Skip to product information
1 of 9

Pentax Espio 135M compact 35mm film camera - no mode/frame counter display, otherwise OK (serial 4960954)

Pentax Espio 135M compact 35mm film camera - no mode/frame counter display, otherwise OK (serial 4960954)

Regular price $65.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $65.00 CAD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Note: the LCD which displays the shooting mode and frame count is not working (you can sometimes get it to display by pressing on it, but we don't think this is a viable workaround for most people). The camera is otherwise working perfectly. This camera would be a good choice for someone who wants to use it as a pure 'auto-everything' point-and-shoot. Alternatively, the modes reset when the camera is switched on, so advanced users can memorize modes (eg 'flash cancel' is enabled by clicking the flash button twice).

The Pentax Espio 135M (aka IQZoom 135M) is one of the later, more sophisticated models in the highly regarded Espio series of 35mm point-and-shoots. This camera features a very sharp and complex zoom lens for its class (38mm-135mm F4.8-F12 lens; 8 elements in 6 groups).

The camera requires a CR123 lithium battery (optional). 

Condition notes
Apart from the mode LCD, the camera is working perfectly. 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. We also verified the camera's autoexposure is working correctly with a shutter tester and calibrated light source. The camera is in excellent cosmetic condition (see photos). 

Example photos
Here are some photos that other people have taken with this model of camera:



  • Type: 35mm fully automatic lens-shutter camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash.
  • Film: 35mm DX-coded film with 24mmx36mm format.
  • Lens: SMC Pentax power zoom 38mm-135mm F4.8-F12 lens; 8 elements in 6 groups.
  • Focusing System: Phase matching passive five-point autofocus system. Spot focusing / infinity landscape available.
  • Autofocusing Range: 2.6 ft. (0.80m) to infinity (at 38mm); 3.6 ft. (1.08m) to infinity (at 135mm)
  • Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure control with six-segment multi-pattern metering.
  • Metering Range: (1) Shooting in auto mode: EV10 – EV18 (38mm at ISO 400), EV14 – EV20 (135mm at ISO 400); (2) Slow shutter speed and backlight compensation: EV 5 – EV 18 (38mm at ISO 400), EV 6.5 – EV 20 (135mm at ISO 400)
  • Shutter: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter.
  • Shutter Speed: Approx. 1/400 sec. to 2 sec.; 1/2 sec. to 1 min. in bulb mode.
  • Viewfinder: Standard / panorama switchable. Actual-image zoom viewfinder with diopter adjustment (approx. –3.0 m-1 to +1.0 m-1).
  • Viewfinder Area: 83% (at 10 ft.) Indication: Focus and flash status, panorama-format picture area, close distance compensation frame and AF frame.
  • External LCD Indication: Exposure counter, date indication, zoom lever, battery exhaustion warning, flash-on, flash-off, slow shutter, bulb, infinity-landscape, spot AF, self-timer, remote control and red-eye reduction.
  • Film Loading: Automatic film loading with first-frame positioning.
  • Film Winding: Automatic film winding.
  • Film Rewinding: Automatic film rewinding at end roll. Automatic stop upon rewind completion. (Mid-roll rewinding possible.)
  • Film-Speed Setting: Auto film-speed setting with DX-coded film from ISO 25-3200.
  • Self-Timer: 10-second delay electronic self-timer.
  • Flash: Built-in auto zoom flash. Automatic discharge under low lighting and backlighting conditions in auto mode. Flash-on and flash-off modes. Recycling time: Approx. 5 sec. with fresh battery. Effective Range: 1) 2.6 ft. – 25 ft. (0.8m – 7.6m), (38mm at ISO 400); 2) 3.6 ft. – 12 ft. (1.08m – 3.6m), (135mm at ISO 400)
  • Remote Control     Infrared wireless remote control. 3-second delay release provided.
  • Auto Power Cut-Off: Automatic power cut-off after approximately 3 minutes of no operation. In remote control shooting mode, automatic power cut-off after approximately 5minutes of no operation.
  • Power Source: One 3V lithium battery (CR123A type).
  • Dimensions and Weight: 4.5 (W) x 2.6 (H) x 2.0 (D)” (113.5 x 66.0 x 50.0mm); 8.3 oz. (235g) without battery.
          View full details