Pentax Point & Shoot

Pentax IQZoom 928 Review – My Superzoom of Choice – By Shawn Granton

When I dove back into film photography in the winter of 2020, I aimed for manual and mechanical cameras. If I was going to embrace this analog medium, I wanted the most analog experience possible. I’d tolerate a meter, but nothing more. I was definitely not interested in those compact point-and-shoot cameras that dominated film’s last decade of primacy. These were the cameras that I stared at when I was the Electronics department manager of a suburban Connecticut Kmart in the later 90s. If I couldn’t generate enthusiasm about buying one then, why would I now?

Pentax Espio 170SL

Pentax Espio 170SL – A One Roll Review

I bought this Pentax Espio 170SL from my local London Camera Exchange. They always have a couple of point & shoot film cameras these days, so I often check for ones that look to have something unique or interesting about them that might make them good to shoot and write about. The thing that attracted me to this Pentax Espio 170SL was its small size – that and the fact that these little Pentax point & shoots generally tend to have a good reputation.

Pentax Espio 80

Pentax Espio 80 Review – My Summer Holiday Snapper

The Pentax Espio 80 is a camera that suckered me in purely because of the way it looks. To my eye, it has a bit of a Functionalist aesthetic. There’s no frills, it’s just a rectangular box with a lens, viewfinder and a few necessary buttons; and this very much fits my ideal from a design point of view. Of course, what it looks like and how good it is – or indeed how well it will suit me in practice – might well be poles apart. And with me only really shooting Ektachrome E100 reversal film at the moment, I felt that it was going to be given a bit of a workout.

Point and Shoot Shootout on a Budget – By Dan Marinelli

Summertime is the best time for cheap point-and-shoot cameras for me. Stuff em with some color film, throw em in a pocket, go on vacation, take pictures, have fun. I don’t want to fuss with focus or exposure, I don’t want to worry about losing or breaking them, I just want to seamlessly capture images of my family and our adventures. Last summer I decided to run a little shootout to discover which cameras I liked shooting best and which ones had the best images. I really only considered cameras available for $100 or less and here’s what I came up with.

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