Pentax MZ-6/ZX-L

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The MZ-6 is a autofocus 35mm SLR camera from Pentax introduced in 2001. It is also known as the ZX-L in the USA. This is the first camera with P-TTL flash introduced by Pentax and the last film amateur camera on the ZX series.

It uses a electronic vertical traveling metal focal plane shutter with speeds from 30 to 1/4000 of a second. The self-timer is electronic with a delay of approx 12 sec.

Exposure modes include picture mode (portrait, landscape, action, night and closeup), program mode, Av, Tv modes, metered manual mode, bulb and TTL flash. The auto focus has 3 points and spot focus modes in single predictive and manual modes. An AF illuminator is also available for improved low light focusing. The meter has a six segment TTL cell with a range of 0 to 21 EV at (ASA 100, 50mm f/1.4), and can be set for DX-coded film speeds from 25 to 5000 ISO or manual speeds of 6 to 6400. Exposure compensation can be adjusted ± 3 EV at ½ steps. Three shot auto bracketing is also available in ½ EV steps. The built in pop up flash has a GN of 11 and has red eye reduction. The finder uses a matte focusing screen with a 92% field of view and a 0.7x magnification. The motorized film transport is able to travel at up to 2 fps in consecutive mode. It is powered by two CR2 battery.