135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Yashica AW mini
The Yashica AW mini is a full automatc and wheatherproof 35mm film camera. It was
first released in 1990, before the digital market was a market at all.
It has a moderate wide angle lens in a standard body. Its main features are:
32mm F3.5 lens, 4 elements in 3 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,95m Electronic shutter, 1/120-1/600s Size 126.5x64.5x39.5, Weight 225 gr. without batteries 100-1000
ISO, automatic DX coding, automatic film advance, self timer, forced flash mode, waist-level finder (inversed inage)
front closed and original pouch.
back. Battery compartment, takes 2 standard AA batteries or one CR 123
battery, depending on model. Viewer with 2 LED for flash and AF. Film
Camera front open. Flash button for foced flash (backlight situations).
from above Self
timer button. Mid roll rewind. Waist level finder. Film counter. Shutter
View from below. Tripod socket.
camera is easy to use.
Autofocus is fine and responsive. Putting a film is easy as well,
you drop the film, tear the film leader up to the mark
and that's it. The
camera winds it automatically. It has only automatic flash mode and a
forced flash mode for backlight situations, no flash off. The red flash
lamp is on while charging and blinks when charged, normally it's the
opposite. Green focus confirm light. There is a waist-level finder,
very handy for street photography. It's water-resistamt even in heavy
rain. As there are only short speeds, no night photos are possible.
The picture are nice, although the lens is not a Tessar, it's a Tessar-type lens with very good picture quality. It's
a mid range point and shoot camera
with a moderate wide angle lens in a pocketable body. It sets the flash on from
nice camera, but Yashica made the T models which are better, yet expensive beyond reason. So this is a usable alternative.