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Pentax IQ Zoom/Espio 120Mi Point and Shoot

4.6 star rating
                      4.6 / 5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $283.00

  • Camera TypePoint and Shoot
    MPNiq zoom 120mi kit
    Product ID20289

Product Description

The small size of the IQZoom 120Mi disguises its capabilities. The 38mm-120mm power zoom lens possesses an automatic zoom macro ability. A passive 5-point autofocus system allows you to shoot multiple subjects with confidence and the multi-pattern metering system provides optimum exposure even in difficult light conditions. A compact camera to express rather than inhibit your creativity.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gates Yohan a Intermediate from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2003

Strengths:    Small

Weaknesses:    Picture quality.

Bottom Line:   
I had this camera over a year . I am ok with the camera ,but picture quality not so great. My Konica Lexio and my canon Z135 takes better pic than this one.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $189.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   Sure Shot Z135, 120 and Konica lexio 70(great lens)

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2003

Strengths:    picture quality, good construction, bulb mode, compact size

Weaknesses:    ugly 'sound effects' when you press the buttons0

Bottom Line:   
Excellent camera! I was hesitant to get a zoom P&S for a long time, but the picture quality that comes out of this camera has been a very pleasant surprise. Sharp and properly exposed. It's also one of the most nicely built P&Ss I've seen outside of the posh models., Ri Aluminum front and back plate! At $180 at B&H it's a great deal for a camera with these specs. Highly recommended.+

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   Konica Lexio 70, Ricoh R1, Konica Big Mini F, Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Christin a Intermediate from Canada

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I buy this cammera last year, autofocus have an problem on it, the shot taken always not in focus, I bring the camera to dealers fix for two times, no improvement

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Yschica T5

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Canuck88 a Intermediate from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2003

Strengths:    Small, light, and attractive
Solid contruction (aluminum body)
Spot focus
Bulb mode
Sharp Pentax lens
Great exposure metering
"Indiglo" LCD
Diopter adjustment

Weaknesses:    Vignetting at almost all focal lengths
Lens is slow
Sluggish and noisy zoom
Viewfinder not so hot
Batteries drain fairly fast

Bottom Line:   
I needed to purchase a new P&S to compliment my SLR and based my purchase of the 120mi on the reviews here. Overall, I'm pleased with the camera's performance with the exception of the vignetting I'm experiencing. This could be simply an isolated instance, and I'll be taking it in for service soon. Aside from the vignetting, the camera is small, light, durable, and attractive, with a super sharp lens, terrific spot focus, and long exposure capability. For someone needing a zoom point and shoot, I would highly recommend it. However, if you don't care about the zoom, stick with the Olympus Stulus Epic - a fixed, fast lens and about 1/2 the price.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   Henry's

Similar Products Used:   Olympus Stylus Epic
Contax T2
Leica Minilux

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cavinsoo a Intermediate from Singapore

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2002

Strengths:    Small and compact.
Bulb mode good for long exposure.
Excellent shots at night. No grain or grey areas.
Excellent zoom

Weaknesses:    Battery drains after 10 rolls of film.
Viewfinder became hazy.
Viewfinder can be small, however after repeated use... you will get used to it.
38mm is too near to the object. You have to stand further away.

Bottom Line:   
This camera produces excellent image quality. I have posted some pictures at photos.yahoo.com/sooyewthong. There are some pictures that I have taken using Konica films and the outcome is extremely bad. I will never use Konica film anymore. Most of the nice photos that are taken in Japan are using Fuji Reala 100 films. Excellent quality

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Minolta Supplier at

Similar Products Used:   Nikon automatic camera

Type of photography:   People

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