Pentax IQZoom 928M QD 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

Pentax IQZoom 928M QD 35mm Point and Shoot Camera
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Congratulations on your purchase of the
PENTAX MQZoaSZ5M and welcome to the
world of Pentax zoom compact photogra-
phy! Your compact, light weight camera is
a great companion to preserve your
favorite memories. Please read this manu-
al carefully before operating the camera to
take consistently superior pictures and pay
special attention to the cautions and notes
in this Operating Manual.
* Pictures and illustrations shown herein
may differ from the camera’s actual
* lllustrations in this operating manual are
Icon indications used in this manual
Operation direction «Qu |
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Lamp blinking
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Although we have carefully designed this camera for safe operation, please be sure to fol-
low the following precautions.
This mark indicates precautions that if not followed, could result in
serious injury to the operator.
This mark indicates precautions that, if not followed, could result in
minor or medium injury to the operator or damage to the equipment.
The electric circuits inside the camera
contain high voltage working parts. Never
attempt to disassemble the camera your-
e Never touch internal parts of the camera
if they become exposed, as there is dan-
ger of electric shock.
* Wrapping the strap around your neck is
dangerous.Make sure that small children
do not the strap caught their neck. -
* Be sure to store batteries out of the reach
of children. Seek medical assistance
immediately if accidentally swallowed.
Use of the flash near anyone’s eyes may
be harmful, especially for infants.
* Remove the battery from the camera
immediately if it becomes hot or begins to
smoke. Be careful not to burn yourself
during removal.
Precautions when taking pictures
* Do not allow the camera to get wet. Should the
camera get wet wipe it off immediately with a
dry soft cloth.
* Do not drop the camera or allow it to hit a solid
object. If the camera suffers a severe shock or
impact, take it to a Pentax service center for
* Be careful not to subject the camera to strong
vibrations, shock or pressure. Cushion the
camera during transportation.
* Condensation on the interior or the exterior of
the camera may be harmful to the camera
mechanism. When taking the camera from a
warm temperature to a subfreezing one or vice
versa, put the camera into a case or plastic
bag so that any changes in temperature differ-
ence is minimized. Do not remove it from the
bag until the temperature has stabilized.
* Regular size color prints may cut off what
appears on the extreme edges of the film
frame. Compose your picture with a margin of
safety at the edges.
Precautions for storage
* Avoid leaving the camera for extended periods
in places where temperature and humidity are
high, such as in a car.
* Store the camera in a cool, dry place with good
air circulation that is free of dirt, dust, or chem-
Precautions tor proper care
* Use a blower and lens brush t6 remove dust
accumulated on the lens or the viewfinder win-
* To clean the external camera surfaces - but not
glass surfaces - use a dry or silicone-treated
* Never use solvents such as paint thinner, alco-
hol or benzene to clean the camera.
Other precautions
* The temperature range at which this camera
functions properly is 50°C to -10°C (122°F to
The PENTAX warranty provided is only for the
repair of defects in materials or workmanship.
Damage of any kind cannot be repaired at no
charge under the term of the warranty. If the
difficulty is caused as a direct result of the
product being used in conditions contrary to
the instructions outlined in this manual,
charges will be assessed or a repair quotation
will be provided. ВЕ
LCD (Liquid-crystal display)
* When the LCD is exposed to high tempera-
tures over about 60°C, it may blacken, but
when the temperature normalizes, it will return
to normal.
« The LCD may also slow down in response to
lower temperatures, but this is a normal char-
acteristic of an LCD.
* Use one 3V lithium battery, type CR-123A or
the equivalent.
e Misuse of a battery can cause hazards such as
leakage, overheating, explosions, etc. The bat-
tery should be inserted with the “+” and “-”
sides facing correctly.
* Never try to disassemble, short or recharge the
battery. Do not dispose of the battery in fire.
* Battery performance may be temporarily hin-
dered in low temperatures, but will recover in
normal temperatures.
