Pentax 140V

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Pentax may have been the most prolific manufacturer of mediocre point and shoots.  To clarify all but a few premium point and shoots fit into that category so they had competition from almost every camera maker but for shear quantity of middling quality Pentax takes the cake.  I don’t know what the actually sales figures were but based on the percentage of Pentax cameras found in thrift stores one can surmise.  So in no way does this camera rise to the top of the pile, it provides a 38-140mm zoom of f 5.8 – 11.8  and pretty standard features.  The only nice things about this camera are the sliding lens cover and the blue backlit top LCD display.  These touches set it apart from the more common pile dwellers the Espio 140 and Espio 140M.


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