Pentax announces smallest, lightest digital SLR to date
By Mike Hanlon
August 21, 2003
Friday August 22, 2003
PENTAX has announced the upcoming release of the smallest, lightest digital SLR camera to date - the *ist D. Capturing 6.1 effective megapixels,the *ist D is equipped 22 user-adjustable custom functions, sophisticated autofocus system, 1/4000-second high-speed shutter and is compatible with existing PENTAX 35mm format interchangeable lenses and accessories.
Recently selected as the "Best 35mm SLR Camera in Europe 2003-2004" by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) based in Europe, the *ist incorporates a 1,8 inch 118,000-pixel LCD monitor, a stainless-steel chassis to protect the interior mechanisms from shock and the device measures only 129mm" wide, 94.5mm high and 60mm thick, and weighs a mere 550 grams without batteries.
Further details are available at PENTAX Australian distributor www.crkennedy.com.au.