Asahi Pentax IQZoom 115-G Operating Manual

Asahi Pentax IQZoom 115-G Operating Manual
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Congratulations on your purchase of the
PENTAX MQOZooa ISE and welcome to the
world of Pentax zoom compact photogra-
phy! Your compact, light weight camera is a
great companion to preserve your favorite
* Please read this manual carefully before
operating the camera to take consistently
superior pictures.
* Pay special attention to the cautions and
notes in this Operating Manual. Pictures
and illustrations shown herein may differ
from the camera's actual appearance.
® Illustrations in this operating manual are
Icon indicators used in this manual
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Lamp blinking
Although we have carefully designed this camera for safe operation, please be sure to follow precautions
given in this page.
/À\ WARNING This mark indicates precautions that if not followed, could result in se-
rious 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.
e Do not use the flash near anyone's eyes,
e The electric circuits inside the camera
contain high voltage working parts. Never
attempt to disassemble the camera your-
Never touch internal parts of the camera
if they become exposed from dropping the
camera or for some other reason, as there
is danger of electric shock.
Be sure to store batteries out of the reach
of children. Seek medical assistance im-
mediately if accidentally swallowed.
as it may hurt them. Be particularly care-
ful with the flash around infants.
Never try to disassemble, short or re-
charge the battery. Also, do not dispose of
the battery in fire, as it may explode.
Remove the battery from the camera im-
mediately if it becomes hot or begin to
smoke. Be careful not to burn yourself
during removal.
recautions when taking pictures
Do not use the camera where it may come
in contact with rain, water or any other
liquid, because the camera is not weather,
water, or liquid resistant. Should the cam-
era get wet from rain, splashing water, or
any other liquid, 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 se-
vere shock or impact, take it to a Pentax
service center for inspection.
Be careful not to subject the camera to
strong vibrations, shock or pressure. Use a
cushion to protect the camera when carry-
ing it in a motorcycle, car, boat, etc.
Condensation on the interior or the exte-
rior of the camera may be extremely
harmful to the camera mechanism as it
may cause rust. Furthermore, if the cam-
era is taken from warm temperature to a
subfreezing one or vice versa, the forma-
tion of icelets may cause damage. In such
a case, put the camera into a case or plas-
tic bag so that any changes in temperature
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difference is minimized. Do not remove it
from the bag until temperature has stabi-
Precautions for storage
* Avoid leaving the camera for extended pe-
riods in places where temperature and hu-
midity are high such as in a car.
* Do not store the camera in a closet with
mothballs or in a case where chemicals are
handled. Store it in a place with good air
circulation to prevent fungus growth.
Precautions for proper care
* Use a blower and lens brush to remove
dust accumulated on the lens or the view-
finder window.
e Never use solvents such as paint thinner,
alcohol or benzene to clean the camera.
To clean the external camera surfaces, -
but not glass surfaces; using a dry or
silicone-treated cloth is recommended.
Other precautions
* The temperature range at which this cam-
era functions properly is 50°C to -10 °C
(122°F to 14°F)
e To maintain optimum performance, it is
recommended that the camera be in-
spected every one or two years. If the cam-
era has not been used for an extended
period, or is being prepared for an impor-
tant photographic session, It is recom-
mended that you have the camera
inspected or test shoot with it.
o The PENTAX warranty is provided 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 as out lined in the other opera-
tion contrary to the instructions outlined
in this manual, charges will be assessed or
a repair quotation will be provided.
e Use one 3V lithium battery, type CR-2 or
the equivalent.
e Misuse of a battery can cause hazards
such as leakage, overheating, explosions,
etc. The battery should be inserted with
the “+” and “—” sides facing correctly.
e Never try to disassemble, short or re-
charge the battery. Also do not dispose of
the battery in a fire, as it may exploded.
e Battery performance may be temporarily
hindered in low temperatures, but will re-
cover in normal temperatures.
* Keep a spare battery on hand for replace-
ment convenience when shooting outdoors
or while traveling.
