Pentax Espio IQZoom

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The original Pentax IQZoom compact camera was introduced in 1986 (available in 1987 in most locations worldwide). It won awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) and European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The Pentax Espio camera was released in 1992. From 1990-2005, Pentax sorted its compact cameras into two main groups. The low end range had a PC prefix. The high end series was branded as Espio. Afterwards Espio branded models started appearing in some regions instead of IQZoom which was now most common in the US. Many early IQZoom packaged and branded cameras did not display the IQZoom marking on the camera body itself. Though marked IQZoom on the box, even photos of the camera body on the box did not have IQZoom. These were mostly quite advanced compacts with built-in flash, autofocus, and zoom lenses. Espio/IQZoom models are listed below.

Zoom / IQZoom models

Espio/IQZoom