Pentax have announced the introduction of the Pentax MZ-6 - a new 35mm autofocus SLR camera featuring super-compact dimensions, simple operation and the Pentax-original Auto Picture Mode with a large illumination mode dial. The MZ-6's innovative multi-mode auto-exposure system makes it the perfect starter SLR not only for beginners but also for intermediate photographers. In addition, it offers a host of advanced features and user-selectable exposure modes for advanced photographic applications and creative expressions.
When the user selects the MZ-6's Auto Picture Mode, one of the five 'Picture Modes' (Standard Program, Portrait Program, Landscape Program, Close-Up Program, and Action Program) is automatically selected according to the subject distance, lens focal length, lighting conditions and, in some cases, subject motion. So, even beginning SLR photographers can take high-quality pictures without worrying about troublesome exposure settings. In addition, the selected mode is vividly indicated on the large illumination mode dial
positioned on the camera's top panel, so that the user can confirm the mode in use with a quick glance.
The MZ-6 also offers advanced features, including: six manually selectable Picture Modes (five Auto Picture programs plus Night Scene Program); conventional exposure modes (Aperture-Priority AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Metered Manual and Bulb modes); three-point wide-frame autofocus system with the selectable Spot AF mode; auto bracketing function; user-oriented Pentax Functions; 1/4000-second high-speed shutter with 1/125-second flash sync; auto pop-up flash with red-eye reduction; large, easy-to-read LCD panel with LED illuminator; a viewfinder with full-information display and diopter adjustment; electronic depth-of-field preview; a multi-exposure mode; AE lock; and a remote control mode (in combination with an optional remote control unit). In addition, the MZ-6 accepts a wide selection of SMC Pentax interchangeable lenses and accessories, including the new flash system, for creative SLR photography.
More details on the MZ-6 are available on the Pentax User website here.