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05-23-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Pentax MZ-10/ZX-10

MZ-10/ZX-10
Year introduced
1996
Mount
KAF2
Meter range
0 - 21 EV
Meter pattern
m
ISO range
6 - 6400
DX ISO range
25 - 5000
Exposure modes
AutoPict, 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 2 fps
Built-in flash
Yes, GN 11
TTL flash
Yes
P-TTL flash
No
Sync speed
1/100s
Flash exposure comp
No
Autofocus
Yes (3 points)
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
Yes, 13 x 36 mm
Battery
2 x CR2
Battery grip/pack
Grip FG, 4x AA
Size (W x H x D)
135 x 90.5 x 62.5 mm
Weight
350 g
Comment
Program modes: Green, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action.
Extra flash functions: Contrast control


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Last edited by Ole; 05-06-2010 at 09:41 PM.
07-23-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Pentax MZ-10/ZX-10 Camera Review

Pros Tiny, light weight, effective, good mount
Cons a little short on functionality
Rating 7
Price 80
Years Owned 10

I can recommend this camera: Yes

Value, Features, Performance & Size
This is an effective, simple camera that gives good results. Very small and light weight.

Camera Review
I bought this around 1999 - my first Pentax - to gear up for an eventual dSLR purchase.

I like this camera - it's very small and light, easy to tote, and the automation works well.

The mount is important - no crippling here - and so every Pentax lens will work. Ones without an aperture ring in Program only.

The metering is good and accurate - unlike the fancier ZX-L. The camera does suffer from metering limitations in very dim light - e.g. where a Program Plus is still working, the ZX-10 gives up.

The AF is rapid, but can hunt - and I mean from one stop to the other - in low light or low contrast, especially with the slower lenses.

There's a panorama mode in mine - a feature I sometimes appreciate.

Pentax added a lot of thoughtful touches - e.g. little pockets on the strap to put your eyepiece blind and hot shoe cover in.

This little camera offers a lot, with functional simplicity. Many may not like the lack of features, but as a basic portable camera this is very effective.
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