Excerpt: I own two of these. One has been around a while and one I bought a year or so ago. This is the best consumer-level auto-exposure camera of the manual focus era. The flash modes work as they should, as does the exposure automation. This is the only camera of the 80s that is a pleasure to use with lenses that don't have aperture rings, because it allows the camera to be used in shutter-priority mode and can display the aperture information. Later P models can't do this.
Pros: Uses A lenses, TTL flash, bright finder, compact
Cons: Prone to stuck mode control, LCD in finder is dim
Excerpt: Maybe the nicest MF camera built by Pentax? My experience now covers the P30T, the ME super, and this one. I think the Super program is the necest of them all, it has the ruggedness of the ME Super and the better handling of newer models (especially with the small grip for the right hand fingers).
Excerpt: Just wanted to add that ergonomics are personal and I sold the one I bought on eBay after shooting one roll of film. For me this had the worst ergonomics I have ever seen on a film SLR. I found the lock on the control dial EXTREMELY hard to release and the two tiny buttons next to it nearly as hard to use. The LCD on top reads a display down a dark hole viewed (with great difficulty) through a tiny window and the readout in the viewfinder is not much better.
Excerpt: I thought long and hard before choosing a Pentax body. I was using an Olympus OM2 Spot/Program as my main camera,but was finding it difficult getting hold of lenses in OM mount, so decided to look around.
Pros: Small Size, A compatibilty
Cons: Full stop shutter speed incrememnts, small viewfinder.
Excerpt: Hvis man unngår slag mot toppen er det et fint kamera som vil holde lenge.
Pros: Robust, hendig og brukervennlig kamera med alle funksjoner unntatt autofokus. Kan bruke alle Pentax-objektiver opp til idag.
Cons: Klarer seg ikke uten batterier, og er dessuten følsomt for slag mot prismehuset. Inne i prismehuset ligger elektroniske kretser som ikke finnes lenger. Men en slik skade kan derfor ikke kameraet repareres.