Pentax ist DL2 overview
Pentax ist DL2 is Pentax's Advanced DSLR camera initially revealed on January of 2006. The camera has got a 6MP, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 3008 x 2008.
The ist DL2 stands at #83 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all around #710 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. Remember to look at our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Pentax ist DL2 family
The Pentax ist DL2 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.
Pentax ist DL2 Gallery
You can see the ist DL2 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Pentax ist DL2 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of positives and negatives of the Pentax ist DL2 based on criterias which are oftentimes viewed as crucial in a camera.
Pentax ist DL2 Sensor info
The sensor spec on the Pentax ist DL2 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3008 x 2008 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 6 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 200 to 3200. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the ist DL2's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The ist DL2 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Pentax ist DL2 dimensions
Pentax ist DL2 weighs about 1.25 lb (565 grams / 19.93 oz) & has external dimensions of 125mm x 93mm x 66mm (4.9" x 3.7" x 2.6"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams and the Pentax ist DL2 is lighter when compared with other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a picture of the Pentax ist DL2 next to a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the ist DL2.
Pentax ist DL2 Lens info
The ist DL2 fits the Pentax KAF mount and has 94 lenses available for purchase. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the ist DL2.
Pentax ist DL2 Connectivity
The ist DL2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can transfer photos and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Pentax ist DL2 Video info
Pentax ist DL2 doesn't take video. If you are shopping for a camera to take only pictures, this is not an issue.
Pentax ist DL2 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Pentax ist DL2 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Pentax ist DL2 Display and Viewfinder
The Pentax ist DL2 has got a 2.5 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 210 thousand dots.
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The ViewFinder specifications for Pentax ist DL2 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical
- ViewFinder Coverage 95%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.57x
Viewfinders are rather useful for sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Pentax ist DL2 Shutter info
Pentax ist DL2 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Pentax ist DL2 Flash and Hot shoe info
Pentax ist DL2 comes with both in-built flash as well as external flash ability.
Pentax ist DL2 Autofocus info
Pentax ist DL2 comes with both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The AF system has got 5 focus points to pick from. Pentax ist DL2 has got manual focus when required for low light situations or you need more exact focus control.
Pentax ist DL2 Battery life
The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 offers the highest possible (2260) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Following is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the highest battery life:
Pentax ist DL2 for specific categories of photography
The following diagram presents a summation of the Pentax ist DL2 for specific categories of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Pentax ist DL2
The Pentax ist DL2 has a score of 51 which is decent, meaning that it is fairly adequate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the potential to utilize off-camera flash.
Pentax ist DL2 Street photography factors
With a very good rating of 61, the Pentax ist DL2 is a fine pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Pentax ist DL2
A awful sports photography score of 39 means the Pentax ist DL2 is just not good for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Pentax ist DL2 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is super crucial when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Pentax ist DL2 gets a reasonable 52 as a travelling camera which is reasonably adequate to buy for your vacations.
Pentax ist DL2 Landscape photography advice
For anyone who is planning to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Pentax ist DL2 with it's decent grade of 47 as a landscape camera is reasonably suited among its rivals.
Pentax ist DL2 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging should come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Pentax ist DL2 is just not good for vlogging as it comes to a awful rating of 22.
Pentax ist DL2 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the ist DL2, here is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Advanced DSLR.
The diagram listed below will give you a summary of the ist DL2 compared to it's highest ranking competitors shown above.
Here are a few more cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.