Pentax IQZoom 160 35mm Point & Shoot Film Camera

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  • Makes you look good....

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent quality, nice zoom range, easy to use.
    Cons: Dark viewfinder.

    Summary: When you are looking for a camera what is the most important thing to you? Price? Style? Size? Quality? How about….how good are the pictures? The Pentax IQ Zoom 160 delivers quality pictures that have my friends wondering if I took them with ... read more

  • Pretty Good

    May 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, durable
    Cons: Pricey

    Summary: I recieved the Pentax IQ Zoom EXY about two years years ago. This camera is still going strong after I have dropped it a thousand times, and left it outside in the rain more than once. I never even had to take it in to be repaired. If you want a long ... read more

  • Picture this...

    Dec 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use, small
    Cons: none

    Summary: This Pentax camera is one of the best around for a 35mm. The zoom on this just seems to go forever. I have had mine for a little over a year and it has taken a beating in its time, but still works wonder. Several of the pictures I have taken have ... read more

  • travel camera

    Dec 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great zoom, small, cheap
    Cons: the battery gets used very quickly (however I do zoom in and out a lot)

    Summary: When I first got out of School, I did photography at College. I had always used SLR camera's but had found them annoying to carry around if you were on the move. So when I began to travel I decided I had to get a good all purpose camera. I chose this, ... read more

  • Easy to use, not durable

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ease of use and high photo quality
    Cons: breaks easily and expensive to repair

    Summary: While it lasted, I loved this camera. It is really easy to use and takes lovely pictures under many different conditions. About 6 months after purchase things began going downhill. It stopped picking the right aperture when on auto, so my pictures ... read more

  • Perfect pictures for the novice

    Oct 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: zoom feature and focus at all distances
    Cons: wish I had purchased the dating model

    Summary: You will not hear any technical mumbo-jumbo in this review because basically all I know about cameras is how to turn them on and press the button. That is why the Pentax 160 is perfect for me. Even if I were bright enough to figure out the focusing and ... read more

  • My Best Friend!

    Aug 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything about this camera.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: I have enjoyed making photos since I was a child. I had "window shopped" for years for a camera which would "do everything", yet still be affordable. I found it in my Pentax 160.I bought my camera in March 1997. During the 3 years I ... read more

  • WOW! What a Zoom!

    Aug 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: loaded with features, easy to operate
    Cons: slightly heavier than some other point and shoot cameras

    Summary: Recently I decided to purchase a 35mm point and shoot camera. Years ago I used a 110 Instamatic and was quite pleased. My husband told me I was so skilled at composing pictures that I should buy a 35mm SLR. About 5-6 years ago, I purchased a Canon EOS ... read more

  • a great buy!!

    Jul 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great quality pictures
    Cons: Still a little expensive for the average person.

    Summary: I bought this camera after having taken pictures with a manual camera for a really long time. As a photo buff I really appreciate a good camera when I see one and the photos that I have taken with this camera have all really turned out well. The ... read more

  • FOR FAMILY PICTURES TOO!!

    May 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: FUNCTIONAL
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: We BOUGHT THIS CAMERA WHEN GOING ON VACATION A YEAR AND A HALF AGO JUST TO TAKE SIMPLE PICTURES, BOY WERE WE SURPRISED. THIS CAMERA HAS SO MANY OPTIONS IT IS AMAZING. TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE IN VARIOUS SITUATIONS SUCH AS IN THE SHADE, WITH A ... read more

  • Best travel/family camera and great value

    Feb 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great zoom, 5 point focus, red eye reduction
    Cons: no date, slide flash, somewhat bulky

    Summary: This should be the camera you choose if you want a camera with a great zoom lens and ease of use. This camera is automatic in focus, flash, film advance, rewind, and film loading. Has a 38-160 mm zoom lens, which is ample for anyone going on vacations ... read more

  • Say cheese!

    Feb 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use, takes beautiful pictures
    Cons: none

    Summary: When my trusty old 110 camera finally bit the dust three years ago my fiancee decided that I needed to step on into the 90s. Off we went searching for a 35mm camera worthy of my futile attempts at catching all those picture perfect moments. We found it ... read more

  • Yes and No

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: dates photos
    Cons: looks bad on enlargements

    Summary: The IQ Zoom 160 is a neat little compact 35mm that has a powerful 38mm to 160mm zoom built right in. It's great to carry around in your purse, takes excellent shots because of the zoom, and has a large LCD screen that's easy to read/understand. The flash ... read more

  • Power Zoom Rules!

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: compact
    Cons: battery life short

    Summary: This is a great camera because it has a 38mm-160mm power zoom lens built in to a very compact camera, making it small enough to carry around for snapshots, but powerful enough to get great shots! The LCD panel is large, and very easy to read, there's ... read more

  • What a great camera!

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing zoom, ease of use
    Cons: Fairly expensive

    Summary: We got this camera last Christmas and have loved it ever since. Its very versatile, being simple enough for my husband to use, with all the great features that I enjoy. That makes it the best of both worlds. The auto setting makes it great for those ... read more

  • Excellent Camera

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use
    Cons: some settings require a tripod

    Summary: I recently purchased the Pentax IQ Zoom 160 because I got tired of missing those wonderful shots of my children while playing sports. I am able to zoom in on that perfect shot. I am still having to learn tricks to this camera. I have not quit got the ... read more

  • Easy To Use Camera

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Zoom, Easy Loading, Red Eye Reduction
    Cons: Panorama Shots

    Summary: Two years ago my husband bought me the Pentax ESP10 160 zoom camera. He owns an old Pentax where you have to check settings, focus, and do so many things before you can take the picture that he usually misses the opportunity. I did not want this. I ... read more

  • Great Little Camera

    Dec 28, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight and easy to use
    Cons: Have not found any

    Summary: I looked at many different point and shoot models with zoom lenses. All had their good and bad features, but the Pentax 160 seemed to have the best balance. I like its light weight, versatility, and special features like panorama options. It fact, the ... read more

  • Powerful Point and Shoot!

    Dec 22, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible photographs, quality of a manual!
    Cons: Macro photography is awkward with this camera, but that is usually the case with point and shoots.

    Summary: This is such an incredible point and shoot! With settings that allow you to adjust shutter speed, focus, and zoom, you actually have a lot of control on the actual image that appears. The interface is incredibly user-friendly. A knob allows you to choose ... read more

  • Great Features

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great features
    Cons: Doesn't have auto off

    Summary: Been using Pentax for 25 years-alternate between Pentax and Nikon-usually have at least 5 cameras I use at any one time. Wanted one that was not real expensive but had a great telephoto. This is the longest at 160mm. Researched before choosing and am ... read more

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