The Pentax Espio 738S is a compact 35mm point-and-shoot camera with a high quality 38-70mm zoom lens. This camera was also sold as the IQ-Zoom EZY-S. It's very similar to the earlier plain 738 and 738G models (the main difference being the body style). The Espio 738 series are, in our opinion, some of the best quality affordable point-and-shoot cameras of the late 90s and early aughts. Their convenient zoom lens offers image quality that rivals much more expensive fixed lens cameras.
The camera requires a CR123 lithium battery (optional).
Options If you opt for '+ battery' it will be a new CR123A 3 volt lithium battery; if you choose '+ battery & film' you'll also get a 24 exposure roll of Fujicolor 200 film.
Condition notes The camera was tested with a battery and film installed and all functions are working well (we didn't develop the film). We verified the film plane focus accuracy on an autocollimator. The camera is in excellent aesthetic condition (see photos).
Type:35mm fully automatic leaf-shutter with built-in zoom lens and auto flash
Film: Auto film speed setting with 35mm perforated DX-coded film with ISO rating from 25-3200 (1EV step). Non-DX coded films are automatically set to ISO25
Format: 24 x 36mm
Film loading: Auto film loading. Closing the back cover will automatically wind the film to first exposure.
Film winding: Auto film-winding, single frame advance mode.
Film rewinding: Auto start at the end of roll. Auto stop upon completion of rewinding. Rewinding time:approx. 20 sec. with 24-exposure film. Rewinding in midroll provided.
Frame number: Automatic readout of successive frame numbers in ascending order when shooting, and descending order when rewinding
Lens: Pentax power zoom 38-70mm f/4.8-8.5 5 elements in 5 groups Angle of view: 59° - 34.5°
Focusing system:Pentax infrared active autofocusing with focus lock. Range: 0 8m (2 6ft)- mfinity. Maximum magnification approx. 0.1 OX. Focus lock is provided
Zooming: Electronic zoom in four positions.
Shutter: Programmed AE electronic shutter with speed approx. 1/300 - 2 sec. Bulb. Electromagnetic release.
Self-timer: Electronic red lamp indication. Approx. 10 sec. Cancellation after activation is possible.
Viewfinder: Actual image zoom viewfinder. 83% of field of view ratio. Magnification 0.42X (38mm WIDE) - 0.69 X (70mm TELE), Diopter: -1m Autofocus frame, Picture frame, Close distance compensation frame, Green lamp lighting ( O ): possible to take a picture, Green lamp blinking; When subject is too close and / or flash is being charged.