Easy to use, works suprisignly well with 3rd-part flash unuts
has "crippled" KAF mount,
Price (U.S. Dollars)
I can recommend this camera: Yes
Value, Features, Performance & Size
Great value 35mm
Nice build quality
Has multiple exposure
Front lever for adjusting shutter speed
The Pentax MZ-30 (ZX-30) is a nice and easy to use Pentax film SLR with a nice build quality.
What I like about it is its front mounted lever (that looks a bit like a digital camera's zoom lever) which is used for adjusting shutter speed-I find this to easier to use than a rotating dial
Autofocus on the MZ-30 seems to be quite quick.
This Pentax camera works best with Pentax's own flash units but I found the MZ-30 will work nicely with my Sunpak Auto 36FD flash.
One downside to this camera is that the aperture ring on most lenses have to be set to the "A" position otherwise the MZ-30 won't work properly-the shutter will not release (by comparison, the ZX-50 will with the aperture ring set to any position).