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Pentax ZXM
Pentax ZXM

Type: TTL automatic exposure multi-mode 35mm SLR.
Film: 35mm perforated cartridge film.
Image Size: 24mm x 36mm.
Lens Mount: Pentax K KA2 bayonet mount compatible with KAF2, KAF, KA and K mounts.
Metering system: TTL open-aperture 2-segment metering.
(1) 2-segment multi-pattern metering with SMC Pentax-FA, -F and -A lenses;
(2) Center-weighted metering with other lenses. Automatic switching depending on mounted lens.
Metering range: EV1 ~ EV21 (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens).
Exposure mode:
(1) Programmed AE;
(2) Aperture-Priority AE;
(3) Shutter-Priority AE;
(4) Metered Manual;
(5) Bulb. Programmed Auto Flash available. Automatic exposure compensation in auto-exposure mode with multi-pattern metering.
Memory lock: Activated with ML button. Exposure value memorized for approx. 10 sec.
Exposure compensation: 3EV (1/2EV steps).
Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter.
Shutter Speed:
(1) Programmed AE & Aperture-Priority AE modes: 1/2000 ~ 30 sec. (stepless);
(2) Shutter-Priority AE & Metered Manual modes: 1/2000 ~ 2 sec., B (bulb) and 1/100X.
Flash sync speed: 1/100 sec.
Viewfinder Type: Fixed molded penta-mirror type.
Focusing screen: Fixed Natural-Bright-Matte split-image/microprism focusing screen.
Field of view: 92% vertically/horizontally.
Magnification: 0.77X (with 50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity).
Diopter: Fixed at -1 diopter.
Preview: Electronic type. Possible in all exposure modes using preview button. Viewfinder LCD Indication (with automatic brightness level adjustment):
1) External flash status;
2) Shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, and out-of-exposure coupling range warning;
3) Exposure compensation factor;
4) Bar-graph;
5) Over- and underexposure indication in Metered Manual;
6) Memory lock.
Film Loading: Quick auto loading (automatic film advance to first frame).
Advance/rewind: Automatic (mid-roll rewind possible).
Advance mode:
(1) Single;
(2) Consecutive (approx. 2 frames/sec.).
ISO Film Speed Setting:
(1) Automatic with DX-coded film (ISO25 ~ 5000).
(2) Manual (ISO6 ~ 6400 in 1/3EV steps).
Flash Synchronization: With the optional Pentax dedicated flash unit via hot shoe.
Self-Timer: Electronically controlled type with 12-second delay.
Data Imprinting: Available using the optional Pentax Data Back FJ.
Power Source: Two 3V lithium batteries (CR2 type).
Dimensions: 135(W) x 90.5(H) x 55(D)mm (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.2").
Weight: 305g (10.8 oz) without batteries.
Pentax K1000
Pentax K1000

Type: Manual SLR
Film: 35mm perforated cartridge film.
Image Size: 24mm x 36mm.
Lens Mount: Pentax K Mount
Metering system: Center weighted match needle metering.
Metering range: CdS meter measures the average brightness of the ground glass at full aperature, and couples directly to aperature, shutter, and film speed settings. Zero-method exposure control.
Exposure mode: EV 3-18 with ASA/ISO 100 film.
Memory lock: -
Exposure compensation: -
Shutter Type: Rubberized silk focal plane shutter.
Shutter Speed:1/1000 ~ 1 sec., B (bulb).
Flash sync speed: X synchronization at 1/60 sec.
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism viewfinder.
Focusing screen: Cross-microprism or split-image focusing screen.
Field of view: ?
Magnification: 0.88x magnification with 50mm standard lens focused at infinity.
Diopter: -1.0
Preview: -
Film Loading: Manual
Advance: Ratchet-type rapid-wind lever. 160 degree throw and 10 degree play. "Cocked" indicator alongside shutter release button. (Manual)
Rewind: Rapid-rewind crank for speedy film take-up. (Manual)
ISO Film Speed Setting: Manual (20 ~ 3200 ASA/ISO).
Flash Synchronization: X contact hot shoe for cordless flash connection.
Self-Timer: ?
Data Imprinting: -
Power Source: One 1.5V alkaline (LR44) or silver oxide (G13) battery.
Dimensions: With 50mm f/2 lens: width 143mm (5.6") x height 91.4mm (3.6") x 83mm (3.3").
Weight: 620g (21.7 oz) without batteries.

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