O Shutter release button
O AF/Infinity-Landscape button
O Drive button (p.27)
@ Red-eye reduction flash button (p.25)
@ Mode button (p.25)
© Date button (p.34)
O LCD panel
© Built-in flash
© Remote control receiver (p.31)
® Self-timer lamp (p.30)
O Viewfinder window
® Lens
@® Autofocus window
O Spotbeam window (p.18)
® Light senser window
® Strap lug (p.7)
O Diopter adjustment dial (p.11)
@® Viewfinder eyepiece
® Green lamp
@ Red lamp
@ Panorama switch (p.24)
@ Main switch
@& Zoom lever (p.17)
@ Back cover release lever (p.12)
@ Battery chamber cover (p.8)
& Mid-roll rewind button (p.15)
@ Tripod socket
6 Film information window
@ Back cover
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O Data information (p.34) O Bulb (p.29)
@ Exposure counter (p.13) O Red-eye Reduction function
© Battery exhaustion warning (p.9) (p.25)
@ Infinity-Landscape Mode (p.20) {® Remote control shooting (p.31)
© Flash off (p.28, 29) ® Self-timer (p.30)
@ Flash on (p.26, 28, 29) @ Spot AF Mode (p.21)
@ Slow-speed-shutter (p.28) ® Zoom lever (p.17, 35)
* For safe use of your camera ............ 1
* Precautions for your camera ............ 2
* Precautions for battery usage ............ 3
* Names of working parts .................. 4
* LCD panel ee 5
* Table of contents 6
Strap attachment .................e...—...e—.. 7
Installing / Replacing Battery — ............ 8
Battery exhaustion warning ............... 9
Main switon REn 9
Viewfinder Displays ........................ 10
Lamp Indications ........................e.. 11
Diopter adjustment ........................ 11
Loading / Unloading the film ...... 12-14
Rewinding Film in mid-roll ............... 15
Holding the camera ........................ 16
Operating the 28-90mm zoom lens ...17
Composing and Focusing —............... 18
Hard-To-Autofocus Subjects ............ 19
Lnfinity-Landscape Mode ............... 20
Spot Focus o.oo eee 21
Focus-Lock Shooting ..................... 22
Panorama Mode — ...............ree.eemm.e. 24
Flash photography —........................ 25
* Flash effective range ..................... 26
Shooting Modes —........................... 27
Slow Shutter Speeds Modes ............ 28
Bulb Modes —...................e.eeeervevereo 29
Self-timer photography ..................... 30
Using wireless remote control (option)... 31
Date Model ...................... 2.0... 34
Trouble shooting — ................e...eem.... 36
Specifications ...................e.erevemmre.. 38
Warranty policy .........................m... 40
Fit the strap on the camera as illustrat-
* Use the illustrated part for opening the
battery chamber cover or pushing the
mid-roll rewind button.
Ensure that the power is OFF before replac- On the DATE MODEL, the time is initialized to
ing the battery. 0 00 and (----) bar appears on the LCD panel
when the battery chamber cover is opened.
1 Open the battery chamber cover as Correct the time. See page 34.
2 Insert one lithium battery (type CR-123A or
the equivalent) with the plus/minus (+/-)
sides matching the indications in the bat-
tery compartment.
3 Close the battery chamber cover. Ensure
that the cover is locked with a click.
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When the battery is nearly exhausted, the bat-
tery symbol (<=) appears on the LCD panel to
warn you. Replace the battery as soon as possi-
ble. When (2) starts blinking, no operations
can be performed.
Battery life (using 24-exposure film rolls):
Approx. 15 rolls using flash 50% of the time
(using the CR-123A battery and under Pentax
testing conditions). Actual battery life/perfor-
mance may vary drastically depending on usage
of Power Zoom, Flash and external conditions
such as temperature and freshness of the bat-
To switch ON, set the main switch to the ON
When the power turns ON, the lens slightly
extends and the lens cover opens. The camera
is now ready to shoot.
* If the camera is ON and left unused for over 3
minutes, the lens automatically retracts and
the power is switched OFF to save the battery.
O Spot AF Frame
Select the Spot AF frame to focus on a par-
ticular spot in the frame.
O and O Multi-focus Frame
For normal photography, compose the scene
within this frame. When the lens is set at the
28mm setting, compose the scene within the
AF frame @. When the lens is set at the
90mm setting, compose the scene within the
AF frame €.
