Asahi Pentax IQZoom 95-S Operating Manual

Asahi Pentax IQZoom 95-S Operating Manual
Congratulations on your purchase of the
PENTAX 1QZ»maS5S and welcome to the
world of Pentax zoom compact photogra-
* 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 used in this manual may
differ from the camera's actual appear-
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O Strap lug (p.7)
O Shutter release button (p.10)
O Main switch (p.9)
© Mid-roll rewind button (p.21)
@ AF/infinity-landscape
/Drive button (p.22)
@ LCD panel
@ Mode buiton (p.22)
© Red-eye reduction lamp but-
ton (p.22)
© Built-in flash
® Viewfinder window
® Lens
® Autofocus window
® Self-timer lamp (p.27)
O Light sensor window
® Viewfinder eyepiece
- ® Green lamp
® Zoom lever (p.11)
EG Film information window
@® Back cover release lever
@ Battery chamber cover (p.8)
O Tripod socket
@ Back cover
All indications will not actually appear simultaneously as shown.
@ Red-eye reduction flash
mode (p.22)
O Flash off (p.24, 25, 26)
© Flash on (p.23, 24, 26)
O Slow-Speed Shutter (p.24)
© Exposure counter (p.14)
@ Infinity-Landscape Mode
O Self-timer (p.27)
O Backlight compensation
© Buib (p.26)
® Battery exhaustion warning
Although we have carefully designed this camera for safe operation, please be sure to follow
precautions given in this page.
This mark indicates precautions that if not followed, could result in seri-
ous 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 con-
tain 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.
* 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.
* Do not use the flash near anyone's eyes,
as it may hurt them. Be particularly careful
with the flash around infants.
* Never try to disassemble, short or
recharge the battery. Also, do not dispose
of the battery in fire, as it may explode.
* Remove the battery from the camera
immediately if it becomes hot or begin to
smoke. Be careful not to burn yourself dur-
ing removal.
Precautions when taking pictures
* Do not use the camera where it may come in
contact with rain or water because the camera is
not weather resistant. Should the camera get
wet from rain or splashing water, 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
* Condensation on the interior or the exterior of
the camera may be extremely harmful to the
camera mechanism as it may cause rust and/or
corrosion. Furthermore, if the camera is taken
from warm temperature to a subfreezing one or
vice versa, the formation of icelets may cause
damage. In such a case, put the camera into a
case or plastic bag so that any changes in tem-
perature will be as gradual as possible. After
temperature difference is minimized, the camera
may be removed from the bag.
* Do not apply force to the zoom lens; do not place
the camera with lens facing downward.
* Dirt, mud, sand, moisture, toxic gas, water, salt
water, etc., penetrating the inside of the camera
may cause damage or render it inoperable.
Damage of any kind will not be repaired under
the terms of the warranty and charges may be
assessed. Therefore, handle the camera with
great care.
Precautions for proper care |
«Use a blower and lens brush to remove dust
accumulated on the lens or the viewfinder win-
* Never use solvents such as paint thinner, alco-
hol or benzine to clean the camera. To clean the
external camera surfaces, - but not glass sur-
faces; using a dry or silicone -treated cloth is
* The electric circuitry inside the camera containts
high voltage working parts. Never attempt to dis-
assemble the camera.
Precautions for storage
* Avoid leaving the camera for extended periods
in places where temperature and humidity are
high such as in a car.
* Do not store the camera in a closet with moth-
balls or in a case where chemicals are handled.
Store it in a place with good air circulation to pre-
vent fungus growth.
Other precautions
* The temperature range at which this camera
functions property is 50°C to - 10°C (122°F to
* TO maintain optimum performance, it is recom-
mended that the camera be inspected every one
or two years. If the camera has not been used
for an extended period, or is being prepared for
an important photographic session, it is recom-
mended that you have the camera inspected or
test shoot with it.
* Repairs made necessory due to the camera
being subjected to any of the conditions warned
about in this precautions section, or any other
precaution or warning throughout this operating
manual, are not covered under the terms of the
warranty and charges may be assessed.
Precautions for battery
» 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. Also do not dispose of the battery in a
fire, as it may exploded.
+ Battery performance may be temporarily hin-
dered in low temperatures, but will recover in
normal temperatures.
