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*ist DS2

General Description

The *ist DS2 is an upgrade to the original *ist DS. The main difference is the size of the rear LCD which is increased from 2" to 2.5".

As Pentax and Samsung co-operated from 2005 until 2008, Samsung lauched a twin camera model badged as "Samsung GX-1S".

Product Information
Exact Name*ist DS2
Years of Production2005 ~ 2006
Availabilityabout once a month, used
Catalog Numberunknown
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount"crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitationsdigital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity)SAFOX VIII, 11 sensors (0 ~ 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
Weight505 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 (1/3 EV steps)
-2/+4 (1/2 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]0.95x [95%]
Aperture IndicationLED
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screensyes
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)analog
FeaturesHS, P-TTL, 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