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Pentax Me Super

Pentax Me Super
alaScore 81

12 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the responsiveness and design. The shutter and build quality also get good opinions.

portability, build quality, shutter, design, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Me Super is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 12 reviews)

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Pentax ME Super


For its time, the Pentax ME Super was quite a camera. Available at a considerable savings over offerings from the competition, the ME series quickly became popular. And the ME Super was one of the most popular models, mainly due to the inclusion of...

Aperture priority automatic exposureElectronic focal plane shutter with speeds from 4 seconds to 1/2000 secondTTL exposure meteringShutter speed shown in viewfinderAvailable with compact M-series lenses

Introduced in 1979, the Pentax ME Super was quite an advanced camera for...

Consumer review by:

Pentax ME Super


Fantastic little camera, Sturdy and reliable, Feels nice. Classic good looks in either chrome or black.

Small compact excellent handling vast array of lenses available reliable excellent hand held handling reletively cheap and easily replaceable in the event of terminal damage or theft Mechanical shutter speed availble (s/125) if batteries fail

Awkward on tripod lack of DofP review only winder facility available no motor wind

Consumer review by:

Pentax ME Super


What can i say. WOW...What a Camera. I originally purchased my 1st mint condition used Pentax ME Super in 1998, well it was a gift more than a purchase and got on so well with the camera that a year down the line in 1999 i purchased myself a 2nd body...

Versatile, Strong reliable metering, crisp, bright and expansive viewfinder coverage, abundance of quality lenses available, many system accessories to choose from (Winders etc), lightweight and compact, rugged and reliable build quality, slick...

The only to my knowledge is a lack of Depth Of Field Preview, though this is just a small glitch and can easily be lived without after a little experience. There are other ways to judge this


Consumer review by:

Pentax ME Super


A very well built camera, with most of the features you need

Size and weight are quite small ; Very good light metering system ; Availability of lenses and compatibility with all Pentax lenses even the new ones

No DOF preview

Consumer review by:

Pentax ME Super


The Pentax ME Super is a cool camera. It is a lot like the classic Pentax K1000 with it's manual controls but also advances in technology and has very good automatic features as well. This, like the K1000 is a rugged long lasting SLR that has made it's...

Strong sturdy design, both great manual and automatic features, great shutter, much smaller than many other SLR's

Consumer review by:

Pentax ME Super


For me, this is about the best camera I have ever owned and still use it a lot.

Strong, light, a lot of lenses possible with K-fitting, manual and half-auto and so much more (see )

Well, not so much. maybe missing autofocus like in newer camera's

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built In Flash: No
Data Back: No
DX Coding: No
Exchangable Lens: No
Exposure Regulation:Aperture Priority
Motor: No
Panorama: No
Red Eye Reduction: No
Water Protection: No

General Features

Compact / SLR:SLR
Film Format:135 mm


Bifocal / Zoom: No