* Keep a spare battery on hand for replacement
convenience when shooting outdoors or while
* Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
* When the camera is in a bag, make sure the
main switch is off; otherwise, battery power may
be wasted if the shutter release button is acci-
dentally pushed.
For optimum performance you should
familiarize yourself with certain funda-
mentals before taking any photographs.
Fit the strap on the camera as illustrated. Use the
illustrated part of the strap for opening the battery
chamber cover, adjusting the data on the Date
model, or pushing the mid-roll rewind button to
rewind a film before exposing all the frames.
Installing / Replacing battery
BATTERY EXHAUSTION WARNING Use one 3V lithium battery (CR-123A or DL-123A).
Ensure that the power is off before replacing the
1. Open the battery chamber cover by using the
strap clamp's protrusion.
2. Insert one lithium battery with the plus / minus
(+ / -) slides matching the indications in the bat-
tery compartment.
3. Close the battery chamber cover. Ensure that
the cover is locked with a click.
* |f the battery is correctly loaded, the zoom lens
moves slightly and the motor operates for a few
* On the DATE MODEL, the data is initialized
when the battery chamber cover is opened.
Battery exhaustion warning
When the battery is nearly exhausted, the battery
symbol [£ 48) appears on the LCD panel to
warn you, Replace the battery as soon as possi-
ble. When [CNM] 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 CR123A
battery and under Pentax testing conditions).
Actual battery life / performance may vary drasti-
cally depending on usage of Auto-Focus, Power
Zoom, Flash and external conditions such as tem-
perature and freshness of the battery.
Notes on replacing the battery:
» Ensure that the power is off before replacing the
* After the battery is replaced, correct the time and
Main Switch
To switch on, push the main switch button. The
lens extends slightly to 38mm and the LCD panel
is now on. To switch off, push the main switch but-
ton again.
« When not in use, ensure that the camera is
switched off. |
* Use one 3V lithium battery, type CR123A or the
equivalent. Do not remove the battery before itis
exhausted. If the battery is removed, the data on
the DATE MODEL is initialized.
e The lens cover automatically opens and closes
when the main switch is turned on and off. Do
not attempt to open the lens cover manually.
Battery check
After you turn the main switch ON, the lens slight-
ly extends and the lens cover opens. You are now
ready to shoot.
« See page 8, when the battery exhaustion symbol
(4) apperas on the LCD panel.
If the camera is on and left unused for over 3
minutes, the lens automatically retracts and the
power switches off to save the battery power.
Hold the camera as still as possible and steady it Notes:
against your face. Depress the shutter release * Do not hold the zoom lens because it moves
button gently. (If too much force is applied,the back and forth while in operation.
camera is likely to shake, and the picture will be * Make sure not to obstruct the autofocus window,
blurred.) If possible, brace your body against a lens, light sensor window or the built-in flash with
stable, stationary object such as a wall. When your fingers, hair or other object.
using the flash with the camera positioned verti-
cally, hold the camera so that the flash is above
the lens.
Fe ergs
There are four positions at which the lens stops,
namely 38mm, 60mm, 75mm and 95mm.
Consequently, when you release your finger from
the zoom lever during zoom, the lens stops at the
closest of the positions of 38mm, 60mm, 75mm or
When you move the zooming lever to the right
(4), the lens moves towards the telephoto side.
When you move the zooming lever to the left
(444), the lens moves towards the wide angle
The shutter cannot be released while the lens is
After reading this instruction manual
you should be familiar with the func-
tions available on the camera, and
you're ready to insert the film.
1. Open the back cover as illustrated.
* Ensure the power is off before loading the
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. Place the film cartridge in the film chamber by
fitting its flat side on top of the rewind shaft first
and then top end into the camera.
. 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 @.
. Close the back cover. The film automatically
advances to the first frame.
* Ensure the film is placed properly between the
film guides.
« If there is dirt on the film detector 6), film cannot
be wound properly.
» Ensure the film is taut as illustrated on the illus-
tration to the left. Take up any slack in the film by
pushing it back into the cartridge.
* |f the end of the film leader is extremely bent,
straighten it or cut off the bent portion.
