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Pentax DL review at Steves Digicams
Ilse Jurriƫn : March 9th 2006 - 19:30 CET
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Steve's DigicamsPentax DL review at Steves Digicams : Our good friends at Steves Digicams have published their review of the Pentax *ist DL dSLR camera. The Pentax DL features 6.1 effective Megapixels, an extra-large 2.5-inch color LCD monitor, and compatibility with most interchangeable Pentax lenses. The Pentax *istDL DSLR camera is equipped with the innovative Auto Picture Mode, which automatically and instantly selects the most appropriate Picture mode from Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro or Action for a given subject or situation to assure the optimum combination of aperture, shutter speed, white balance, saturation, contrast, and intensity of edges. The *istDL incorporates a high-speed shutter unit, with a top speed of 1/4000 second.
Pentax DL review at Steves DigicamsPentax *ist DL - Design
According to Steve Digicams: "As with its *ist D-series predecessors, the first thing that strikes you about the *ist DL is its diminutive (for an SLR) size. It weighs-in at just under 2 pounds including batteries, SD memory card, strap and DA 18-55mm lens, among the lightest dSLR's currently available. The *ist DL's large 2 1/2-inch LCD monitor was a pleasure to use. Like other dSLR's the LCD is used to review images, display image capture parameters and navigate the camera's menu system; it cannot be used as a live viewfinder."

Pentax DL digital SLR camera - Steves Digicams review conclusion
Steve continues: "Shooting in RAW mode slows things down a bit. The Continuous burst mode captured 3 images at 2.5fps, with subsequent shots at 3.5 second intervals as buffer contents were processed; it took about 10 seconds to empty a buffer full of RAW images. The *ist DL's default Image Tone setting of Bright produced well-saturated images right out of the camera. Colors were natural, but a bit soft; most users will prefer a hard sharpness setting, or the application of an image editor's unsharp mask filter. The image noise was practically non-existent at ISO 200, at ISO 400 it's still very clean, and at ISO 800 shadow noise becomes noticeable." You want to learn more about the Pentax digital SLR camera? Continue to read the Pentax DL review at Steve's Digicams!

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