* For other lengths, the range widens as the
focal length increases from 28mm to 90mm.
Close distance compensation frame.
When the camera-to-subject-distance is closer
than 1m, compose the scene within this frame.
* When the camera-to-subject distance is less
than 1m, the panorama photography is not rec-
ommended due to a substantial difference
between what you see through the viewfinder
verses the picture you will obtain the actual pic-
ture taking area.
When you depress the shutter release button
halfway down, the green lamp and/or red lights
up or blinks as shown above.
O Green lamp (Focus status AF) :
When the subject is in focus, it will light up to
indicate that you can take the picture. When
the subject is not in focus, it will blink, indi-
cating that you cannot take the picture.
@ Red lamp (Flash status 4):
When the flash is ready to discharge, it will
light up. When the flash is being charged, it
will blink.
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Aim the camera toward a bright subject.
While looking through the viewfinder, rotate
the diopter adjustment dial to the right or left
until the AF frame appears in the sharpest
Slide the back cover release lever down
and pull the back cover.
Place the film cartridge in the film cham-
ber by fitting the flat side onto the top of
the rewind shaft first and then slide the
top end of the film cartridge into the cam-
Pull the film leader out far enough from
the cartridge to reach the take-up spool.
Align the tip of the film with the film leader
end mark @ and ensure the film is placed
properly between the film guides.
e If there is dirt on the film detector @, film can-
not be wound properly.
* Ensure the film is taut as illustrated on the illus-
tration. Take up any slack in the film by push-
ing it back into the cartridge.
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4 After the back cover is closed, the film Automatic film speed setting
automatically advances to the first frame. This camera is designed to use DX-coded films
5 When “;” appears in the exposure counter with ISO rating from 25 to 3200. When any of
on the LCD panel, the film automatically these films are loaded, the proper film speed is
stops winding. automatically set.
6 If (£) blinks on the LCD panel, the film is
not properly loaded. Reload the film. Notes:
* Non-DX coded films should not be used. If
* The exposure counter indication will remain on Non-DX coded film is used, the film speed is
even if the main switch is turned OFF. automatically set to the ISO 25.
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1 Rewinding the film
After you have exposed the last frame of
the roll, the lens retracts and the film
rewinds automatically, the motor stops,
and (2) blinks as shown to indicate that
the film has been rewound.
A 24-exposure roll of film takes about 20 sec-
onds to be rewound.
« During rewinding, the exposure counter counts
frame numbers in reverse.
2 Unloading film
To unload the film, open the back cover,
and remove the cartridge from the cham-
ber by pulling the top of the film cartridge
out first with your finger.
Never open the back cover until the whole film
roll is rewound.
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If you wish to unload a film before exposing
all the frames, push the mid-roll rewind but-
ton with the protrusion part of the strap
clamp; the lens retracts and then film
rewinding starts. When rewind is complet-
ed, the motor stops, and (5) blinks, indi-
cating that the back cover may be opened
Keep the camera as still as possible, Notes:
and gently depress the shutter release < Do not hold the zoom lens because it
button. If too much force is applied, the moves back and forth while in operation.
camera is likely to shake, and the pic- Make sure not to obstruct the autofocus
ture will be blurred. When using the window, lens, light sensor window or the
flash with the camera positioned verti- built-in flash with your fingers, hair or
cally, hold the camera so that the flash other object.
is above the lens.
The standard format allows a shooting
range from co (infinity) to 0.5m (1.65ft).
Pushing the zoom buttom on the right (5) moves
the lens towards the 90mm telephoto setting.
Pushing the zoom buttom on the left (asa)
moves the lens moves towards the wide-angle
28mm setting. When the lens zooms to the
desired setting, release the zoom bottom and
depress the shutter release button fully to take
* Do not apply force to the zoom lens as doing
so causes damage to the camera.
* The shutter cannot be released while the lens
is zooming. 17
1 After zooming the lens, compose the
scene, and place the autofocus frame
on the subject. Release the shutter.
