Excerpt: This camera is very easy to use and is packed with great features. Like everyone else has said, this camera is a throwback to older Pentax film cameras. However, it is very cheap in feel and construction.
Excerpt: On the one hand this camera is very good with lots of handy features. And, its traditional layout reminds me of older Pentaxes. Very light weight too. Unfortunately, the camera does not hold up well. I had had one for not even two years before it broke down.
Excerpt: After reading the review here, I decided to acquire a copy of ZX-5n for myself as I didn’t have any auto-focus film camera. I contacted an ebay seller and he informed me that he had non working one with mirror locked up and would give it to me for free.
Pros: A very versatile modern classic auto focus film camera, penta-prism viewfinder
Cons: weak plastic mirror motor gear prone to break
Excerpt: Having acquired a SuperProgram from my cousin in mid-2009 I got into Pentax film SLR's. Six months later I picked up a MX which made its battery-less operation useful when I ran out of batteries without my camera bag.
Pros: Fast AF, Spot Metering, Auto TTL Pop-Up Flash
Cons: The worry that all the cost-cutting issues will happen...
Excerpt: I've tried two ZX-5n cameras now, and it's incredibly frustrating to me, because I really, really like the concept of the camera. However, both suffered the fatal plastic gear flaw, and one came with the flash pop-up flaw. Unfortunately, because of that, I've really been turned off of the camera.
Pros: Great feature set; wonderful, classic layout; lovely ergonomics
Excerpt: I love this camera because it has a traditional look and command interface. Very stylish and it has everything in it for being a modern AF camera. 1/2000 sec shutter speed might sometimes be slow, but then you need MZ-3 for a bit more $$$.