *istDL)....

The Pentax *istDL2 looks pretty similar to it's previous incarnation (the *istDL). It is a 6 megapixel DSLR with a CCD sensor and has a 5 point auto focusing system (two more than the older model)

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Luuk Jurrien (

Pentax *ist DL2 DSLR


Pentax is pleased to announce the marketing of the Pentax *istDL2 lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera to offer the fun and excitement of high-quality digital SLR photography to many levels of photographers, especially first-time digital SLR users....

Dec, 2005

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