Focus aid illuminator
In low light situations and/or hard-to-auto-
focus subjects, a red light is automatically
projected to assist the autofocus system
when the shutter
release button
depressed halfway down.
2 Check the lamp indication:
When the subject is in focus, the green
lamp will light up.
* The green lamp blinks if the subject is
too close or if the subject is difficult to
* |f the autofocus window is dirty, the auto-
focus may not function properly.
a) Extremely low-contrast subjects such as
a white wall or blue sky in the autofocus
b) Subjects which don't reflect much light
in the autofocus frame.
c) Fast moving subjects.
d) Subjects with horizontal lines or com-
plex or detailed patterns in the autofo-
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e) Multiple subjects in foreground of the
autofocus frame.
f) Subjects positioned against reflected or
strong backlight or with extremely bright
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Use the Infinity-Landscape Mode to lock
the focus at infinity or to take a picture of a
distant scene through a window.
Press the AF/Infinity-Landscape button
repeatedly until (aa) appears on the
LCD panel.
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* The flash will not discharge in the auto
exposure mode even in dark light situa-
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Select the Spot AF Mode to focus on a par-
ticular spot in the frame.
1 Depress the AF/Infinity-Landscape 2 Focus on the subject
button so that the [SPOT AF] appears Focus on the subject with the Spot
on the LCD panel. AF frame [( )] in the center of the
When taking a photograph like the
one shown above, if the photograph
is taken with the camera in this set-
ting, the focus will be placed on the
subject in the very front of the (( ))
and will not focus on the main sub-
ject in the back. In this case, use the
Spot AF frame and focus-lock tech-
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2 Focus on the subject with the autofo-
cus frame (( )).
3 Depress the shutter release button
halfway down. The green lamp in the
viewfinder lights up and the expo-
sure and focus are temporarily
* The focus will not change as long as the
green lamp is lit (Focus lock).
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4 While holding the shutter release but-
ton halfway down, re-aim the camera
or recompose the picture, then press
the release button all the way to
release the shutter.
* You can release focus lock simply by lift-
ing your finger from the shutter release
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You can switch between the panorama format
and standard format picture taking mode at any
time by moving the panorama switch. The
panorama format picture allows horizontally
positioned dynamic pictures to be taken (approx.
13x36mm on film).
1 Move the pañorama switch to ( P ) to
select the panorama format mode.
* When the picture frame is switched to panora-
ma, the viewfinder switches to the horizontal
panorama format frame.
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2 Compose the scene as you would normal-
ly and release the shutter.
* When the camera-to-subject distance is less
than 1m (3.3ft), use of the panorama format is
not recommended.
* Panorama format processing facilities differ
depending on the area and requirements. Your
local film processor of camera dealers will
advise you on all the options to you.
Automatic Flash Emission
The flash automatically discharges in low light or
in a backlit conditions. When the shutter release
button is pressed halfway down, the red lamp
lights up indicating that the flash is ready. If the
red lamp blinks, the built-in flash is being
charged and the shutter cannot be released.
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To select the various flash modes, depress the mode button (3).
Slow-Shutter Slow-Speed — Bulb
Auto Daylight- Bulb-Sync
Sync Speed Sync (Flash OFF) (Flash ON)
(Flash ON) (Flash OFF) (Flash ON)
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« For normal use, set the auto exposure mode
as shown in above.
« The camera is automatically re-set to the Auto
Exposure Mode when the power is turned off.
Red-Eye Reduction Flash Function
1 To reduce the red-eye phenomenon, depress the red-
eye reduction flash button (®).
2 With this mode, the flash discharges two consecutive
times, reducing the appearance of the red-eye effect.