* When the camera is in a bag, make sure
the main switch is OFF. Otherwise, bat-
tery power may be wasted if the shutter re-
lease button is accidentally pushed.
© Battery chamber cover (p.8)
@ Main switch (p.10)
© Shutter release button (p.11)
© Drive button (p.23)
@ Mode button (p. 24
O Mid-roll rewind button (p.23)
O Red-eye reduction > button (p. 24) |
O Date button (p.41) |
© LCD panel (p.5)
® Built-in flash
O Remote control receiver (p.33)
@ Self-timer lamp (p.29)
@® Viewfinder window
O Lens
@® Autofocus window
O Spotbeam window (p.18)
O Light sensor window
O Strap lug (p.7)
O Diopter adjustment dial (p.16)
@ Viewfinder eyepiece
@® Green lamp (p.18)
@ Red lamp (p.18)
8 Panorama switch (p.38)
8 Zoom lever (p.12)
@ Back cover release lever (p13)
O Tripod socket
® Film information window
@ Back cover (p.13)
All indications will not actually appear simultaneously as shown.
O Battery Exhaustion
Warning (p.10)
O Data information (p.41)
© Exposure counter (p.15)
© Flash OFF (p.27, p.28)
© Flash ON
(p.26, p.27, p.28)
© Slow-Speed- Shutter (p.27)
© Bulb (p.28)
© Red-eye Reduction feature
O Remote Control Shooting
Mode (p.3
(10) Self-Timer В 29)
® Zoom lever С 42)
® Infinity-Landscape Mode
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2. Installing/ Replacing battery ------------ 8
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5. Operating the 38-115mm zoom lens ---12
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How to select modes
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Taking a picture at a slow shutter speed 27
* Slow Shutter Speed (Flash-OFF) ------ 27
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Taking panorama format picture +++ 38
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| For optimum performance you should fa- 5
. miliarize yourself with certain fundamen-
as ers fang any photographs,
Fit the strap on the camera as illustrated.
¢ Use the illustrated part @ for pushing the
mid-roll rewind button to rewind a film
before exposing all the frames. Use the il-
lustrated part O for opening the battery
chamber cover.
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INSTALLING, REPLACING BATTERY Use one 3V lithium battery (CR-2 or equivalent)
Ensure that the power is OFF before replac-
ing the battery.
1 Open the battery chamber cover by using
the strap as shown in the illustration.
2 Insert one lithium battery with the
plus, minus (+ /—) sides matching the
indications in the battery compartment.
3 Close the battery chamber cover. Ensure
that the cover is locked with a click.
Notes on replacing the battery:
¢ Ensure that the power is OFF before re-
placing the battery.
* The battery is used by both the camera
body and the data function on the DATE
model. After the battery is replaced or re-
moved, the time is initialized to 0 00 and
(----)bar marks appear on the LCD
panel. See page 41 for correcting the time.
* The date and no. of exposed frames are
memorized and unchanged even if the bat-
tery 1s replaced.
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When the battery is nearly exhausted, the
battery symbol (428) appears on the LCD
panel to warn you. Replace the battery as
soon as possible. When = starts blinking,
no operations can be performed.
‘ Battery life (using 24-exposure film rolls):
Approx. 8 rolls using flash 50% of the time
(using the CR-2 battery and under Pentax
testing conditions). Actual battery
life/ performance may vary drastically de-
pending on usage of Power Zoom, Flash and
external conditions such as temperature and
freshness of the battery.
Main switch
To switch ON, slide the main switch to the
direction of the arrow as illustrated. When
the power turns ON, the lens slightly ex-
tends and the lens cover opens. The camera
is now ready to shoot. To switch OFF, slide
the main switch again.
* When not in use, ensure that the camera is
switched OFF.
* If the camera is ON and left unused for
over 3 minutes, the lens automatically re-
tracts and the power is switched OFF to
save the battery.
