Pentax *ist DL

  • Evaluative metering ( 16 zones )
  • Spot
  • Center-weighted average metering

The Pentax * ist DL is a digital SLR that came in July 2005 on the market. It has a 6.1 - million-pixel CCD sensor and a 3- point autofocus ( SAFOX VIII).

The Pentax * ist DL after the Pentax * ist D and the Pentax * Ds is the third digital SLR from Pentax. It differs from the * ist Ds by a modified viewfinder that not pentaprism, but works with a with a penta mirror viewfinder. The memory for continuous shooting and the number of focus sensors has been reduced. Also the display was on 2.5 " increases ( at constant 210,000 pixels). Of the Pentax - predecessor models, the * ist DL is different, as the later Pentax DSLRs, also. Due to the lack of support from older TTL flash units with analog control

The shutter speeds range from 1/4000 to 30 seconds, the manual and automatic adjustable light sensitivity ranges from ISO 200 up to ISO 3200. Like its bigger sister, the Pentax * ist DS, it can be run on standard AA batteries or rechargeable batteries.

Eight white balance levels to choose from. The weight of the camera is 470 grams without batteries and memory card; it is 125 mm wide, 92.5 mm high and 67 mm deep.

By Pentax KAF lens mount - KAF2, KAF and KA- compatible lenses can be used. Older K lenses work with functional limitations when using the aperture ring is allowed in the camera menu.

In February 2006, the successor, the Pentax * is presented DL2; this was not originally intended for the European market. Here was initially offered only the identical sister model Samsung GX- 1L. Also in Europe was the * DL2 is ultimately yet put on the market in autumn 2006. The most noticeable change is the now equipped with five measurement fields autofocus.