5. When [ { ] appears in the exposure counter on
the LCD panel, the film automatically stops
winding. Ensure that [{ ] apears on the LCD
6. If [ £] blinks on the LCD panel, it means that the
film is not properly loaded. Reload the film
* When the main switch is turned OFF, the num-
ber of frames or [ £] indication will remain for 5
seconds on the LCD panel.
Fiim and Film Speed Setting.
* Use a DX-coded film with ISO rating from 25 to
3200. When any of these films are loaded, the
proper film speed is automatically set for the
* Non-DX coded films cannot be used. If non DX-
coded film is used, the camera automatically set
the film speed to ISO 25.
* A film with 190400 film speed is recommended
to get less image blur and to cover more of pho-
tographic situations.
* Use high-speed films with 1SO 800 or higher
mainly for shooting indoors or in dimly-lit condi-
* Use of negative color film (print film) is recom-
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© Autofocus frame
Center this frame over the subject.
@Close distance compensation
When the camera-to-subject distance
is less than 1m, compose the scene
within this frame.
© Picture area |
When taking a normal picture, com-
pose the scene within this frame.
When you depress the shutter release
button halfway down, the green lamp
lights up or blinks.
When the subject is in focus and the the
flash is fully charged, the green lamp will
light up to indicate that you can take the
If either the camera-to-subject distance
is less than 0.8m or the flash is being
charged, the green lamp will blink and
you cannot release the shutter.
* While the lamp is blinking, you cannot
release the shutter.
» Ensure that the lamp is lit continously
before taking pictures. |
* When the flash is being charged, [4 ]
on the LCD panel also blinks.
TAKING PICTURES [Shooting distance: 0.8m (2.6ft) - o (infinity)]
1. Composing the scene
After zooming the lens and composing your
scene, center the autofocus frame over the
main subject.
2. Checking the lamp indication
When the shutter release button is depressed
halfway down, the camera focuses automati-
* The subject closer than 0.8m (2.6ft) cannot be
focused properly.
* The lamp blinks for one of the following reasons.
@ The subject is too close. Extend the camera-to-
subject-distance until the green lamp is lit con-
O The flash is being charged. Lift your finger from
the shutter release button for a few second until
the flash is fully charged. Then depress the
shutter release button again. When the flash is
being charged, [4] on the LCD panel also
* If you wish to focus on another subject, lift your
finger from the shutter release button, recom-
pose, and then depress the shutter release but-
ton halfway down again.
* |f the autofocus window is dirty, the autofocus
may not function properly.
3. Shooting
Fully depress the shutter release button.
« When the shutter is released, the self-timer lamp
momentarily lights up to indicate that a picture
has been taken.
Flash effective ranges (Nega-color film used)
Dee 55 38m 08-53m | 08-75m
38mm (448) | (56-12) | (2.6-17ft) | (2.6-25ft)
08-1.72m 10.8 - 2.4m | 0.8 - 3.4m
95mm (8) | (56-5.6f) | (2.6-7.9) | (2.6-11)
Automatic Flash Emission
When the shutter release button is depressed
halfway down in low light, the flash is automatical-
ly charged and the lamp lights up and [5] will
appear on the LCD panel indicating the flash is
ready to discharge.
* The automatic flash emission is automatically
set when the main switch is turned on.
If you shoot without positioning the autofocus 1 Focus on the subject with the autofocus frame
frame (( )) on the main subject as shown above, (C9).
only the background will be in focus. When the 2 When the shutter release button is depressed
main subject is off the autofocus frame in the cen- halfway down, the green lamp lights up and the
ter of the viewfinder, use the focus-lock technique. exposure and focus are temporarily locked.
(Focus lock is the function to lock focus on an off-
center subject.)
3 While holding the shutter release button
halfway, re-aim the camera or recompose the
picture, then release the shutter by depressing
the shutter release button all the way.
* You can release the focus lock simply by lifting
your finger from the shutter release button.
The autofocus system is highly precise, but not
perfect. Some subjects may not focus as you
wish. In this case, use the focus-lock technique
on another subject near the actual one and
equidistant from the lens. Subjects which may
fool the autofocus system include:
a) Black or very dark objects, which don’t reflect
much light (and therefore don’t reflect
infrared autofocus beams.) ;
b) Wire netting, latticework, iron exercise-bars,
c) Flickering light sources such as neon signs,
fluorescent lamps, TV images, sunlight com-
ing through trees, etc. and subjects illuminat-
ed by these light sources.
d) Glossy and reflective surfaces like glass, mir-
ror, car bodies, etc.
e) Fast-moving objects, like trains or automo-
biles in motion.
f) Water jets, water surface, smoke, flame, fire-
works, etc. which have no distinct or consis-
tent form, or a subject in mist.