See page 8 when the battery exhaustion
symbol (M) appears on the LCD panel.
Use one lithium battery (type CR-2 or the
equivalent). The battery is used by both
the camera and the data function on the
DATE model to keep constant track of
time. After the battery is replaced, correct
the time. The date and the no. of frames
are memorized and unchanged even if the
battery is replaced.
Keep the camera as still as possible, and gen-
tly depress the shutter release button. (If too
much force is applied, the camera is likely to
shake, and the picture will be blurred.) Try
to brace your elbows against a stable, sta-
tionary object such as a wall.
e After releasing the shutter, keep the cam-
era steady until the lens stpops moving.
* Do not hold the zoom lens because it
moves back and forth while in operation.
e Make sure not to obstruct the autofocus
window, lens, light sensor window or the
built-in flash with your fingers, hair or
other object.
e When using the flash with the camera po-
sitioned vertically, hold the camera so that
the flash is above the lens.
When you move the zoom lever to the right ( 4),
the lens moves towards the 115mm telephoto setting
and frames the subject more closely. When you
move the zoom lever to the left (444), the lens moves
towards the wide-angle 38mm setting.
* 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
Ensure the power is off
a” FILM LOADING (before inserting the film. )
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1 Slide the back cover release lever down
and pull the back to open the back cover as
* Always load and unload a film in the
shade or by using your body to shade the
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2 Place the film cartridge in the film chamber by
fitting its flat side on the top of the rewind shaft
first and then slide the top end of the film
cartride into the camera.
3 Pull the film leader out far enough from the car-
tridge to reach the take-up spool. Align the tip of
the film with the film leader end mark @.
4 After the back cover is closed, the film auto-
matically advances to the first frame.
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* Ensure the film is placed properly between
the film guides.
* If there is dirt on the film detector @, film
cannot be wound properly.
* Ensure the film is taut as illustrated on the
illustration. Take up any slack in the film
by pushing it back into the cartridge.
* If the end of the film leader is extremely
bent, straighten it or cut off the bent por-
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5 When “/ ” appears in the exposure counter
on the LCD panel, the film automatically
stops winding. The indication appears as
shown above.
6 If ( £) blinks on the LCD panel, it means
the film is not properly loaded. Reload the
* The exposure counter indication will re-
main on even if the main switch is turned
Automatic film speed setting
This camera is designed to use DX-coded
films with ISO rating from 25 to 3200.
When any of these films are loaded, the
proper film speed is automatically set for the
e Non-DX coded films cannot be used. If
Non-DX coded film is used, the film speed
is automatically set to ISO 25.
e À film with ISO 400 film speed is recom-
mended to get less image blur and to cover
more of the photographic situations.
e Use high-speed films with ISO 800 or
higher mainly for shooting indoors or in
dimly-lit conditions.
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 sharp-
@ oar est focus.
Os * Be sure to adjust the diopter before use.
Closer than 1.2m
When the autofocus frame in the viewfinder is not
clearly seen, adjust the diopter by moving the
diopter adjustment dial.
© Autofocus frame
Focus on the subject with this frame.
Close distance compensation frame
—e When the camera-to-subject-distance is closer
than 1.2m, compose the scene within this frame.
e Regular size color prints may cut off what ap-
pear on the extreme edge of the film frame.
Compose your picture with a margin of safety at
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When you depress the shutter release button
halfway down, the lamp @ and/or @
lights up or blinks as shown above.
O Green lamp (Focus status) :
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,
indicating that you cannot take the picture
because the camera-to-subject distance is too
close or is a hard-to-autofocus subject.
O Red lamp (Flash status) :
When the flash is ready to discharge, it will
P INDICATIONS [Shooting distance: 0.65 (2.1ft) - co (infinity) ]
light up. When the flash is being charged, it
will blink.
Shooting ranges (effective camera-to-subject
* The standard format and panorama for-
mat allow a shooting range from æ (in-
finity) to 0.65m (2.1 ft).
