Pentax *istDL review with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 DA lens - Overall:

Overall:


Good points
Large 2.5in screen with more detail than rivals
Smallest digital SLR at time of writing
Auto Pict gives beginners easier creative option
Compatible with almost any Pentax lens

Bad points
Doesn’t include rechargeable batteries
Default image settings look over-processed
Noise levels higher than rivals
Vignetting on kit lens worse than rivals

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(relative to budget DSLRs)

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14 / 20
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72%

 

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