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Old Aug 14, 2005, 9:12 AM   #1
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When will we see a review of the Pentax *istDL SLR? Can you tell use about the image quality in advance?

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Old Aug 14, 2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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far as i know , it'll be the same. the DL uses the same CCD.
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Old Aug 14, 2005, 11:25 AM   #3
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Cheaper than the DS, AFAIK.

It also uses a mirror viewfinder, not a pentaprism.
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Old Aug 14, 2005, 1:10 PM   #4
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When will we see a review of the Pentax *istDL SLR? Can you tell use about the image quality in advance?

Don't know when exactly we will have one at this time. Sorry, I cannot coment on image quality until I've actually used it but I would be surprised if it was any different than the *ist DS.
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 3:43 PM   #5
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UK photo magazines have reviews of the *istDL this month and are very positive towards it. They are intimating that the poor jpeg image processing has been resolved and Amateur Photographer goes as far as to say that it has the best image quality of all the Pentax digicams and recommends it over them.

It will be interesting to see what the Internet reviews have to say.

I'm waiting for the KM 5D reviews as well.
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So if the "poor jpeg image quality" has been resolved, I hope there will be a firmware upgrade for the *ist DS with that code!


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Old Sep 12, 2005, 2:22 AM   #7
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Does anybody know if the processor itself (not the firmware) is different in the DL than the DS? Perhaps the DL has a more powerful processor?


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Old Sep 12, 2005, 1:21 PM   #8
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The DL "seems" exactly the same as the DS but with a bit smaller of a viewfinder (still a bit bigger than the rest). Other than that and the colour of the body I'm hard pressed to find any differences.

I think the DL has 3 AF points compared to 9 on the DS.

I'm quite curious to see what Pentax does with their dSLR line and what the specific differences are between the L and S.
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