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The Pentax *istDL

Peter Rojas
Pentax istDL

Pentax rolled out the *istDL, a slightly less expensive entry-level digital SLR, today. Is it hugely different from its predecessor, the *istDS? Nah, the resolution is the same (6.1 megapixels), the casing is about the same (the DL is a tiny bit lighter), and both use SD, rather than CF memory cards for storage. The main differences are that the *istDL has Auto ISO, a new viewfinder, a bigger LCD (2.5-inches vs. 2-inches on the DS), and 3-area AF (whereas the DS had 11-area AF; this one of the corners they cut to get the price down).

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