Thursday, May 25, 2006


New camera again, tangan gatal lah... i am planning to buy one quite some time ago, but still plan until now. Money is the problem now, not enough bullets...

Latest release by Pentax on 22 May 2006. Both dSLR have 6.1 MP and offer high precision 11-point wide frame AF, ISO sensitivity up to 3200, a large 2.5-inch screen and a top shutter speed of 1/4000 sec as well as being compatible with existing Pentax lenses. The K100D is also Pentax's first DSLR to feature a CCD-shift Shake Reduction system. More information can be obtained here. But these model i believe not in Malaysia yet. Now you can get this model *ist DL2, new in Malaysia, price is RM2999 c/w lens, cheap compared to Nikon and Canon.

The spec of *ist DL2 are:
PENTAX *ist DL2 offers 6.1 effective megapixels and incorporates a large, high-precision 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with approximately 210,000 pixels.

Major Features

- 11-point wide-frame AF to capture off-center subjects in crisp focus
- Bright, clear viewfinder
- Large LCD monitor to facilitate image viewing and menu setting
- Auto Picture Mode for effortless point-and-shoot SLR photography
- Auto sensitivity control up to 3200 standard output sensitivity
- AA-battery power supply for easy battery replacement on the road
- True-to-life, rich-gradation images assured by 6.1 effective megapixels
- Compatibility with existing PENTAX interchangeable lenses
- Super-compact, ultra-lightweight body, with outstanding rigidity

Other features

- High-speed shutter unit, with a top speed of 1/4000 second
- High-speed continuous shooting, up to five images (at “Best” image quality in JPEG format) at the speed of approx. 2.8 images per second
- Eight distinctive Scene modes to accommodate specific subjects/applications
- 19 custom functions to personalize camera operations
- SD memory card compatibility
- Choice of two preview functions (digital/optical)
- Storage of recorded images in day-by-day files on an SD memory card
- Choice of 16-segment multi-pattern metering, center-weighted metering and spot metering to accommodate various photographic applications
- Noise reduction mechanism to reduce digital noise during extended exposures
- USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED) compatibility for speedy data transfer to PC
- Choice of image format between JPEG (Best, Better or Good) and RAW
- Five digital filters (Black-and-white, Sepia, Slim, Soft and Brightness) for easy editing of recorded images
- PictBridge compatibility
- Standard software package, featuring PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 RAW data processing software and PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3 image browser software

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