*ist DS SLR

*ist DS SLR

Pentax *ist DS SLR Review

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Pentax *ist DSSS




Playback Features


Pentax *ist DS SLR

Pressing the Play button brings up the last image captured full screen on the LCD. The current folder and file number is in the upper right corner. Press the 4-way controller to the right or left to scroll through the images.



Pentax *ist DS SLR

Press the INFO button once to display a histogram





Pentax *ist DS SLR

Press the INFO button a second time to display the exposure details.





Pentax *ist DS SLR

Rotate the e-dial to the left to enable the thumbnail preview mode with 9 images per screen. Navigate with the 4-way controller and display any image in full screen mode by rotating the e-dial to the right or pressing OK.



Pentax *ist DS SLR

Rotate the e-dial to the right to enlarge the playback image, each time you rotate the dial the image is magnified more until you reach the maximum of 12x, there are 15 steps in all. At any magnification step you can scroll around inside of the image by using the 4-way controller.



Pentax *ist DS SLR

Press the Trashcan (delete) button to erase image(s).





Pentax *ist DS Digital SLR

Playback Menu:

  • Playback display method - Images only, Image+histogram, Image+details, Last memory
  • Hot spot warning - Off, Instant Review, Instant Review + Playback
  • Digital Filter - Apply B&W, Sepia, Soft Focus or Slim filter effect
  • Slideshow - Automated slide show with 3, 5, 10 or 30 sec picture delay




Pentax *ist DS Digital SLR

Setup options:

  • Format - Format the SD card
  • Beep - Enable/disable button beep sounds
  • Date Adjust - Set internal clock's time and date
  • World Time - Setup world time zones
  • Language - Menu language (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Guide display - Enable or disable the onscreen guides (explanations of modes)
  • Brightness Level - Adjust LCD backlight intensity
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL signal timing
  • Transfer Mode - Set USB port for PC or Printer mode
  • Auto Power Off - Auto-Off time delay (off, 1m, 3m, 10m, 15m, 30m)
  • File # - Serial (automatically number) or Reset
  • Sensor Cleaning - Mirror up to clean CCD imager
  • Reset - Return all settings to default other than date/time, language, video out and world time.






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