Focus aid illuminator
In low light situations and/or hard-to-
autofocus subjects, the focus aid illuminator
automatically emits a striped pattern to as-
sist the autofocus system when the shutter
release button is depressed halfway down.
This camera uses the five-point AF system
to focus the subject. Even if the subject is
slightly off the center of the AF frame, the
subject will easily be brought into focus.
1 Composing the scene
After zooming the lens and composing
your scene, focus on the subject with the
autofocus frame
2 Checking the lamp indication
Depress the shutter release button halfway
down. When the subject is in focus, the
green lamp will light up.
e The green lamp blinks when the camera is
not able to obtain proper focus for one of
the following reasons. |
OThe subject is too close.
@The subject is difficult to autofocus. See
page 37.
e If the autofocus window is dirty, the
autofocus may not function properly.
3 Shooting
Depress the shutter release button fully,
and the shutter will be released. Then, the
film automatically advances to the next
* If you wish to focus on another subject,
lift your finger from the shutter release
button and depress the shutter button half-
way down again.
* The shutter cannot be released while the
lens is zooming.
Flash effective ranges (Nega-color film used)
Automatic Flash Emission
When taking pictures in low light, the
charge. When the shutter rel
low light, the red lamp will light up,
discharge. If the red lamp blinks, this
and the shutter cannot
ously before taking pictures.
is being charged
sure that the red lamp is lit continu
ease button 1
flash will automatically dis-
s depressed halfway down in
indicating the flash is ready to
indicates that the built-in flash
be released. Therefore, make
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UD UNLOADING FILM Remove the film from the camera in the shade or by using your body to shade the camera)
1 Rewinding the film
After you have exposed the last frame of
the roll, the lens retracts and the film re-
winds automatically. Then, the motor
stops, and (J) blinks as shown to indicate
that the film has been rewound.
* A 24-exposure roll of film takes about 20
seconds to be rewound.
* The entire roll of film including the film
leader is always rewound into the car-
tridge to prevent any part of the film being
exposed to light.
2 Unloading film
To unload the film, open the back cover,
and remove the cartridge from the cham-
® The shutter may be released a frame or
two even after the specified number of
frames have been used up. If this occurs,
these extra frames may be lost in the proc-
Never open the back cover until the whole
film roll is rewound.
Rewinding a film in mid-roll
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 ; the
lens retracts and then film rewinding starts.
When rewind is completed, the motor stops,
and (©) blinks, indicating that the back
cover may be opened safely.
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To set various exposure modes, depress the mode button O.
[Auto Daylight- Slow-Shutter Slow-Speed- Bulb —— Bulb-Sync
Exposure Sync Speed Sync (Flash-OFF) — (Flash-ON)
(Flash ON) (Flash-OFF) (Flash-ON)
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* For normal use, set the Auto Exposure Red-Eye Reduction Lamp
Mode. To reduce the red-eye phenomenon in the
* In any exposure mode, if the button O is picture, depress the red-eye reduction lamp
depressed after the shutter is released, the button (E) O. With this mode, the self-
Auto Exposure Mode is returned. timer lamp lights up for approx. 1 second
just before the main flash is discharged to re-
duce the appearance of the red-eye effect. To
cancel this mode, depress the red-eye reduc-
tion button again.
To set various shooting modes, depress the drive button ©.
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Single-Frame Self-Timer Remote Control Infinity-Landscape
Shooting Shooting Shooting Shooting
* For normal use, set the Single-Frame Shooting Mode.
e In the Self-Timer Shooting and/ or the Remote Control Shooting Mode, if the button ©
is depressed after the shutter is released, the Single-Frame Shooting Mode is returned auto-
What is the red-eye phenomenon in flash photography
When a picture is taken using a flash, a subject’s eyes may appear red in the print. This phe-
nomenon is caused by the reflection of the electronic flash in the retina. It can be reduced
when the surrounding of the subjects are brightened, or shooting distance is shortened or by
employing the red-eye reduction flash feature.
