Pentax Zoom 90-WR

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The Pentax Zoom 90-WR is a fully automatic weather resistant (splash proof) compact camera manufactured by Pentax in 1991. It was also sold as the IQZoom 90-WR but this branding is often omitted from the camera body. It is part of the Pentax Espio IQZoom cameras series.

It uses a 38-90mm f/3.5 to f/7.8 zoom lens made of 8 elements in 7 groups. Autofocus is based on a infrared type system with a focus lock and a spot AF mode. It has a focus range of 0.8m to infinity. The shutter speed range is from 1/5 to 1/400 with a bulb mode at 10 min to 1/2 sec. The self-timer has a delay of 10 seconds, a two shot self timer mode is also available.

Film is automatically loaded, advanced and rewound. Mid-roll rewind can be done. It is compatible with DX encoded films from 25 to 3200 ISO. Non-coded films are set at 25 ISO. It is powered by two CR123A battery.

Date models are also available. It is capable of imprinting in various formats such as Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, Month/Day/Year, and Day/Month/Year. Recording of year are up to 2019.

The right side of the camera holds a remote control, to use it simply slide it upwards and take it out. With this unit you can zoom the lens in 3 steps and fire the shutter.


Pentax Zoom 90 WR
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