The Pentax PC35AF was the first 35mm compact camera with autofocus from Pentax. There are later versions with powerwinding (PC35AF-M) and a date function. Its name led to a whole range of Pentax PC cameras.


  • Fully automatic 35mm film camera with leaf-shutter and integral flash.
  • Lens: Pentax 35mm, f/2.8 (5 elements in 5 groups).
  • Infrared active triangular autofocus with pre-focus.
  • Programmed auto-exposure from EV6 (f/2.8 at 1/8s) to EV17 (f/16 at 1/430s) at iso 100 with CdS-cell metering. Mechanical shutter with slow shutter warning LED and beep.
  • Albada viewfinder with 85% coverage, auto-focus frame, picture frame, parallax correction frame, distance indicator needle, zone focus markers, lamps.
  • PC35 AF has no DX sensor and it is set manually in front of the camera and is from 25-400 ASA. The later version of PC35 AF-M (DATE) is fitted with auto DX coding.
  • Self-timer.
  • Flash guide number 11m at ISO 100, 6 second recycling.
  • Tripod socket.
  • Power source: 2 x AAA batteries.
  • Size: 129x69x46mm, 320g