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7.5 out of 10

Pentax MZ-5n

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

offertonhatter, pentaxforums.com
25 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Unlike some reviews on here, all of the functions still work excellently, but thats maybe because I have only put around 100 rolls of films through it, so it is not heaviley used.
  • Pros: Traditional controls, good AF, quieter shutter than K series DSLR's
  • Cons: It HAS to have aperture ring lenses to control, number of AF points, it's plastic!
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10
Value for money 8
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Ease of use 8
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Picture quality 10
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Overall quality 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0

Semi pro camera

wildtinse..., Ciao
7 April 2008
  • Excerpt: "...as an upgrade to my Pentax P30n as i wanted to try an autofocus camera. There are a large array of lenses available for it. You can use Pentax lenses or for a wider range, try the likes of Sigma or Tamron. Both these other makes are as good if not better than the Pentax lenses available. Both silver or black coloured lenses look good on it due to the fact that both are present on the cameras body. Manual lenses can be used but they arent easy to ...
  • Pros: Lightweight and easy to use
  • Cons: Manual focus can be tricky
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0

Exellent buy

TheZigSta..., Ciao
15 December 2005
  • Excerpt: "...dramatic effect. Having used many 1960's Pentax cameras in the S range, I was very happy find the controls seem to falls under the fingers much the same. Though it doesn't quite have the looks or solid feel of the those 60's models, it is still very robust. I've seen many articles lamenting that modern lenses are no match for the old 60's Takumar lenses, I have little to complain about, and especially given both lenses I have with this are zooms. I ...
  • Pros: Performance, reliable, ease of use, clear viewfinder
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera and great results.

wildtinsey, Dooyoo
15 February 2005
  • Excerpt: This is one of my favourite cameras to use especially for wildlife photography. It is lightweight due to the body being made of plastic but still rugged enough to cope with everyday life. The viewfinder is large and bright so any manual adjustments of focus that you require can be done. There is also a dioptre adjustment on the view finder to cater for those who wear glasses.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

137699, Dooyoo
18 December 2002
  • Excerpt: I have been using Pentax cameras ever since I pursuaded my dad to let me have a go with his K1000 when I was a young lad. I quickly progressed onto my own ME Super which I had for many years (without really ever getting to master it!), then a P30, P50, an SF-7 and finally my MZ5n, which I have had for about 3 years now. The great thing about the pentax philosophy is that the lenses have evolved, rather than being replaced.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

inky, Dooyoo
14 February 2001
  • Excerpt: I recently bought this camera as I needed to replace my Eos 300 that was damaged. I liked the Pentax for several reasons. Firstly it was very quiet, secondly it was well thought out and easy to use, and thirdly it can use all the old Pentax lenses. Ideal when you want high quality without needing auto focus. For me this is aerial photography. I also like the setting that gives you three quick shots with different exposures. Very handy when using Slide file sometimes.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Ease of use 10
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Picture quality 10
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Overall quality 8
8.0
Looks 10
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Great travel companion

dkoch, Ciao
18 November 2000
  • Excerpt: "The Pentax MZ-5N has been a great travel companion for me through the last few years taking pictures in North America and large parts of Europe. No problems ever, whatever the weather or conditions. Also brilliant in theatres and on movie locations. Though be careful only to use the Pentax SMC lenses with it, since I had real trouble with Sigma lenses attached - bad focusing, slow auto focus. The camera has so few buttons, that you can adapt fast ...
  • Pros: size, performance, easy use, viewfinder
  • Cons: flash adapter
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Overall 10
10

Warum ich mich wieder für die Kamera MZ-5N entschied

Rainer Bröenhorst, Amazon
7 September 2013
  • Summary: Da ich schon seit ca. 15 Jahren eine MZ-5N besitze (leider nun defekt), weiß ich was ich habe und wieder haben will. Diese Kamera enthält keinerlei für mich überflüssige Funktionen. Ich kann, wenn ich will, die Programmautomatik wählen: alles im Grünen Bereich. Auch kann ich die Blendenöffnung bzw. Verschlussgeschwindigkeit oder beides leicht selbst wählen. Wohl aber weist die Kamera vielfältige Einstellungsmöglichkeiten auf.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Fotosidan.se
2 July 2006
  • Conclusion: Att använda: 5 Hållbarhet: 5 En fantastisk liten kamera. Jag har använt den i ca: 5 år tillsammans med ett Tamron objektiv. Kameran är liten och lätt, men har allt jag behöver. Reglagen är störtsköna, riktiga vridreglage som gör att det går snabbt, behöver inte kolla i nån display, eller menyer. Det jag behöver veta ser jag i sökaren. Har varit nöjd med ljusmätning och autofocus sen först dagen jag använde kameran.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Fotosidan.se
27 October 2005
  • Conclusion: Att använda: 5 Hållbarhet: 5 Jag köpte den dock begagnad! Men i övrigt så är den så enkel som en kamera kan bli. Lättskött, inbyggd blixt, funkar som studio kamera. M.M.
  • Pros: Enkel att använda, finns många objektiv som passar!
  • Cons: Tar lite plats.
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