LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax ist DS2 has a Fixed Type 2.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 210k dots. At only 2.5″, the screen is on the smaller side and 210kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
ist DS2 has a built-in Optical viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 95% and a magnification ratio of 0.64x. 95% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax ist DS2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
ist DS2 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Pentax ist DS2 features a Phase Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Pentax ist DS2, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of and save in and formats. is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
ist DS2 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Pentax ist DS2 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax ist DS2 has a USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Pentax ist DS2 Features Compared to Main Competitors