Depress the mode
button until ( %)
appears on the
LCD panel.
In this mode, the
flash will dis-
charge 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 pictures. This will ensure that a pic-
ture is well exposed without any shadow.
When you wish to discharge the flash, use
this mode. In this mode, the flash will al-
ways discharge.
* Make sure youre within the flash-
effective range even when you use the
built- in flash as a fill-in flash in daylight.
See page 21.
With Daylight-Sync
Slow Shutter
Speed (Flash-
Depress the mode
button until (5) E)
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 it in places
where the flash photography is prohibited,
such as in theaters and museums.
Furthermore, this mode is also useful for a
natural existing light effect in low ambient
With Slow-Speed-Sync
Shooting (Flash-
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Depress the mode
button until ( + EJ)
appears on the
LCD panel.
It is possible to photograph subjects and
background in a balanced way (as shown in
the photo) by using the built-in flash to
properly expose the foreground subject and a
slow-speed to expose the low light back-
e 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.
* Make sure you are within the flash- effec-
tive range even when you use the built-in
flash as a fill-in flash in daylight. See page
Bulb Mode ($ B)
) Lea e ! ! Depress the mode
E e | button until (P В)
Sa appears on the
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This mode is
useful for long exposures required for shoot-
ing fireworks and night scenes, for example.
When using this mode, the camera should be
mounted on a tripod so that the camera will
be steady.
- Bulb-Sync Mode
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$" B Depress the mode
button until (3 B)
appears on the
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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-
ground, for example.
Bulb Mode, approx. 3 sec. (ISO 400)
* Make sure you're within the flash effective
range even when the Bulb-Sync Mode in
use. See page 21.
* The shutter remains open as long as the
shutter release button held down.
e Use of a tripod is recommended.
Use the self-timer if you wish to get in the
picture. Use of a tripod is recommended.
1 Depress the drive button until (¢)) appears
on the LCD panel.
2 Focus on the subjects first by depressing
the shutter release button fully.
The shutter will be released in about 10
seconds. When the self-timer is working,
the Self-Timer symbol ( © ) blinks on the
LCD panel, and the Self-Timer lamp
blinks 3 seconds before the shutter is re-
leased, letting you know when to smile.
How to cancel
To stop the self-timer operation at any time
after its been activated, slide the main
switch. In this instance, the power will not
be turned OFF.
Notes on the self-timer shooting
Do not stand directly in front of the cam-
era when starting the Self-Timer, the cam-
era will focus on you, not the main
subjects. Be sure that you are behind, or
next to the camera when starting the Self-
When you want to use the flash with the
self-timer, ensure that the red lamp is lit
indicating the flash has been charged be-
fore operating the self-timer.
If you have purchased the optional wireless
remote control, read this section.
The wireless remote control allows you to
trip the shutter at a distance. The shutter
will be released in 3 seconds after the shutter
release button on the remote control is de-
* Use a tripod when shooting with the wire-
less remote control.
e When the remote control is used to take
pictures, the Self-Timer Shooting Mode
and the Infinity-Landscape Mode cannot
be used.
e 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 5 minutes.
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Remote Control Shooting Mode
1 Depress the camera’s drive button each
time until ( ms ) symbol 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 10 minutes, the lens automatically re-
tracts itself to save the battery and Single-
frame will be set.
2 Compose the scene and frame the subject
with the AF frame.
Aim the remote control transmitter to-
wards the remote control receiver on the
camera, and then depress the shutter re-
lease button on the remote control fully to
release the shutter.
* The self-timer lamp blinks rapidly for 3
seconds and then the shutter is released.
¢ If the shutter is released by the camera's
release button, picture will be taken in the
ordinary shooting mode.
* Focus cannot be locked when the remote
control is in use. The subject framed in the
AF frame will be in focus when the re-
mote control’s shutter release button is de-
Operating Distance of the Wireless Remote
Control from the camera’s front: within
approx. 5m(16.5ft) straight in front of the
* 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 re-
placed at your local Pentax Service center
(there is a charge for this service).
