Lomopedia: Pentax Espio 120 SW

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35mm compact zoom cameras are all the buzz this week for the Lomopedia. Today, we bring you the ever stylish Pentax Espio 120 SW.

If looks could kill then the Pentax Espio 120 SW would have already eliminated the competition. The sleek aluminum body (minus the plastic film door) gives the Espio 120 SW a distinct look. Everything about this little point-and-shoot looks well-designed and thought of including the sliding dioptre for the viewfinder.

Images via Xuite Blog

Pentax created a lovable street photography-worthy camera in the Espio 120 SW. The usual motorized drive, glass optics, autofocus features are common in point-and-shoot cameras but this little shooter has an ace up its sleeves. It has a 28mm to 120mm zoom capacity that allows photographers to close in on the action even from a distance.

Of course, faster film is required if you’re going to shoot mainly on zoom with the 120 SW. Crisp and detailed shots are to be expected from this camera. Other features that make the Pentax Espio 120 SW a winner are the infinity landscape, spot focus and the low light indicator for the LCD panel.

Pentax Espio 120 SW Technical Specifications:

  • Film Format: 35mm
  • Material: aluminum body and plastic film door
  • ISO Setting: DX-coded ISO 25 to ISO 3200, non DX-coded films are set to ISO 25
  • Viewfinder: actual image zoom viewfinder, 83% field-of-view ratio
  • Flash: built-in flash with red eye correction mode
  • Lens: Pentax power zoom 28mm to 120mm f/4.0-8.8 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec to 1/5 second, Bulb mode from ½ second onwards
  • Focusing: infrared active autofocus with focus lock
  • Meter: Au CdS
  • Power: one 3V lithium battery or CR2 battery

Check out these Pentax Espio 120 SW shots taken by our very own community members:

Credits: v-u, letsgetfunkyy, plasticpopsicle, gakurou & denisesanjose

Information used in this article was sourced from FilmWasters, Lomography, and Butkus.

Scritto da cheeo il 2014-11-05 in #gear #35mm #review #zoom #point-and-shoot #pentax #lomopedia #espio-120-sw

3 Commenti

  1. hs2014
    hs2014 ·

    Battery is CR2, NOT 123A!

  2. infinitedowntime
    infinitedowntime ·

    I just bought a CR123A because of this article, please update to show CR2 so others don’t make this mistake!

  3. cheeo
    cheeo ·

    @infinitedowntime edited and updated. Thank you for correcting us!

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