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Pentax IST DL Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {6.1 M/P}

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Pentax IST DL Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {6.1 M/P} Description


The new *istDL was designed as an affordable starter camera by further advancing PENTAX's digital camera development concepts of "user-friendliness" and "a harmony between ease of use and portability." Despite its compact, lightweight design, the *istDL features 6.1 effective megapixels, an extra-large 2.5-inch color LCD monitor, and compatibility with most interchangeable PENTAX lenses. Combining high-quality image reproduction with simple, user-friendly operations, the *istDL is the ideal digital SLR for a variety of users, including digital photography beginners, families and those who plan to step up from digital compact cameras to digital SLRs.

The *istDL features a compact, high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis and a compact, bright viewfinder combining the PENTAX-original penta-mirror and a newly developed focusing screen. Combining other advanced downsizing technologies, such as 10-layer electronic circuit boards and high-density packaging technology, it offers the outstanding portability - as one of the world's smallest lens-interchangeable digital SLR cameras - to accompany the user anywhere.

Affordable and simple-to-operate starter digital SLR. Bigger only where it matters most, PENTAX delivers better for a third time in the PENTAX *ist DL digital SLR. Hosting an array of advanced, user-friendly features including an Auto Picture mode for automatic exposure selection, the *ist DL features a generous 2.5 inch color high definition LCD monitor that offers an entirely new playback dimension. Add to this, a 6.1 megapixel CCD, convenient SD media card storage, high speed USB 2.0 data transfer, and a compact high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis design offering simple, accessible operation to delight new and advanced users alike.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 6 MP
  • Sensor Size/Type: 23.5 x 15.7 mm / CCD
  • Resolution:  3008 x 2008 
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • File Formats:  RAW, JPEG (Fine, Normal, Superfine)
  • Lens Mount: Pentax KAF
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 sec - 1/4000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 3 fps
  • Flash: Yes
    • Compatible with external hot-shoe flash
  • Exposure Modes: Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb
  • Shooting Modes: Auto, Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Flash Off
  • White Balance:  Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light, Tungsten Light, Flash, Manual
  • Self Timer: 2 sec, 12 sec
  • Video: Yes, NTSC/PAL
  • Viewfinder:  Optical (Pentamirror)
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 96%
  • Display Screen: 2.5" LCD
  • Memory Card Type:  SD, MMC
  • Battery: 4x AA Batteries (NiMH recommended)
  • Dimensions: 4.92" x 3.66" x 2.6" / 125 x 93 x 66 mm
  • Weight: 565 g / 1.25 lb / 19.93 oz



Camera Modes

Picture Modes:

  • Standard
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Action
  • Night scene portrait

Color Modes:

  • Full Color
  • Black & Whit
  • Sepia
  • Soft

Drive Modes:

  • Single-shot
  • Continuous (2.8 fps)
  • Self-timer (12sec, 2sec)
  • Auto bracketing
  • Remote Control (0 sec, 3 sec)


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card


Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second


Image Formats JPEG, RAW



Network & Communication


Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KAF2 (SMC-DA, SMC-DFA), Pentax KF (SMC-AF, ME F)

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 4
Battery Size Supported AA

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Total Camera Resolution 6.3 Megapixel
Display Resolution 210000 Pixel
Effective Camera Resolution 6.1 Megapixel
Screen Size 2.5"


Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction

General information

Product Series *ist
Product Model DL
Manufacturer Part Number 18426
Brand Name Pentax


Autofocus Type Passive
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Wide Angle No


Platform Supported Mac, PC
Additional Information


  • Auto
  • Manual:
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600
  • ISO 3200

Language Options:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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