The PC35AF was introduced to the market in 1982 and it was Pentax's first autofocus compact camera. The PC35AF was also the first camera in Pentax's 'PC' line.
Straight up, the PC35AF was a point-and-shoot camera. It came with a film winder accessory that offers motorized film advance. Later versions like the PC35AF-M and PC35AF-M Date offer built-in power-winding, and date stamp functions respectively. The PC35AF came in black and green camouflage while the special edition (SE) had gray-colored ergonomic grips for better handling and shooting.
Performance-wise, the PC35AF is a neat little point-and-shoot camera. It doesn't have the best glass lens, innovative features, or the most stylish design but it can and will perform. Its Pentax 35 mm f/2.8 lens offers decent clarity and crispness while the auto-exposure feature helps in getting well-lit shots. It's not the smallest compact camera in the used camera market right now but if you're into the angled styling and its sleek sliding lens door, then the PC35AF may be the camera for you.
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Lens: Pentax 35 mm f/2.8, 5 elements in 5 groups
Focusing: Pentax infrared active triangular measuring system (0.7m to infinity) with focus lock device
ISO: 25-400 ASA
Shutter: electronically programmed behind-the-lens shutter, shutter speed from approx. 1/8 to 1/430 sec. mechanical release
Exposure: programmed automatic exposure control from EV6 (f/2.8 at 1 /8 sec.) to EV1 7
(f/16 at 1/430 sec.) at ISO 100 with CdS-cell metering. Slow shutter warning by LED display and PCV sound
Flash: Built-in pop-up type with flash ready lamp ISO 100
Film Type: 35 mm
Winding Mechanism: manual, with winder accessory option
Dimensions: 129 × 69 × 46 mm
Weight: 320 grams
Battery: two AA alkaline batteries
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