Pentax ZXMFilm Camera

Pentax ZXM

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Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Pentax ZXM5.7 x 3.7 x 2.4 in
  • Camera Weight for Pentax ZXM1.1 lb
  • Camera Build Material for Pentax ZXMPlastic


  • Camera Focus Mode for Pentax ZXMManual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Pentax ZXMSplit Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Pentax ZXMBulb – 1/2000 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Pentax ZXM6 ISO – 6400 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Pentax ZXMManual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Pentax ZXMCenter-weighted
  • Camera Viewfinder for Pentax ZXMPentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Pentax ZXMInterchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Pentax ZXMPentax K
  • Common Camera Lenses for Pentax ZXMPentax 50mm f/1.4 is a common lens for the Pentax ZXM Pentax 50mm f/1.4Pentax 28mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Pentax ZXM Pentax 28mm f/2.8Pentax 70-210mm f/4 is a common lens for the Pentax ZXM Pentax 70-210mm f/4
  • Camera Flash for Pentax ZXMPentax ZXM Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Pentax ZXMPentax K-mount lenses is a common accessory for the Pentax ZXM Pentax K-mount lensesExternal flash is a common accessory for the Pentax ZXM External flashCamera strap is a common accessory for the Pentax ZXM Camera strapLens caps is a common accessory for the Pentax ZXM Lens caps


  • Camera Battery Type for Pentax ZXM2 x CR2
  • Battery Life for Pentax ZXMApproximately 50 rolls of film
  • Battery Replaceable for Pentax ZXMReplaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Pentax ZXM
    Street Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Travel Photography
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Description for Pentax ZXM Description for Pentax ZXM

The Pentax ZXM is a 35mm SLR film camera that was introduced by Pentax in 1998. It is a fully manual camera with a robust build quality, making it suitable for both amateur and professional photographers. The ZXM features a pentaprism viewfinder with a 0.85x magnification, providing a bright and clear view of the scene. It has a shutter speed range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds, allowing for versatile exposure control. The camera also has a built-in light meter, which helps in achieving accurate exposures. With its interchangeable lens system, the ZXM offers a wide range of lens options, allowing photographers to capture various types of images. Overall, the Pentax ZXM is a reliable and versatile film camera that delivers excellent image quality and is a great choice for photographers who prefer manual control.

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Some notable features of the Pentax ZXM include a self-timer function, multiple exposure capability, and a depth-of-field preview button. The camera is compatible with Pentax K-mount lenses, which are widely available and offer a wide range of focal lengths and apertures. The ZXM also has a built-in motor drive, allowing for continuous shooting at a rate of up to 2 frames per second. The camera uses two CR2 lithium batteries for power, which provide long-lasting performance. The ZXM is a reliable and durable camera that is well-suited for both beginners and experienced photographers.

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Description for Pentax ZXM Pros and Cons for Pentax ZXM

Compact and lightweight design, making it easy to carry around

Full manual control for advanced photographers

Compatible with a wide range of Pentax K-mount lenses

Built-in light meter for accurate exposure control

No built-in motor for autofocus, requiring manual focus

Limited exposure modes compared to more advanced models

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Description for Pentax ZXM Potential Problems and Fixes for Pentax ZXM

Mirror Lock-Up Issue

The Pentax ZXM may experience a mirror lock-up issue where the mirror gets stuck in the up position. This can be fixed by gently pressing the shutter release button. If the problem persists, professional camera service is recommended.

Battery Drain

The ZXM has been known to drain batteries quickly. Make sure to turn off the camera when not in use. Using high-quality batteries can also help mitigate this issue.

Film Loading Difficulty

Some users have reported difficulty in loading film into the ZXM. Ensure the film is properly aligned and inserted into the film chamber. If the problem persists, refer to the user manual or seek help from an experienced photographer.

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