UNLOADING FILM (Remove the film from the camera in the shade or by using your body to shade the camera)
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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 automatical-
ly. After rewinding, the motor stops, and [ 3] blinks
as shown to indicate that the film has been
* [0] blinks for approx. 5 sec. after the whole film
roll is rewound.
* A 24-exposure roll of film takes about 20 sec-
onds to be rewound.
* The entire roll of film including the film leader is
always rewound into the cartridge to prevent any
part of the film being exposed to light.
2. Unloading the film
To unload the film, open the back cover, and
remove the cartridge from the chamber by pulling
the top out first,
* Never open the back cover until the whole film
roll is rewound.
* The shutter may be released a frame or two
even after the specified number of frames have
been used up as indicated by the number of
shots shown on the film cartridge. If this occurs,
these extra frames may be lost in processing.
Rewinding a film in mid-roll
If you wish to unload a film before exposing all the
frames, push the mid-roll rewind button with the
protrusion part of the strap clamp.
« The lens retracts and then film rewinding starts.
« When rewind is completed, the motor stops and
[2] blinks, indicating that the back cover may be
opened safely.
To set various exposure modes, depress the mode button @. The mode selection will change each
time that the mode button is depressed.
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Auto Daylight- Slow-Shutter Slow- Backlight Bulb Bulb-sync
Sync speed speed-sync compensation (Flash-OFF) — ( Flash-ON)
(Flash-ON) — (Flash-OFF) (Flash-ON) (Flash-OFF)
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Turn the power on by depressing the main switch button.
* lo set various required modes, depress the button €), each time.
To set shooting modes, depress the drive button @.
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Single-Flame — Self-Timer Infinity-Landscape
Shooting Shooting Shooting
Red-Eye Reduction Lamp Function
To reduce the red-eye phenomenon in the picture, depress the red-eye reduction lamp button [ ® ]. With
this mode, the self-timer lamp lights up for approx. 1 second just before the main flash is discharged to
reduce the appearance of the red-eye effect. To cancel this mode, depress the red-eye reduction button
Depress the mode
button until the [+]
symbol appears on
| the LCD panel. The
flash will discharge
lin 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-Synchro Shooting mode (Flash-
ON mode) within the flash-effective range to take
pictures. This will ensure that a picture is well
exposed without any shadow. When you wish to
discharge the flash, use this mode. In this mode,
the flash will always discharge. |
» Make sure you're within the flash effective range
even when you use the built-in flash as a fill-in
flash in daylight. See page 17.
With Daylight-Sync
| Slow Shutter
Speed (Flash-OFF)
Depress the mode
| button until the
[483] symbol
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 second. Use it in places where the
flash photography is prohibited, such as in the-
aters and museums. Furthermore, this mode is
also useful for a natural existing light effect in low
ambient photography.
Synchro Shooting
Depress the mode
button to set the
mode until the [ #3] symbol 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 foreground subject
and a slow-speed to expose the low light back-
* 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 effective
range even when you use the built-in flash as a
fill-in flash in daylight. See page 17.
indoor portraits
against an outside
window, blue sky or
other bright back-
' grounds often result
in underexposure because the exposure is auto-
matically set for the background. Backlight
Compensation makes good use of natural lighting
to improve the balance of light between the sub-
ject and the rest of the picture.
How to Set
Depress the Mode Button until the [ HEY] symbol
appears on the LCD panel.
* When using Backlight Compensation in a dimly-
lit place, the shutter speed may be so slow that
you should use a tripod to prevent camera
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With Backlight Compensation
Bulb Mode
[ФВ |] Purpose
The shutter remains
open as long as the
shutter release but-
ton is held down.
This mode is useful for long exposures required
for shooting fireworks and night scenes, for exam-
How to Set
Depress the mode button until [DB] appears on
the LCD panel.
The camera should be mounted on a tripod so
that the camera will be steady.
