Pentax MZ-S

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The MZ-S was the flagship model of a range of 35mm SLRs with autofocus, and was introduced by Pentax in 2001. It utilized KAF2 lenses and was also compatible with manual K-mount lenses.

It uses a electronic vertical traveling metal focal plane shutter with speeds from 30 to 1/6000 of a second. The self-timer is electronic with a delay of approx 12 sec.

Exposure modes include Av, HyM, M, and Tv modes. The metering system differs with the type of lens used. Older K and M lenses supports center-weighted and spot metering, while newer F, A, FA type lenses can use an additional segmented metering mode. The meter has a range of 0 to 21 EV at (ASA 100), and can be set for DX-coded film speeds from 25 to 5000 ISO and manual speeds of 6 to 6400. Exposure compensation can be adjusted ± 3 EV at ½ steps. Measurements are made using a silicon photo cell. A stand-out feature is the ability to imprint full exposure information between sprocket holes, a feature found only on a few other cameras, such as the Pentax 645N. The built in flash has a GN of 12. The motorized film transport is able to travel at up to 2.5 fps. It is powered by two CR2 battery.


Pentax K mount SLR Cameras
K2 | KX | KM | K1000 | MX | ME | ME Super | ME-F | MV | MV1 | MG | LX | Super-A | Program-A | A3 | P30| P30n/P3n/P30t | P50 | SFX/SF1 | SF7/SF10 | SFXn/SF1n | Z-1/PZ-1 | Z-10/PZ-10 | Z-20/PZ-20 | Z-50p | Z-5 | Z-5p | Z-70/PZ-70 | Z-1p/PZ-1p | MZ-5/ZX-5 | MZ-3/ZX-3 | MZ-5N/ZX-5N | MZ-7/ZX-7 | MZ-6/ZX-L | MZ-S | MZ-10/ZX-10 | MZ-50/ZX-50 | MZ-30/ZX-30 | MZ-60/ZX-60 | Pentax *ist | MZ-M/ZX-M