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Pentax Zoom 70-X 35mm camera *LCD screen issues; otherwise works well* (serial 7813716)

Regular price $35.00

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Note: the LCD screen that displays modes and the camera's frame counter is dim and intermittent. Otherwise the camera works perfectly. Since the price is heavily discounted, it would be an ideal camera for someone plans to use it as a pure, fully automatic point-and-shoot (in other words, it's less ideal for people who like experimenting with advanced features).

The Zoom 70-X is one of the finest cameras in Pentax's late-80's 'Zoom' series of the advanced 35mm point-and-shoots. It features a very sharp 35-70mm f3.5-6.7 zoom lens (7 elements in 6 groups) and the camera provides a LCD readout of the selected focal length for repeatability.

The camera requires two CR123 lithium batteries for power (optional).

Condition notes
The camera's functions were tested with batteries and a roll of film (the film was not developed). As mentioned earlier, the LCD screen is dim and intermittent (this doesn't affect photos). We verified the camera's film plane focus accuracy on an autocollimator.  The camera is in very good cosmetic condition (see photos).

Example photos
Here are some photos that other people have taken with this model of camera:
https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3357312-pentax-zoom-70x/photos

Manual
https://www.manualslib.com/download/307083/Pentax-Zoom-70-X.html

Specs

  • Type: 35 mm fully automatic leaf-shutter camera with built-in zoom lens and auto flash.
  • Film: Auto film speed setting with 35 mm perforated DX-coded film with ISO rating from 50 to 1600. 24 x 36 mm format.
  • Lens: Pentax power zoom 35 — 70 mm f 3.5 — 6 7, 7 elements m 6 groups. Two zooming speeds.
  • Focusing system: Pentax infrared active auto focusing. Range: 1 m (3.3 ft) — infinity; 0.6 m (2 ft) — 1 m (3.3 ft) in MACRO.
  • Exposure control: Programmed auto-exposure control. Range: EV 9 — 16.5 in WIDE. EV11 — 16.5 in TELE and MACRO at Auto mode (ISO 100) +1.5 EV exposure compensation provided
  • Viewfinder: Zoom finder with alibada-bright frame. Magnification: approx 0 49X (WIDE) - 0.90X (TELE)
  • Shutter: Programmed AE between-the-lens shutter with speeds approx.1/5 sec. — 1/250 sec. and Bulb (1/2 — 8 sec ). Multiple exposure function provided
  • Self-timer: 10 second delay self-timer with LED indication Dual frame self-timer mode provided
  • Flash: Built-in zoom flash. Recycle time: approx. 3 sec. with fresh lithium batteries
  • Film loading/winding: Auto film-loading. Two auto film-winding modes; single frame mode and consecutive mode (1.2 sec frame).
  • Film rewinding: Auto start at end of roll. Auto stop upon completion of rewinding. Rewinding in mid-roll provided
  • Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries (CR-123A or DL-123A)
  • Battery life: Approx. 125 rolls of 24-exposure film without flash.
  • Size & weight: 137 |W| x 75.5 (H) x 48 5 (D) mm (5.4" x 3 x 19);
  • 380 grams (13 4 oz.) without battery
  • DATE model
  • Imprinting mode: Year, Month and Day", Day. Hour and Minute" or blank.
  • Size & weight: 137 (W) x 75.5 (H) x 50.5 (D) mm (5 4" x 3 x 2"); 390 grams (13.8 oz.) without battery.