Pentax *ist DS Hands-On Preview: Digital Photography Review
A cheaper version of Pentax's 1st DSLR, the *ist d, the *ist DS offers a lower price [near canon 300D levels] but with less functions compared to its big brother. SD memory [instead of the established CF in the DSLR class] may harm its sales. While it's wonderful that Pentax is shrinking the size of the DSLR, offthebeatenpath thinks it is limiting for Pentax to use a SD slot to appeal to compact digital camera upgraders. Existing SD card users migrating from compact digital cameras can just buy a SD-to-CF adaptor to fit a CF slot. CF is superior to SD in cost and capacity.