Pentax today announced two new 35mm compacts, the 30 PC-5000 with a 27mm autofocus wide-angle lens and the 25 PC-3000 with a 25mm fixed focus wide-angle. The PC-5000's autofocus system adjusts focus between 80cm and infinity to produce sharply focused images.
Both cameras have large bright viewfinders and are fully automatic. Auto features include film loading, which advances film to the first frame, sets the ISO film speed with DX-coded film, advances to the next frame after each exposure, and rewinds it at the end of the roll. The built-in auto flash automatically fires in low light and has a red-eye reduction mode to prevent annoying red spots in the subject's eyes.
To conserve batteries, the cameras automatically shut the power off when left unused for more than three minutes
A data version of the PC5000 is also available.