Housed in the world's smallest, lightest SLR body, the *ist D comes equipped with an array of advanced functions and use-friendly features, including: a large sized CCD with impressive 6.1 effective megapixels; a responsive SAFOX VIII autofocus system with 11-point AF sensor; a sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering system; a bright viewfinder with a newly developed compact glass pentaprism; an innovative "Hyper" operating system; 22 user-adjustable custom functions; and compatibility with existing Pentax 35mm-format interchangeable lenses and accessories. Thanks to its user-friendly direct-access operation system, the user can adjust most of digital camera functions - such as white balance control - with push-button ease, thus eliminating the time and trouble of recalling the menu each time.
Type: Single-lens-reflex-type digital still camera with TTL auto exposure,autofocus and built-in TTL auto flash.
Effective Pixels: 6.1 megapixels.
Sensor: Interline interlace CCD.
Size: 23.5mm x 15.7mm (diagonal line: 28.40mm).
Total pixels: 6.31 megapixels
Sensitivity: Equivalent to ISO 200 to ISO 1600 (3200 available as Custom Function)
Print File Formats: Exif 2.2, DCF, DPOF
Storage Media: CompactFlash cards (Type I and Type II) and MicroDrive
LCD Monitor: 1.8 inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with backlight
LCD Function: Single frame, zoom in/out, nine-image, slide show, image rotation, shooting data indication (including date and histogram), quick view (instant display of image after shooting)
Delete Function: Single-frame-deletion, All-frame deletion, card format, protect
Video Output: NTSC/PAL switchable
Interfaces: USB 1.1
Lens Mount: Pentax KAF mount compatible with PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-and KA-mount lenses. Power zoom function not available. K-mount lenses usable with restrictions.
S-mount lenses usable with adapter and restrictions. 67/645 lenses usable adapter and restrictions.
Exposure Modes:Auto exposure with Hyper Program, Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Metered Manual, bulb
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter with electronic release.
Auto shutter speeds:1/4000 sec. to 30 sec.
Manual shutter speeds:1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. (0.5EV steps) and bulb.
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m-1 to +1.5m-1.
Exposure Meter TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering. Spot metering and center-weighted metering selectable. Metering range (at ISO200 with 50mm F1.4 lens): EV0 to EV21 (EV1 to EV21.5 with multi-segment metering).
Exposure compensation ?3EV (in 1/2EV steps), ?2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Auto Bracketing 3 frames (proper/over/under) within range of ?1.5EV (1/2EV steps) or ?1.0EV (1/3EV steps). Simultaneous use with exposure compensation possible.
AE Lock Pushbutton type with approx. 20-second timer. Extendable with shutter button half-pressed.
Drive Modes Single-frame advance, continuous advance (2.6 fps.) up to 6 frames (at noise reduction off).
Autofocus TTL phase-matching autofocus system. Applicable illumination range: EV0 to EV19 (at ISO200). AF-Single, AF-Continuous, Manual Focus switchable. Focus lock available. AF sensor point selectable. AF auxiliary illumination by built-in flash available.
Buil-in Flash (RTF) Guide number: 15.6 (at ISO200/m), Guide number: 11 (at ISO100/m). Angle of view coverage: 18mm. Synchronization speed: 1/150 sec. Flash-Off, flash-on and red-eye reduction functions available. Synchronization Via hot shoe (with X-contact for dedicated flash unit). Dedicated accessory flash units available.
Sensitivity range: ISO200 to ISO1600.
Flash synchronization: up to 1/150 sec. High-speed synchronization, wireless remote-control synchronization and P-TTL synchronization functions available with dedicated flash unit.
Self-timer Electronically controlled type with 12- or 2-second delay.
Remote Control: Infrared wireless remote control with optional remote controller. Instant release or 3-second-delay release switchable
Effective range: 5m (16.6 ft.) from front side of camera.
Power Source 2 CR-V3 batteries or 4 AA-sized batteries (lithium, Ni-MH, alkaline). Optional AC adapter available.
Dimensions 129.0mm x 94.5mm x 60mm (5.1 x 3.7 x 2.4 inches)
Weight 550g (19.4 oz.) for body only (without batteries and memory card)