PENTAX 17 €549,99
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Compact film camera with fixed focal length, designed to capture half-size photographs
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In addition to the distinctive image quality created only by a film camera, this new model provides users with the fun and excitement of manual camera operation unique to film photography, such as manual film winding using the film advance lever, and manual focus-range setting with the zone-focus system.

"It's time for film"

Photography is an art in which the camera captures light, then forms an image of a scene based on that light.

You can use the light to create your own image, using it boldly on some occasions, or more sensitively on others. A film camera portrays the scene exactly the way you read the light and intend to capture it on a photograph.

While film cameras have had a long history, you will discover a new value in a film camera.


What’s the film camera?

As the name implies, this is a camera that uses film as its recording medium. Digital cameras record images using electrical signals, but film cameras create pictures by exposing the photosensitive layer of the film to light.


What’s the half-size format?

Film comes in many formats, but the most popular is the 35mm format (36mm x 24mm frame size) — what we call full size in digital photography. The half size is a format in which two pictures (17mm x 24mm) are captured in a single 35mm-format frame, meaning that you can double the number of pictures that can be captured on a single roll of film — 72 pictures on a roll of 36-expsoure film, or 48 pictures on 24-exposure film.




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Frequently asked questions and corresponding answers.

Q: Which film could be used? 
A: It’s a standard 35mm film. ・Films with ISO sensitivity of 50/100/125/160/200/400/800/1600/3200 ・Film capable of taking up to 36 exposures (72 exposure half format) * Infrared film is not compatible.

Q: What is the size of the negative?
A: It’s the half frame of 36 x 24 mm, 17 x 24 mm (including divider between negatives)

Q: Does the camera have a zoom lens? 
A: No, the lens is a fixed HD PENTAX single focal lens 25mm (37mm equivalent) 

Q: Does the camera have auto focus?
A: Camera uses zone focus. Select a zone depending on the distance to the subject. The focusing range of each zone is as follows.

Q: Does this camera have a flash?
A: Yes, 

Q: Can filters be attached?
A: Yes. The camera is compatible with commercially available 40.5mm filters, which can be attached to the lens filter mounting thread. 

Q: What is [BOKEH] of mode dial?
A: This mode gives priority to the widest aperture possible. This mode allows you to take pictures that make the most of the “BOKEH” effect.

Q: Is the camera water/weather resistant?
A: No. please handle carefully in rain or conditions where camera can be exposed to moisture. 

You can find the complete FAQ catalogue under this link...

PENTAX 17 sample images

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Photo taken by Kensaku Hopf

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Photo taken by Karin Majoka

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Photo taken by Karin Majoka

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Photo taken by Samuel Hopf

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Photo taken by Karin Majoka

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Model Description

Camera Type

Half-frame lens-shutter 35 mm film camera , with fixed focal length

Frame Size


Compatible Film

35mm film
ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 125, ISO 160, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200

Sensitivity Setting

Manual settings to match the film

Film Loading

Easy loading system

Film Transport

Manual winding using wind-up lever
(with 130-degree stroke and 35-degree stand-off angle)

Film Rewind

Manual rewinding using rewind crank. Mid-roll rewinding possible.





HD PENTAX lens, 3 elements in 3 groups

Focal Length

25 mm (equivalent to 37mm in 35mm format)

Maximum Aperture


Angle of View (Diagonal)


Maximum Magnification

Approx. 0.13x (at 0.25m)

Filter Diameter






Albada bright-frame viewfinder

Viewfinder Indication

Composition frame, Close-distance compositon frame
Zone focusing setting can be confirmed through the viewfinder

Viewfinder Outer Right

Blue lamp display: Warning display
Orange lamp display: Flash display




Focus type

Zone-focusing(Manual operation)

Switchover Distance

6 zones
(0.25m, 0.5m, 1.2m, 1.7m, 3m, ∞)/(0.82ft, 1.7ft, 4ft, 5.6ft, 10ft, ∞)



Exposure Control

Metering System

Partial metering

Metering Range

EV2.5 to 16.5 (ISO100)

EV Compensation

± 2EV ( 1/3EV steps)

Metering System

Partial metering

Shooting Mode (Exposure)

Full auto(Pan focus program AE, Auto flash, Standard(Program AE, Flash off), Slow-speed shutter(Slow-speed program AE, Flash off), Maximum aperture priority(Maximum aperture priority program AE, Flash off), Bulb(Bulb, Flash off),Daylight sync(Program AE, Flash on), Slow-speed sync(Slow-speed program AE, Flash on)





Program AE electronic shutter

Shutter Speed

1/350 to 4 seconds, Bulb 



Built-in Flash

Guide Number

approx.6 (ISO100・m)

Emission Type

Shooting mode interlocking system

Flash Charging Time

Approx. 9 seconds

Charging Status

Can be checked with the orange lamp at viewfinder outer right. Charging status: blinking Charging completion status: lighting



Power Source

Battery Type

One 3V lithium battery(CR2)
Not compatible with rechargeable CR2 type batteries

Battery Life

Approx. 10 cartridges* when using 36 exposure film (using fresh battery under the condition of 50% flash shots)
* According to the result of RICOH IMAGING in-house testing



External Terminal

Cable Switch Terminal

Compatible with cable switch CS-205 (optional) (φ2.5mm)



Operating Environment


0℃ to 40℃


85% or less(the enviroment must be free of condensation)



Dimensions and Weight


Approx. 127.0mm(W)×78.0mm(H)×52.0mm(D)
Approx. 5.0in(W)×3.1in(H)×2.0in(D) (excluding protruding parts)


Approx. 290g(without film and battery) 
Approx. 10.2oz(without film and battery)



Article Codes


Art. No. 18926 - PENTAX 17 DARK SILVER Body KIT



Included Accessories


Art. No. 54457 - Strap O-ST191
Art, No. 39944 - Lens Cap O-LC40.5
Lithium Battery CR2


Optional Accessories


Art. No. 37248 - Cable Switch CS-205




Market Launch

June 2024





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