To cancel this mode, depress the red-eye reduction
flash button again. 25
FLASH EFFECTIVE RANGE (Color negative film)
Lens 28mm 90mm
ISO meters 444 meters
25 0.5-1.8 05-1.0
(1.65 - 5.9ft) (1.65 - 3.3ft)
50 05-26 05-14
(1.65 - 8.5ft) (1.65 - 4.6ft)
100 0.5 - 3.7 0.5 - 2.0
(1.65 - 12ft) (1.65 - 6.6ft)
200 0.5 - 5.2 05-28
(1.65 - 17ft) (1.65 - 9.2ft)
400 05-74 0.5 - 3.9
(1.65 - 24ft) (1.65 - 13ft)
800 0.68* - 10.4 0.5 - 5.5
(2.25 - 3.4ft) (1.65 - 18ft)
1600 1.0* - 14.7 0.5-7.8
(3.3 - 48ft) (1.65 - 26ft)
3200 1.4* - 20.8 0.5 - 11.0
| (4.6* - 68ft) (1.65 - 36ft)
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occur at close range due to the films high sen-
Daylight-Sync Shooting
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Depress the mode button (+) until (s)
appears on the LCD panel.
In this mode, the flash will always discharge in
both dark and bright conditions. When a portrait
is taken with the subject in a backlight situation,
the front of the subject may be cast in shadow.
In such a case, use the Daylight-Sync Shooting
Mode (Flash-ON Mode) within the flash effective
range to take a picture. This will ensure that a
picture is well exposed without any shadow.
When you wish to discharge the flash, use this
* Make sure youre within the flash-effective
range even when you use the built- in flash as
a fill-in flash in daylight.
To set various shooting modes, depress
the drive button (Omon).
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Self-Timer Remote Control
Shooting “Shooting
* For normal use, set the Single-Frame
Shooting Mode.
To set various focusing modes, depress
the AF/Infinity-Landscape button (AF).
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Five-point infinity-Landscape Spot AF
AF mode mode mode
* For normal use, set the Five-point AF
Shooting Mode
Slow Shutter
Speed (Flash-
OFF =a)
Depress the mode button (3) until (sa)
appears on the LCD panel.
In this mode, the flash does not discharge,
and a picture is taken at a slow shutter
speed up to approx. 2 seconds. Use this
mode in places where flash photography is
prohibited or for a natural existing light
effect in low ambient photography.
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Depress the mode button (3) until (32)
appears on the LCD panel.
It is possible to photograph subjects and
background in a balanced way by using the
built-in flash to properly expose the fore-
ground subject and a slow-speed to
expose the low light background.
* When shooting in low light, the shutter
speed gets slower, and camera shake is
likely to blur your picture. Use of a tripod
is recommended.
* In all flash modes make sure you are
within the flash-effective range.
Bulb Mode (B)
Depress the
N A mode button
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appears on the LCD panel.
This mode is useful for long exposures
required for shooting fireworks and night
scenes. Use of a tripod is recommended.
Mode (+B)
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Ne QO 0 mode button
(%) until (4B) appears on the LCD panel.
This lets you use the flash in addition to the
Bulb Mode, so you can take a portrait pho-
tograph with a night scene in the back-
Bulb Mode, approx. 3 sec. (ISO 400)
e In all flash modes make sure you are
within the flash-effective range.
The shutter remains open as long as the
shutter release button held down.
» Use of a tripod is recommended.
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Use the self-timer if you wish to get in the pic-
ture. Use of a tripod is recommended.
1 Depress the drive button (Om) until (5)
appears on the LCD panel.
2 Assure that the subject is within the AF
frame in the viewfinder. Depress the shut-
ter release button fully.
The shutter will be released in about 10 sec-
onds. When the self-timer is working, the Self-
Timer symbol (5) blinks on the LCD panel, and
the Self-Timer lamp blinks 3 seconds before the
shutter is released.
To cancel
To stop the self-timer operation at any time after
its been activated, set the main switch to the
OFF position or depress one of any buttons
except the shutter release button.
* Do not stand directly in front of the camera
when starting the Self-Timer, as the camera
will focus on you, not the main subject. Be sure
that you are behind, or next to the camera
when starting the Self-Timer.
* When you want to use the flash with the self-
timer, ensure that the red flash-ready lamp is lit
before starting the self-timer
If you have purchased the optional wire-
less remote control, read this section.
The wireless remote control allows you to
trip the shutter at a distance. The shutter
will be released 3 seconds after the shutter
release button on the remote control is
» Use a tripod when shooting with the wire-
less remote control. |
* When the remote control is used, the
Self-Timer Shooting Mode and the
Infinity-Landscape Mode cannot be used.