Mode [$B]
This mode lets you
use the flash in addi-
| tion to the Bulb
mode, so you can take a portrait photograph with
a night scene in the background, for example.
Bulb mode
How to Set
Deprees the mode button until [$B] appears on
the LCD panel.
* Make sure you're within the flash effective range
even when the Bulb-Synchro Mode is in used.
See page 17.
* The camera should be mounted on a tripod so
that the camera will be steady.
Use the self-timer if
you wish to get in
the picture. Use of a
tripod is recom-
How to Use
* Depress the AF / infinity drive button until [©]
appears on the LCD panel.
« Focus on the subject first by depressing the
shutter release button halfway, and then depress
the shutter button fully.
How to Cancel
* To stop the self-timer operation at any time after
its been activated, push the main switch again.
« When the self-timer is working, the lamp lights
up for approximately 7 seconds and then will
start blinking 3 seconds before the shutter is
released, letting you know when to smile.
Notes on the self-timer shooting
* Use of a triod is recommended.
* Keep in mind that when starting the Self-Timer
while standing in front of the camera, the camera
may not focus on the subject.
« When you want to use the flash with the self-
timer, ensure that the lamp is lit indicating the
flash has been charged before operating the
When you wish to take a sham picture of a distant
landscape or a distant subject through a window,
the Infinity-Land Mode allows you to capture dis-
tant scenery with clarity.
Depress the AF Infinity / Drive button until
(ad) appears on the LCD panel.
* After the picture is taken by fully depressing the
shutter release button, this mode is canceled.
* In this mode, the flash will not discharge.
Year Month Day
If you purchased the DATE model, read this sec-
tion. The DATE model records dates up to the
year 2049 on pictures.
Switching the Mode
Press the DATE button @ with your finger, the
mode on the LCD panel switches as shown in the
e “…” indicates no data will be imprinted.
* “M” on the LCD panel indicates “Month”,
* Use the strap clamp's protrusion to depress the
SELECT and ADJUST buttons.
Correcting the date
1. Depress the SELECT button @ to make a dif-
ferent category of digits on the LCD panel that
you want to change blink.
2. Depress the ADJUST button @ to change dig-
its of the specified category you chose with the
SELECT button. Digits increase by one each
time you depress the ADJUST button ©.
Holding down the button will advance digits
3. After the data has been adjusted, depress the
SELECT button € each time until blinking
* Depress the SELECT button @ each time. The
bar mark (—) appears on the LCD panel, indicat-
ing that data imprinting choices are possible.
* The blinking “ : ” allows precise fine-tuning of the
internal clock to the beginning of a specified
minute. To do so, depress the DATE button @
until “Day-Hour-Minute” digits appear and then
depress the SELECT button @ to make the “ : ”
blink. Then depress the ADJUST button © in
sync with a time signal.
* If you release the shutter while the blinking data
is being corrected, the data cannot be imprinted.
Operational precautions
The data on the LCD panel is imprinted on each
frame you expose.
* “Year-Month-Day” and “Day-Hour-Minute” can-
not be imprinted at the same time.
* As you release the shutter, the bar(—) mark on
the display blinks for a few seconds, indicating
the data has been imprinted.
* |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.
* The date in the picture above is simulated.
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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 9.
* Is the battery exhausted? Replace it or insert new battery if it
is exhausted. See page 8.
* Is [&] blinking on the LCD panel? If so, the film has been used
up. Insert a new roll. (See page 12.)
2. My printed pictures don't look very | * Did you position the autofocus frame on your subject? See
clear. page 16.
* Did you obstruct the autofocus window with your fingers, hair
or other object when you depress the shutter release button?
See page 10.
* Is the autofocus window dirty? Wipe it off. See page 16.
3. Zoom lens retracted automatically | » Did you leave the camera unused for over 3 minutes after the
| (the power is turned off automati- main switch was turned on? The power is automatically
cally) switched off if the camera is left unused for over 3 minutes.
| See page 9.
Symptoms — TTT
Causes and Remedies
4. The flash discharges, thoug
not dark.
* Daylight sync mode has been set. See page 23.
