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Pentax P3 (Early) 35mm Camera Body, Black, No Cable Release Socket

***Lens not included
KEH Model# 250961
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* AS IS means usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return available.


Pentax P3 (Early) 35mm Camera Body, Black, No Cable Release Socket Description


(2- MS76) Pentax KA bayonet lens mount. Pentax P30 outside North America. - Black finish only. - Compact body design, economic and simple to use. - New features include: AE lock, Program AE mode favors higher shutter speeds than previous program mode Pentax cameras. - Original P3 would not accept standard cable release. It was later modified to do so. P3 specifications: * Manual metering and program AE only. GPD metering cell. * Program auto-flash is not TTL. * Centerweighted metering pattern. * LED metering display. * AE Lock. * Dedicated hot shoe. * Electronically controlled, vertical moving metal blade shutter by Seiko (MFC-E7). * Shutter speed range 1 sec - 1/1000 plus B and 1/100x. * Stepless shutter speeds in AE modes. * Flash sync at 1/100. * Self timer. * ISO/ASA film speed range: 25-1600, auto DX only. * Manual film advance and rewind. * Body grip. * DOF preview in manual mode. * VF info includes: shutter speed, metering function, flash ready signal. -> NO motordrive or autowinder compatibility. Recommended flash: AF series dedicated flash. A and P series cameras should be used with SMC Pentax A lenses (KA mount) modified with electrical contacts for full body/lens communication in new Program and Shutter priority AE metering modes. K mount (SMC-M) lenses can be used, but only in Manual or Aperture Priority AE modes.

KEH Specifications

  • Type: TTL Programmed-AE 35mm SLR Camera
  • Exposure-Control Modes: Programmed AE, Metered Manual, Programmed Auto Flash
  • Lens Mount: Pentax KA Bayonet Mount
  • Focusing: Manual
  • Shutter: 1 - 1/1000 sec, B
  • Metering: Open-aperture, TTL center-weighted, average area metering system with GPD
  • Film-speed Range: ISO 25-1600
  • Mirror: Back-swing type instant-return
  • Viewfinder: 92% Field of view, 0.82x Magnification
  • Flash: Hot shoe, PC terminal
  • Film Advance: Manual - Crank type
  • Self Timer: 12 second delay
  • Power: 2 - 1.5v Silver-oxide or alkaline mini batteries
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 3.4 x 2.0"
  • Weight: 17.9 oz


General information

Brand Name Pentax
Product information

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KF (SMC-AF, ME F)