* Use the remote control to take pictures in
the Bulb mode to avoid camera shake.
While the remote control's shutter release
button is held down, the shutter remains
open up to a max. of 1 minutes.
Name of parts
Shutter release button
Remote control transmitter
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Remote Control Shooting Mode
1 Depress the camera’s drive button
(mon) repeatedly until (mom) sym-
bol appears on the LCD panel.
* If the shutter is released by the camera’s
release button, picture will be taken in the
ordinary shooting mode.
* When the camera is set in the Remote
Control Shooting Mode and left unused
for 5 minutes, the lens automatically
retracts and the Single-frame Mode is
2 Compose the scene and frame the
subject with the AF frame.
Aim the remote control transmitter towards
the remote control receiver on the camera,
and then depress the shutter release but-
ton on the remote control.
« The self-timer lamp blinks rapidly for 3
seconds and then the shutter is released.
* Focus cannot be locked when the remote
control is in use. The subject framed in
the AF frame will be in focus when the
remote control's shutter release button is
Operating Distance of the Wireless
Remote Control from the camera’s
front: within approx. 5m (16ft) straight
in front of the camera
* The remote control may not work in a
backlight situation. In this case, use the
camera's shutter release button in the
Self-Timer Mode to take pictures.
* The remote control does not work while
the flash is being charged.
Battery life on the Remote Control
About 30,000 commands can be issued
using the Remote Control with a battery
installed. If the battery is exhausted,
please have it replaced at your local
Pentax Service center (there is a charge
for this service).
If you purchased the DATE model, read
this section.
The dating unit automatically switches the
DATE position between the standard and
panorama according to the format mode
* The DATE model records dates up to the
year 2030 on pictures.
* Year 2000 will be imprinted [ 00 ] on pic-
Switching the Mode
Press the DATE button
with your finger, the mode
on the LCD panel switch-
es as shown.
* The data on the LCD
panel will be imprinted on the film.
* “----" indicates no data will be imprinted.
* “M” on the LCD panel indicates “Month”.
Correcting the date
Switch the power on.
Pressing the DATE button for 3 seconds:
the “Year” digits and (+=) will blink.
Each time the DATE button is depressed,
the blinking digits changes in the follow-
ing manner:
Year - Month - Day - Hours - Minutes
Release the button when the desired digits
appear. |
. Move the zoom lever on the right or left
side when you wish to change the blinking
digits. The digits increase by one each
time the zoom lever moves to the right and
the digits decreases by one each time the
left zoom lever moves to the left. Holding
the zoom lever for about one second will
change the data continuously.
. After the data has been adjusted, depress
the DATE button repeatedly until blinking
* The blinking “minutes” allows precise fine-tun-
ing of the internal clock to the beginning of a
specified minute. When “minutes digits” are
blinking, depress the DATE button in sync with
a time signal.
* |f you release the shutter while the blinking
data is being corrected, the data will not be
* |f there is a white or yellow object in the corner .
of the picture where the data is imprinted, the
data may be difficult to read. When composing
your photographs, try to avoid brightly-colored
subjects in that corner.
What appears troublesome may be easily remedied. Here are some problems that may
occur and their remedies.
Symptoms Causes and Remedies
1. The shutter cannot be released. | = Is the main switch turned OFF? If so, turn it ON. See page 9.
* Is the battery exhausted? Insert new battery. See page 8.
* Is (8) blinking on the LCD panel? The film has been used up.
Insert a new roll. See page 12.
| * ls (£) blinking on the LCD panel? The film has not been
| loaded properly. Reload the film. See page 13.
2. My printed pictures don't look | * Did you position the autofocus frame on your subject? See
very clear. page 18.
| * Did you obstruct the autofocus window with your fingers, hair
| or other object. See page 16.
* Is the autofocus window dirty? Wipe it off. See page 18.
3. Zoom lens retracted automati- | » The power is automatically switched OFF if the camera is left
cally (the power is turned off! unused for over 3 minutes. See page 9.
automatically) * When the camera is ON and left unused for more than 5 min-
utes in the Remote Control shooting mode, the camera auto-
matically switches itself OFF to save battery power. Turn the
power ON again. See page 32.