Flash effective ranges other than ISO 100, 200 or 400 (Nega-color film used)
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38mm( 444) .8-1.9m 0.8-2.7m 0.8-10.0m 1.1*-15.0m 1.5"-21.2m
(2.6-6.2) (2.6-8.6ft) (2.6-35ft) (3.6*-49ft) (4.9*-70ft)
95mm(4) Кох 0.8-1.7m 0.8-4.8m 0.8-6.8m 0.8-9.6m
(2.6-5.6f1) (2.6-16ft) (2.6-22ft) (2.6-31ft)
* With high speed film, overexposure may occur at close range due to the film's high speed.
** The proper exposure will not be obtained.
Film loading:
Film winding:
Film rewinding:
Frame number:
Focusing system:
35mm fully automatic leaf-shutter with built-in zoom lens and auto flash
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
24 x 36mm
Auto film loading. Closing the back cover will automatically wind the film
to first exposure.
Auto film-winding, single frame advance mode.
Auto start 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.
Automatic readout of successive frame numbers in ascending order
when shooting, and descending order when rewinding.
Pentax power zoom 38-95mm f/4.5-10 5 elements in 5 groups, Angle of
view: 59° — 25.5”.
Pentax infrared active autofocusing with focus lock, Range: 0.8m (2.6ft)-
infinity. Maximum magnification approx. 0.14 X. Focus lock is provided.
Electronic zoom in four positions.
Programmed AE electronic shutter with speed approx.1/360 - 1/2 sec.
Bulb. Electromagnetic release.
Electronic red lamp indication. Approx.10 sec. Cancellation after activa-
tion is possible.
Actual image zoom viewfinder. 83% of field of view ratio. Magnification:
0.42X (38mm WIDE) - 0.93 X (95mm TELE), Diopter: - im, Autofocus
frame, Picture frame, Close distance compensation frame, Green lamp
lighting ( O ): possible to take a picture, Green lamp blinking: When sub-
ject is too close and / or flash is being charged.
Exposure control: — —— Programmed auto-exposure control. Range: EV10-EV17.3 at 38mm
WIDE,EV13.3-EV19 at 95mm TELE in Auto or Daylight-Synchro mode
(ISO 400), EV8.0-EV17.3 at 38mm WIDE EV8.0-EV19 at 95mm in Slow-
Shutter-Speed mode,
Backlight compensation:—+1.5EV
Flash: Built-in flash with red-eye reduction mode, Automatic flash emission in low-
luminance, Flash ON=Day-light Synchro/Slow-Shutter-Speed Synchro (up
to 1 sec.), Flash-OFF=Flash override, Bulb-Synchro,
Flash effective range: 0.8-7.5m (38mm WIDE), 0.8-3.4m (95mm TELE) (1SO 400 film used).
Flash recycling time: Approx. 7 sec. under Pentax testing conditions.
Battery source: ———— One lithium battery CR123A or the equivalent
Battery life: Approx. 15 rolls of 24-exposure film when 50% of shooting uses flash
(under Pentax testing conditions)
Size & Weight: ——— —— 120.5 (W) x 70.5 (H) x 53.5 (D) mm (4.7 x 2.8" x 2.17) 245g (8.607) with-
out battery
DATE model:
Date mechanism: —— Crystal quartz controlled; LCD with digital clock, auto calendar up to 2049.
Imprinting mode: ————— “Year, Month and Day”, “Day,Hour and Minutes”, “---- blank”, “Month, Day
and Year” or “Day, Month and Year”.
Size & Weight: —————— 120.5 (W) x 70.5 (H) x 56.0 (D) mm (4.7 x 2.8” х 2.2”) 250g (8.807) with-
out 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 with-
in that period, provided the equipment does not
show evidence of impact, sand or liquid damage,
mishandling, tampering, battery or chemical cor-
rosion, operation contrary to operating instruc-
tions, or modification by an unauthorized repair
shop. The manufacturer or its authorized repre-
sentatives shail not be liable for any repair or
alterations except those made with its written con-
sent 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 coun-
try where you wish to have it serviced during the
warranty period, regular handling and servicing
fees maybe charged by the manufacturer's repre-
sentatives in that country. Notwithstanding this,
your Pentax returned to the manufacturer will be
serviced free of charge according to this proce-
dure 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 a Directive conformity mark
of the European Community.
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 user's
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 radio
frequency 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 encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the fol-
lowing measures :
« Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
» Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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