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*ist DL

General Description

The *ist DL is a cheaper variant of the *ist DS. The cost was reduced by replacing the pentaprism viewfinder by a pentamirror one, by dropping the ability for TTL-flash metering with older (analogue) flash units, and by reducing the number of AF sensors from 11 down to 3.

Product Variations
Exact Name*ist DL*ist DL
Years of Production2005 ~ 20062005 ~ 2006
Availabilityabout once a week, usedabout once a month, used
Catalog Number1842618436
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount"crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitationsdigital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity)SAFOX VIII, 3 sensors (1 ~ 19 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable ReleaseCS-205
Infra-Red Releaseremote control F
Custom Functions18
Additional FeaturesDOF preview
Width x Height x Depth125 x 92.5 x 66 mm
Weight470 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count6.1 megapixel
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size15.7 x 23.5 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage FormatsRAW (PEF), JPG
Storage MediaSecure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reduction
Dust Removal
Live View
Orientation Sensor
Exposure System
Exposure ModesAuto-Picture, P, Paction, Pclose-up, Pflash off,
Plandscape, Pnight-scene, Pportrait, Av, Tv, M
Metering Modes with K and M Lensescenter-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses16-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter MaterialSPD
Exposure Compensation (Step)+/-2 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lockyes
Meter Range1 ~ 21.5 EV
ISO Range200 ~ 3200, Auto ASA
Constructionelectronic (vertical)
Shutter Speeds30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Magnification [Coverage]0.85x [95%]
Aperture IndicationLED
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screens
Power Source
Batteries4 x 1.5 Volt AA Size or 2 x CR-3V
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting2.8 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
FeaturesHS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s)1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN)15.6
Coverage (35mm equivalent)28
Auto Pop-Upyes
Red-Eye Reductionyes
AF Assistyes
Fitting Case(s)soft case: O-CC34