Causes and Remedies
4. The Remote Control does not |e The operable distance of the Remote Control is approx. 5m
from the front. See page 33.
* The Remote Control may not operate in a backlit situation.
See page 33.
The flash is being charged. Wait until it fully charges. See
page 33.
« |s the battery for the remote control exhausted? See page 33.
5. The flash discharges, though it|e The flash discharges automatically in a backlit situation. See
is not dark.
page 25.
» Daylight sync mode has been set. See page 26.
6. The (- -) mark is displayed on the | ¢ If either mark disappears when the zoom lever is moved, the
LCD panel.
camera is ready for use. The camera may be defective if
either mark appears often.
Type 35mm fully automatic lens-shutter with built-in zoom lens and auto flash
Film Auto film speed setting with 35mm perforated DX-coded film with ISO rating from 25-
3200 (1EV step). Non-DX coded films are automatically set to ISO25
Рогта!: — — — — — — 24x36mm (Approx. 13x36 in panorama format)
Film loading: —— Auto film loading. Closing the back cover will automatically wind the film to first exposure.
Film winding: —— Auto film winding (single-frame)
Film rewinding: —— Auto film rewinding at the end of roll. Auto stop upon completion of rewinding. Rewinding
time: approx. 20sec. with 24-exposure film. Rewinding in mid-roll provided.
Frame number: ——— Automatic readout of successive frame numbers in ascending order when shooting, and
descending order when rewinding.
Lens: Pentax power zoom 28-90mm f/4.8 - 10.9 7 elements in 5 groups, Angle of view: 75 - 27°
Focusing system: Pentax phase-matching passive five-point autofocus system. Autofocusing range: 0.5m
(1.651) - infinity, Maximum magnification: approx. 0.22X. Focus lock is provided. Infinity-
landscape mode (focus is fixed to infinity), Focus aid illuminator is automatically emitted
in low light/ or hard-to-autofocus subject.
Zooming: ————— Electronic zoom
Shutter: ——— Programmed AE electronic shutter with speed approx.1/300 - 2 sec. Bulb: 1/2 sec.-1min,
Electromagnetic release.
Self-timer: ———— Electronic lamp indication. Approx.10 sec. Cancellation after activation is possible.
Viewfinder: ———— Standard/panorama switchable, Actual image zoom viewfinder, Viewfinder area: 80%,
Magnification: 0.30X (28mm WIDE) - 0.87X (90mm TELE), Diopter adjustment: -3 to +
1m“, Five-point AF frames for Wide-angle and Telephoto settings, Spot AF frame, Picture
frame, Close distance compensation frame, Panorama format picture area, Green lamp
lighting: in-focus signal Green lamp blinking: When subject is too close and/or hard-to-
autofocus subject, Red lamp lighting: Flash-ready status, Red lamp blinking: Flash being
Programmed auto-exposure control with multi (2) metering system, Range: EV9.5 - EV18
at 28mm WIDE, EV13 - EV20 at 90mm TELE in Auto or Daylight-Sync Mode (ISO 400),
EV4 - EV1i8 at 28mm WIDE EV6 -EV20 at 90mm in Slow-Shutter-Speed Mode (ISO 400),
Automatic exposure compensation in a backlit situation.
Flash; ————————— Built-in flash with red-eye reduction mode, Automatic discharge in low lighting and back-
lighting situations in auto mode, Flash ON=Day-light Sync/Slow-Shutter-Speed Sync (up
to 2 sec.), Flash-OFF Mode, Bulb-Sync 1/2 sec. - imin.
Flash effective range: — 0.5 (1.65ft) -7.4m (24ft) (28mm WIDE), 0.5(1.65ft) - 3.9m (13ft} (30mm TELE) (ISO 400film
Flash recycling time; — used).
Power source: —— Approx. 5 sec. under Pentax testing conditions.
