The Pentax *ist DS digital SLR was announced on 14th September 2004 in the run-up to Photokina 2004. The *ist DS is Pentax's second digital SLR and is aimed at a lower price point than the original *ist D. At the time of writing this review Pentax are quoting a body only price of $ 700 in the US and £ 700 in the UK, essentially the same price as Canon's EOS 300D (Digital Rebel). The *ist DS continues the *ist D's position of being the smallest and lightest digital SLR on the market, it's even slightly smaller. The *ist DS features a six megapixel CCD sensor and has a Pentax K lens mount which supports K, KA, KAF and KAF2 lenses. Just like the *ist D it is also possible to use screw mount lenses, 645 and 67 series lenses with an adapter.