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The best of both worlds

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30.08.2001

Advantages:
Smaller than most SLRs, cheaper than most SLRs, accepts APS film

Disadvantages:
Some of the controls are tiny/fiddly to use

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Overall Look & Design

Value for Money

ReliabilityExcellent

SizeSmall

WeightAverage

Compatibility with other Photographic EquipmentDiverse

DurabilitySatisfactory

Instruction ManualGood

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I bought this camera because it appeared to offer a lot of features for my money. So far, the expense has been justified because of the wonderful prints I have received back from the development labs.

The cost was a mere 150 pounds, for a camera which gets the best of both the SLR and APS worlds.

For those who are not in the know:

SLR is Single Lens Reflex. What you see through the view finder is exactly what you get in the frame because, thanks to a mirror, you are looking directly through the lens.

APS is a relatively new type of film. The main advantages are:

i) the films are smaller, and hence the cameras can be smaller too.
ii) three frame sizes can be selected, including the classic 6x4 inch prints, a slighter larger 7x5, and a glorious panoramic size.
iii) the films can be rewound mid-roll, and then re-loaded into the camera at a later date to enable different film types (e.g colour/black and white) to be swapped around without having to finish the film first.

So why, when even a cheap SLR camera can cost twice as much, was this camera so cheap? The main reason, so I am told, is that old-fashioned SLR fanatics are refusing to budge from their trusty old 35mm films, because they reckon that they get better picture definition with the 35mm format (APS is only 24mm). Well, that's their problem isn't it because thanks to them, I got a really cool camera for half price!


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