Battery life: -—————— One 3V lithium battery (CR-123A or the equivalent)
Approx. 15rolls of 24exposure film when 50% of shooting uses flash (under Pentax test-
ing conditions}
(4-78) appears on the LCD panel, Shutter is locked when ( +=) is blinking.
Exposure control:
Battery exhaustion
Size & Weight: ——— 114.5 (W) x 67.5 (H) x 46.0 (D) mm (4.5” x 2.7” x 1.8") 230g (8.102) without battery
Date mechanism:
Crystal quartz controlled; LCD with digital clock, auto calendar up to 2030. Possible to
imprint both standard and panoramic format frames.
“Year, Month and Day”, “Day, Hour and Minutes, “----” blank, Month, Day and Year” or
“Day, Month and Year”.
Imprinting mode:
Size & Weight: ———— 114.5 (W) x 67.5(H) x 46.0 (D)mm (4.57 x 2.7" x 1.8”) 230g (8.107) without battery
Remote control: —— Infrared wireless remote control, 3-seconds delay shutter release, Effective range: Closer
than 5m when projected from the camera's front.
One lithium battery CR1620 (replaced by Pentax Service facility)
Power source for
Remote Control:
Size & weight for
Remote Control:
22.0 (W) x50.0 (L) x9.5 (D) mm (0.9” x2.0” x0.4”), 9g (0.307) including battery
All Pentax cameras purchased through autho-
rized bona fide photographic distribution chan-
nels are guaranteed against defects of material
or workmanship for a period of twelve months
from date of purchase. Service will be rendered,
and defective parts will be replaced without cost
to you within that period, provided the equip-
ment does not show evidence of impact, sand or
liquid damage, mishandling, tampering, battery
or chemical corrosion, operation contrary to
operating instructions, or modification by an
unauthorized repair shop. The manufacturer or
its authorized representatives shall not be liable
for any repair or alterations except those made
with its written consent and shall not be liable for
damages from delay or loss of use or from other
indirect or consequential damages of any kind,
whether caused by defective material or work-
manship or otherwise; and it is expressly agreed
that the liability of the manufacturer or its repre-
sentatives under all guarantees or warranties,
whether expressed or implied, is strictly limited
to the replacement of parts as herein before pro-
vided. No refunds will be made on repairs per-
formed by non-authorized Pentax service facili-
Procedure During 12-month Warranty Period
Any Pentax which proves defective during the
12 month warranty period should be returned to
the dealer from whom you purchased the equip-
ment or to the manufacturer. If there is no repre-
sentative of the manufacturer in your country,
send the equipment to the manufacturer with
postage prepaid. In this case, it will take a con-
siderable length of time before the equipment
can be returned to you owing to the complicated
customs procedures required. If the equipment
is covered by warranty, repairs will be made and
parts replaced free of charge, and the equip-
ment will be returned to you upon completion of
servicing. If the equipment is not covered by
warranty, regular charges of the manufacturer or
of its representatives will apply. Shipping
charges are to be borne by the owner. If your
Pentax was purchased outside of the country
where you wish to have it serviced during the
warranty period, regular handling and servicing
fees may be charged by the manufacturer's rep-
resentatives in that country. Notwithstanding
this, your Pentax returned to the manufacturer
will be serviced free of charge according to this
procedure and warranty policy.
In any case, however, shipping charges and
customs clearance fees are to be borne by the
sender. To prove the date of your purchase
when required, please keep the receipts or bills
covering the purchase of your equipment for at
least a year. Before sending your equipment for
servicing, please make sure that you are send-
ing it to the manufacture’s authorized represen-
tatives or their approved repair shops, unless
you are sending it directly to the manufacturer.
Always obtain a quotation for the service
charge, and only after you accept the quoted
service charge, instruct the service station to
proceed with the servicing.
This warranty does not apply to Pentax prod-
ucts purchased in the United States.
Therefore, for warranty information regard-
ing Pentax products purchased in the United
States, please read the warranty card sup-
plied with your product.
C € The CE mark is Directive conformity mark
of the European Community (EC).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the users
authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to com-
ply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pur-
suant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate fre-
quency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harm-
ful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encourage to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the fol-
lowing measures:
« Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
e Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
* Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV tech-
nician for help.
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