Pentax *ist-DS Digital SLR Camera + Sigma 18-50 + 55-200mm Lenses -No Longer Available
This Pentax *ist-DS 6mp digital SLR camera is bundled with two lenses, a Sigma 18-50mm AND a Sigma 55-200mm lens.
The Pentax *ist-DS uses Secure Digital (SD) Cards [no memory supplied]. The cameras takes four AA batteries or two CRV batteries. The *ist-DS comes with USB cable, Video cable, strap, batteries, bodycap and software.The *ist DS is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR cameras on the market today — even more compact and lightweight than the *istD. It is designed to be compatible with most Pentax interchangeable lenses — both new and old — to meet a wide range of applications and maximize freedom of visual creativity.
The Pentax ist DS SLR also offers a host of advanced and user-friendly features, including a high-magnification viewfinder, a large 2in color LCD monitor and an LCD data panel, and the innovative Auto Picture mode for automatic selection of the proper exposure program. Offering speedy, effortless operations and great portability, the *istDS is the ideal digital SLR for all levels of photographers, including first-timer digital SLR users and families.
For the manufacturers announcement about the Pentax ist DS SLR see: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0409/04091304pentaxistds.asp#press
For a review and specifications of the Pentax *ist-DS see: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/pentaxistds/
Recommended accessories for the Pentax *istDS digital SLR camera:
Pentax *istDS Accessory Kit : 1 GIG high speed secure digital memory card, Pbase Rapid Charger with 4xAA 2500mAh rechargeable batteries (180 Min to full charge), spare set of 4xAA 2500mAh PowerBase rechargeable batteries, Digital Camera Cleaning Cloth $249
Rechargeable AA batteries & Charger - order charger and rechargeable batteries with your camera and save $11.
Spare set of rechargeable 4xAA batteries
Card reader - transfers photos much faster than plugging your camera into the computer, save running down your camera battery
Extended warranty - protect your investment, even minor digital camera repairs usually cost over $260.
Pentax *ist DS wins Camera Magazine Award 2004/05 25/11/2004
"... the *ist DS delivers professional-quality results, and has all the features needed to explore the full potential of digital capture."
"While the *ist DS is a competitor to Canon's Digital Rebel/EOS300D and Nikon's D70, it is a much more compact and lighter dSLR than either of these." Megapixel.net