Pentax PC-333

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The PC-333 is a 35mm auto exposure, auto focus point and shoot compact camera from Pentax. It is part of the Pentax PC series of cameras. A date version is also available.

It uses a 3 element 35mm, f/3.5 lens. Focusing is automatic using a infrared type system. The minimum focus distance is 1m. The shutter operates from 1/30 to 1/500 of a second. The auto exposure meter uses a SPD type cell and has a range of 8.6 to 17 EV (ISO 100). There is a built-in flash that has a GN of 10 with a recharge time of 6 seconds. To compose a photo the viewfinder has a 85% view along with parallax correction indicator and focusing spot. Other indicators in the finder are for the meter. A green LED is for correct exposure, while flashing means underexposure. The film transport is motorized and automatically advances the film. The film counter is upward counting and automatically resets. A film indicator along with a film transport indicator are on the back. It is compatible with DX-coded films from 50 to 1600 ISO. Non coded film are set at 100 ISO. Power comes from two AA batteries.