Pentax ist DS2 Review

Overall Score

38

Main Features

  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 125 x 93 x 66 mm, 605g.
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Pentax ist DS2 Overview


First introduced in August, 2005, Pentax ist DS2 is a 6 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Pentax ist DS2 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

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Sensor resolution of Pentax ist DS2 ~ 3000 x 2000 pixels.

Pentax ist DS2 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 6,000,000 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax ist DS2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax ist DS2 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
11 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
2 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 210 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 6 MP
Low Screen Resolution: 210k dots
Weight: 605g
Type Scores

Pentax ist DS2 has an Overall Score of 38/100 and ranked #198 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #855 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax ist DS2 Scores
Imaging score
37
Features score
31
Value for money score
35
Portability score
80
Overall score
38
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Pentax ist DS2


Pentax ist DS2 weighs 605g and has external dimensions of 125 x 93 x 66mm (4.92 x 3.66 x 2.6"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Pentax ist DS2 is 178 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax ist DS2 is less by 16mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Pentax ist DS2
605g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Pentax ist DS2
66mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax ist DS2 with the dimensions:

Pentax ist DS2

Specifications of Pentax ist DS2


General
Brand Pentax
Model ist DS2
Announced August, 2005
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 150
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 210k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 3008 x 2008
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 605 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 93 x 66 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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