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05-23-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Pentax MZ-30/ZX-30

MZ-30/ZX-30
Year introduced
2000
Mount
KAF with limitations (cannot use M and K lenses)
Meter range
1 - 21 EV
Meter pattern
m
ISO range
6 - 6400
DX ISO range
25 - 5000
Exposure modes
P, Av, Tv, M, B
Exposure compensation
+/-3 EV
Exposure 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
Yes
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
No
Viewfinder
0.7x, 92%
Viewfinder type
Pentamirror
Diopter correction
Yes
Exchangeable screen
No
Depth of field preview
No
Image size
24 x 36 mm
Panorama format
No
Battery
2 x CR2
Battery grip/pack
Grip FG, 4x AA
Size (W x H x D)
135 x 92 x 63.5 mm
Weight
360 g
Comment
Program modes: Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Action, Close-up.
Extra flash functions: Contrast control.
Cannot use M, K lenses due to lack of mechanical aperture coupling


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Last edited by Ole; 05-03-2010 at 05:38 PM.
10-10-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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Pentax MZ-30/ZX-30 Camera Review

Pros Easy to use, works suprisignly well with 3rd-part flash unuts
Cons has "crippled" KAF mount,
Rating 7
Price (U.S. Dollars) 1v
Years Owned 7 months

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

Camera Review
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).

Last edited by aafuss; 10-23-2010 at 10:46 PM.
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