Pentax's new "L" = least expensive DSLR yet?

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by RichA, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    According to one Brit magazine anyway.
    They showed a price of 600 pounds for it
    as a kit. It looked even smaller than the
    current "s" but the size was not given.
    It's possible linked with their 40mm
    pancake lens, this thing could be considered
    RichA, Jul 31, 2005
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  2. It doesn't seem smaller. It does seem cheaper, and I don't mean in price.

    We currently sell it £549 b/o, and throw in a free Sigma 18-50mm when we
    have them.

    Martin Francis, Jul 31, 2005
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Well, it does have that blown-plastic look of cheapness.
    Maybe DSLR makers should re-think how low they want to go?
    RichA, Aug 1, 2005
  4. RichA

    Pete D Guest

    The Pentax *ist DL is a slighly smaller, slightly cheaper version of the
    Pentax *ist DS which was announced on June 1st 2005. The anticipated release
    date is August 10th 2005. Most of the camera remains the same as the DS, but
    there are some differences among which are:

    a.. The pentaprism is replaced by a pentamirror, giving a somewhat smaller
    viewfinder (now 0.85x)
    b.. The LCD is larger (2.5")
    c.. The DL has 3 AF zones (the DS has 11)
    d.. The buffer is now 5/3 (Jpeg/Raw) [vs. 8/5 for the DS]
    e.. The DL has an auto ISO model
    f.. The DL is 7% lighter (ca. 565g vs. 605g)
    g.. The DL is about 12% cheaper (ca. $700 vs. ca. $800)
    h.. The DL has no high speed flash sync
    The lack of high speed flash sync in a bad idea. I think you will find the
    size pretty much the same.
    Pete D, Aug 1, 2005
  5. RichA

    tlai909 Guest

    So let me get this right...

    The DL reverts to a 1/60 flash sync. instead of something acceptable
    like 1/250?

    tlai909, Aug 2, 2005
  6. RichA

    Pete D Guest

    Not good if it does, yuk. Get a Ds.
    Pete D, Aug 2, 2005
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