When you wish to take a sharp picture of a
distant landscape or a distant subject
through a window, the Infinity-Landscape
Mode allows you to capture distant scenery
with clarity. |
Depress the drive button until (4 ) appears
on the LCD panel.
e After the picture is taken by fully depress-
ing the shutter release button, this mode is
e The flash will not discharge in the auto
exposure mode even in dark light situa-
If you shoot without positioning the
autofocus frame ( (J) ) on the main subject
as shown above, only the background will be
in focus. When the main subject is off the
autofocus frame in the center of the view-
finder, use the focus-lock technique. (Focus
lock is the function to lock focus.)
1 Focus on the subject with the autofocus
frame ( () ).
2 When the shutter release button is de-
pressed halfway down, the green lamp
lights up and the exposure and focus are
temporarily locked.
3 While depressing the shutter release but-
ton halfway, re-aim the camera or recom-
pose the picture, then release the shutter.
* You can release focus lock simply by lift-
ing your finger from the shutter release
The autofocus system is highly precise, but
not perfect. Some subjects may not focus as
you wish. In such a case, use the focus-lock
technique on a subject near the actual one
and equidistant from the lens. The subjects
which may fool autofocus system include:
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)Subjects which moving too fast.
d)Subjects with horizontal lines or with
finely complex or detailed pattern in the
autofocus frame. .
e)Multiple subjects in foreground of the
autofocus frame.
f) Subjects positioned against reflected light
or strong backlight or with extremely
bright background.
You can switch between the panorama for-
mat and standard format picture taking
mode in the middle of the roll by moving the
panorama switch. The panorama format pic-
ture allows horizontally positioned dynamic
pictures to be taken (approx. 13x36mm on
1 Switching to the panorama format picture
Move the panorama switch to ( P ) to se-
lect the panorama format mode.
* When the picture frame is switched to
panorama, the viewfinder switches to the
horizontal panorama format frame.
2 Taking a panorama format picture
Compose the scene within the panorama
format frame, and then fully depress the
shutter release button to take a panorama
format picture.
* When the camera-to-subject distance is
less than 1.2m, the panorama format pho-
tography is not recommended due to a
substantial difference between what you
see through the viewfinder verses the
image you will obtain the actual picture
taking area.
The mark “— ” indicates the position where
the data and time are imprinted.
The DATA MODEL allows you to record
DATE information in the panorama mode
in a similar manner to the standard picture
taking mode. See “DATE MODEL” on page
41 for details. The dating unit automatically
switches the DATE position between the
standard and panorama according to the for-
mat mode selected. |
With panorama format pictures, only the middle area of the frame is exposed. The number of exposures
available in the panorama format is equivalent to that of the standard photo size.
LR) Ye ca
When developing the film, if you have taken only panorama format pictures on the entire
roll of film, tell the clerk at the processing lab to develop the film with only the panoramic
format. If there are both panorama and standard format photographs on the film, ask the
clerk to develop the film with both standard and panorama format.
The development of panorama format pictures is a more time-consuming and expensive
process than that of standard pictures. Please consult the processing lab for more details.
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.
When the panorama format picture is printed with a standard size format, the black
cropped areas will appear on the top and bottom of the picture.
Switching the Mode
Press the DATE button @ with |
your finger, the mode on the
LCD panel switches as shown
in the chart.
* The data on the LCD panel
will be imprinted on the film. |
e “__” 1 y 1
indicates no data will Month Day Year
be imprinted.
If you purchased the DATE model, read this “MS La the LCD panel indi- |
section. cates “Month”.
The DATE model records dates up to the
year 2030 on pictures.
Correcting the date
Switch the power on.
1. Pressing the DATE button @ for 3 sec-
onds, the “ Year ” digits and ( "2 ) will
2.Each time the DATE button @ is de-
pressed, the blinking digits change in the
following manner :
Year - Month - Day - Hours - Minutes
Stop depressing the button when desired
digits appear.
