|Compact Lightweight Body for Portability
Despite the incorporation of a film winder, the MZ-M measures just 135mm wide,
90.5mm high and 55mm deep and weighs a mere 305 grams without batteries,* allowing
you to enjoy the world of high-quality SLR photography anytime, anywhere.
* In the case of the non-date model.
|Multi-Mode Exposure System for Enhanced
The MZ-M features Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Metered
Manual, and Bulb modes to handle a variety of subjects and situations and assure
greater freedom of creative expression.
• Aperture-Priority AE to control the depth of field: When you select the
desired F-stop (aperture) on the lens aperture ring, the MZ-M automatically selects
the optimum shutter speed to assure proper exposure. You can choose larger apertures
to narrow down the depth of field and throw the background out of focus, or use
smaller apertures to increase the in-focus area from foreground to background.
• Shutter-Priority AE to capture a subject on the move: When you select
the desired shutter speed, the MZ-M automatically selects the optimum aperture
based on the subject's lighting condition. You can take advantage of high shutter
speeds to freeze motion, or use slower speeds to stretch the movement across
the image field.
• Programmed AE to concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunities:
The MZ-M automatically sets a combination of aperture and shutter speed, based
on the exposure program, to assure optimum exposure of your subject. Since it
frees you from troublesome exposure adjustment, you can concentrate on image
composition and shutter opportunity. What's more, the MZ-M allows you to switch
to other exposure modes quickly and effortlessly.
• Metered Manual and Bulb for ultimate control over exposure settings:
In the Metered Manual mode, you are free to select aperture and shutter-speed
settings to produce your intended visual effect. The bar graph in the viewfinder
lets you confirm the subject's exposure level at a glance, even for intentionally
— or underexposed pictures. The Bulb mode is provided for extended exposures,
and it comes in handy for dramatic night scenes and breathtaking astronomical
|Simple, Direct-Access Operation with
Important camera settings, ranging from shutter speed to exposure compensation
value and film advance mode, can be adjusted — and visually confirmed — using
two large dials and other switches, all of which are conveniently positioned
on the top panel.
|Other Outstanding Features
• Electronic preview for quick, effortless depth-of-field assessment with
• 2-segment metering for greater exposure accuracy
• Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen for a clear, bright viewfinder image