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05-23-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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Pentax Z-70/PZ-70

Z-70/PZ-70
Year introduced
1995
Mount
KAF2
Meter range
1 - 21 EV
Meter pattern
2 segment
ISO range
100
DX ISO range
25 - 5000
Exposure modes
P, Av, Tv, M, B
Exposure compensation
+/-3 EV
Exposure memory lock
No
Shutter speeds (auto)
30 - 1/2000s
Shutter speeds (manual)
30 - 1/2000s
Shutter speeds (mechanical)
None
Self timer
Yes
Mirror lock-up
No
Auto bracketing
No
Multiple exposures
No
Winder
Built-in 1.8 fps
Built-in flash
Yes, GN 13
TTL flash
Yes
P-TTL flash
No
Sync speed
1/100s
Flash exposure comp
No
Autofocus
Yes (1 point)
Autofocus sensitivity
1 - 18 EV
Power zoom
Yes, limited
Viewfinder
0.77x, 92%
Viewfinder type
Pentamirror
Diopter correction
No
Exchangeable screen
No
Depth of field preview
No
Image size
24 x 36 mm
Panorama format
No
Battery
2CR5
Battery grip/pack
No
Size (W x H x D)
146 x 93 x 66.5 mm
Weight
450 g
Comment
Program modes: Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action.
Extra flash functions: Contrast control



Last edited by Ole; 05-06-2010 at 10:13 PM.
01-16-2011, 02:16 AM   #2
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Pentax Z-70/PZ-70 Camera Review

Pros Has KAF2 mount,fast autofocus solid build despite plastic lens mount
Cons plastic lens mount, no ME feature
Rating 10
Price (U.S. Dollars) 1.00
Years Owned 1 week

I can recommend this camera: Yes

Value, Features, Performance & Size
Non crippled K mount (KAF2)
Solid build despite plastic lens mount
Feels quite good in the hand
Nicely positioned command dial

Camera Review
The Z-70 is one of those Pentax that suddenly reminds me of another company's camera-it feels a lot like a Canon EOS.

It's one of the KAF2 Pentax models-unlike the later MZ-30/50 (with a "crippled" mount) you can have the aperture ring on lenses set to any position.

Solid build quality, despite having a plastic lens mount instead of one made out of steel.

I guess Pentax took inspiratioon from the earlier SF series, as the Z-70 has its status display panel behind the popup flash just like on the SF series models and a hot shoe on the grip instead of on top of the camera-weird yet feels balanced with a Sunpakl flash mounted.

AF is quick and I love the command dial-it has the right amount of travel with little resitance to it.

I mounted a smc Pentax-M 28mm f2 to the Z-70 and it still looks quite easy to handle.
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