Pentax zoom 280-P (1992)


Type: 35mm fully automatic leaf-shutter camera
with built-in zoom lens and auto flash

Film: Auto film speed setting with 35mm perforated
DX-coded film with ISO rating from 25 to 3200 II
EV step). Non-DX coded films are automatically
set to IS025.

Print size: 24x36mm format (13x36 in panoramic

Film loading: Auto film loading. Closing the back
cover will automatically wind the film to first ex-

Film winding: Auto film-winding: Two auto film-
winding modes; single frame mode and con-
secutive mode (approx. 1.6 sec./frame).

Film rewinding: Auto start at the end of roll. Auto
stop upon completion of rewinding. Rewinding
time: approx 20 sec. with 24-exposure film. Re-
winding in mid-roll provided.

Frame number: Automatic readout of successive
frame numbers in ascending order when shoot-
ing, and descending order when rewinding.

Lens: Pentax power zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-8.0 10 ele-
ments in 8 groups, Angle of view: 75°-30.5°

Focusing system: Pentax infrared active autofocus-
ing with focus lock (Switchable to Spot AF
mode) Range: 0.56m (1.8 ft) - infinity (Maximum
magnification approx. 1/6X), Infinity-landscape
mode (focus is fixed to infinity)

Zooming: 2 modes: continuous and step zoom
Shutter: Programmed AE electronic shutter with
speeds approx. 1/400 sec.-1/5sec. Bulb:1/2sec.-
10 min., Bulb-Timer: 1 sec.-IO min., Electromag-
netic release

Self-timer: Electronic red lamp indication. Approx.
10-sec. delay with LED indication. Cancellation
after activation is possible.
Viewfinder: Actual image zoom viewfinder: 82%
field-of-view ratio. Magnification: approx. 0.34X
(28mm WIDE)-0.87X(80mm TELE), Diopter.-3-
+1D, AF frame, Picture frame, Close distance
compensation frame, Panoramic format picture
area, Panoramic format close distance compen-
sation frame. Green lamp lighting on the right
hand side of the viewfinder: in-focus signal,
Green lamp blinking: close-distance warning,
Red lamp lighting on the right hand side of the
viewfinder: Flash-ready status, Red lamp blink-
ing: Flash being charged
Exposure control: Programmed auto-exposure con-
trol. Range: EV8.6-17 at 28mm WIDE, EV11.8-17
at 80mm TELE in Auto or Daylight-Synchro
mode (ISO 100), EV6.1-17 at 28mm WIDE, EV8.4-
17 at 80mm TELE in SLow-Shutter-Speed or In-
terval Shooting mode. Automatic exposure
compensation in a backlit situation

Multi-exposure: Multiple exposure function pro-

Programmed-image-size tracking: Captures the
subject always at the waist-up image size (range
1.0-2.7 m)

Exposure compensation: +/- 3EV (0.5EV step)

Exposure-meter switch: The exposure meter is
turned on by half depression of the shutter re-
lease button

Flash: Built-in zoom flash with red-eye reduction
mode, Automatic flash emission in low-lumi-
nance or a backlit situation, Flash-ON=Daylight-
Synchro/Slow-Shutter-Speed Synchro (up to 1/5
sec.), Flash-OFF=Flash override, Bulb-Syn-
chro=1/2sec.-10 min.

Flash effective range: 0.56-5.0m(28mm WIDE), 0.56-
2.7m(80mm TELE), (IS0100 film used)

Flash recycling time: Approx. 3 sec. under Pentax
testing conditions

Interval shooting: Electronically controlled, started
by depressing the shutter release button (inter-
val time: 10 sec. - 60 min.)

Remote control: Infrared wireless remote control,
Step zooming at TELE (80mm), 50mm,
WIDE(28mm), Effective range: 5m from the front
when projected from the camera's front; 0.7m
from the back when projected from the rear,
Self-timer mode (3-second delay) can be set on
the camera.

Power source for remote control: One lithium bat-
tery CR1620 (replaced by the Pentax Service fa-

Size & weight for remote control:

21(W)x44.5(H)x8.5(D), 0.8"x1.8"x0.3", 7g (0.2 oz.)
Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries (CR-123A or

Battery life: Approx. 30 rolls of 24 exposure film
when 50% of shooting uses flash (under Pentax
testing conditions)
Battery exhaustion warning: (CID) appears on the
LCD panel, Shutter is locked when the (CD) is

Data mechanism: Crystal quartz controlled; LCD

with digital clock, auto calendar
Imprinting mode: "Year, Month and Day", "Day,

Hour and Minute" or blank
Size & weight:

143(W)x81.5(H)x61.5(D) {5.6"x3.2"x2.r)
400 grams, (14.0 oz.Xwithout battery)
DATE model:

410 grams (14.5 oz.) without battery.


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