3. Move the Zoom lever © to the right or
left, when you wish to change the blinking
digits. The digits increase by one each time
the lever moves to the right and the digits
decrease by one each time the lever moves
to the left. Holding the zoom lever for
about one second will change the digits
4. After the data has been adjusted, depress
the DATE button @ each time until blink-
ing stops.
The blinking “minutes” allows precise
fine-tuning of the internal clock to the be-
ginning of a specified minute. To do so,
depress the DATE button @ each time
until the Minutes digits starts blinking,
and then depress the DATE button in sync
with a time signal.
If you release the shutter while the blink-
ing data is being corrected, the data can-
not be imprinted.
Operational precautions
The data on the LCD panel is imprinted on
each frame you expose.
* “Year-Month-Day” and “Day - Hour -
Minute” cannot be imprinted at the same
* As you release the shutter, the bar ( — )
mark on the display blinks for a few sec-
onds, indicating the data has been im-
* The dating unit automatically switches
the imprint mode between the standard
and panorama according to the format
mode selected.
* If there is a white or yellow object in the
corner of the picture where the data is im-
printed, the data may be difficult to read.
When composing your photographs, try to
avoid brightly-colored subjects in that cor-
* The date in the picture above is simulated.
What appears troublesome may be easily remedied. Here are some problems that may occur and their
Symptoms Causes and Remedies
| 1. The shutter cannot be released. e Is the main switch turned off? If so, turn it ON. See page 10.
| | ® Is the battery exhausted? Replace it or insert new battery if it is ex-
hausted. See page 8.
* Is (0) blinking on the LCD panel? If so, the film has been used up.
Insert a new roll. See page 13.
2. My printed pictures don't look very | * Did you position the autofocus frame on your subject? See page 19.
clear. Did you obstruct the autofocus window with your fingers, hair or
: other object when you depress the shutter release button? See page 11.
le Is the autofocus window dirty? Wipe it off. See page 19.
‚ 3. Zoom lens retracted automatically. (the * The power is automatically switched OFF if the camera is left unused
power is turned off automatically) for over 3 minutes. See page 10.
* When the camera is ON and left unused for more than 10 minutes in
the Remote Control shooting mode, the camera automatically
switches itself OFF to save battery power. Turn the power ON again.
| See page 32.
Causes and Remedies
4. The Remote Control does not operate.
The operable distance of the Remote Control is approx. 5m from the
front. See page 34.
The Remote Control may not operate in a backlit situation. See page
The flash is being charged. Wait until it fully charges. See page 34.
Is the battery for the remote control exhausted? See page 34.
3. The flash discharges, though it is not
The flash discharges automatically in a backlit situation. See page 21.
Daylight sync mode has been set. See page 26.
6. The (H) or (US) mark is displayed on
the LCD panel.
If either mark disappears when the zoom lever is moved, the camera
is ready for use. The camera may be defective if either mark appears
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 15025
Format--—--------------- 24x36mm (Approx. 13x36 in panoramac format)
Film loading: ------------ Auto film loading. Closing the back cover will automatically wind the film to first expo-
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. 20 sec. with 24-exposure film. Rewinding in mid-roll provided.
Frame number:----—--—--—--- Automatic readout of successive frame numbers in ascending order when shooting, and de-
scending order when rewinding.
Lens------------------7 Pentax power zoom 38-115mm f,/3.9 -10.5 7 elements in 6 groups, Angle of view: 59°
- 21.5
Focusing system:---------—-
Pentax phase-matching passive five-point autofocus system. Autofocusing range: 0.65m
(2.1 ft) - infinity, Maximum magnification: approx. 1/74.9X. 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
Sbutter:- ---------------- Programmed AE electronic shutter with speed approx.1,/300 - 2 sec. Bulb: 1,72 sec.-5
min, 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: 83%,
Magnification: 0.43X (38mm WIDE) - 1.08X(115mm TELE), Diopter adjustment: -3 to
+ 1, AF frame, Picture frame, Close distance compensation frame, Panorama format pic-
ture 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 charged.
Exposure control:---------- Programmed auto-exposure contro! with multi metering system, Range: EV9 - EV17 at
38mm WIDE, EV13 - EV20 at 115mm TELE in Auto or Daylight-Sync mode (ISO 400),
EV4 - EV17 at 38mm WIDE EV6 -EV20 at 115mm 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
backlighting 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. - Smin.
Flash effective range: ----—— 0.65 - 9.4m (38mm WIDE), 0.65 - 4.0m (115mm TELE) CISO 400 film used).
Flash recycling time:-----—— Approx. 5 sec. under Pentax testing conditions.
Power source:----------——" One 3V lithium battery (CR-2 or the equivalent)
Battery life-------------— Арргох. 8 rolls of 24 exposure film when 50% of shooting uses flash (under Pentax testing
Battery exhaustion warning: - (42 ) appears on the LCD panel, Shutter is locked when ( © ) is blinking.
Size £ Weight:----------- 111.0(W) x 62.0(H) x 40.5(D)mm (4.4”x 2.4”x 1.6”) 215 g(7.60z) 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.
Imprinting mode:---------—- “Year, Month and Day”, “Day, Hour and Minutes”, “--— blank”, “Month, Day and Year”
or “Day, Month and Year”.
Size € Weight:---------—— 111.0 (W) x 62.0(H) x 40.5(D)mm (4.4"x 2.4”x 1.6) 215g(7.60z) 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.
Power source for Remote
Control:-----—----------- -One lithium battery CR1620 (replaced by Pentax Service facility)
Size & weight for Remote
Control=-----—------------ 22.0(W) x50.0(L) x9.5(D)mm (0.97 x2.0” x0.4”), 9g(0.30z) including battery
All Pentax cameras purchased through authorized
bona fide photographic distribution channels are
guaranteed against defects of material or work-
manship for a period of twelve months from date
of purchase. Service will be rendered, and defec-
tive parts will be replaced without cost to you
within that period, provided the equipment does
not show evidence of impact, sand or liquid dam-
age, mishandling, tampering, battery or chemical
corrosion, operation contrary to operating instruc-
tions, or modification by an unauthorized repair
shop. The manufacturer or its authorized repre-
sentatives shall not be liable for any repair or al-
terations 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 con-
sequential damages of any kind, whether caused
by defective material or workmanship or other-
wise; and it is expressly agreed that the liability of
the manufacturer or its representatives under all
guarantees or warranties, whether expressed or
implied, is strictly limited to the replacement of
parts as herein before provided. No refunds will
be made on repairs performed by non-authorized
Pentax service facilities.
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 equipment
or to the manufacturer. If there is no representa-
tive of the manufacturer in your country, send the
equipment to the manufacturer with postage pre-
paid. In this case, it will take a considerable 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 equipment 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 war-
ranty period, regular handling and servicing fees
may be charged by the manufacturer’s representa-
tives in that country. Notwithstanding this, your
Pentax returned to the manufacturer will be serv-
iced free of charge according to this procedure
and warranty policy.
In any case, however, shipping charges and cus-
toms clearance fees are to be borne by the sender.
To prove the date of your purchase when re-
quired, 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 sending it to the
manufacture’s authorized representatives 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.
The local warranty policies available from Pentax
distributors in some countries can supersede this
warranty policy. Therefore, we recommend that
you review the warranty card supplied with your
product at the time of purchase, or contact the
PENTAX distributor in your country for more in-
formation and to receive a copy of the warranty
his 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 inter-
ference received, including interference that may cause undesired op
Changes or modifications not approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment,
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment gen-
erates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not in-
stalled and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there 1s no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or televi-
sion reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures :
e Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
e Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
C € The CE mark is a Directive conformity mark of the
European Community (EC).
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