135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Canon Prima BF-80
is a very basic compact camera. I
got it for next to nothing in a thrift shop, so I tested it
nevertheless. It was launched in 1997 as Snappy QT and as Prima BF-80
in Europe. A silver version and a date verion exist. There was a
special edition of the BF-80 featuring the mascot Footix in 1998 for
the soccer World Cup. Its main features are:
32mm F6.2 focus-free lens, 3 elements in 3 groups, min. focus ?m Flash indication in the viewerfinder window Shutter speeds 1/60s-1/250s Size 125x70x47, Weight 205 gr. batteries included Limited DX code for ISO 100 - 400 (only 2 contacts), auto wind, AE, self-timer
view. Flash OK lamp. Viewer. Film type window.
from above. Just a shutter button, a mecanical film counter, a self-timer and a mid-roll rewind.
Seen from below. Battery compartment (takes 2 AA batteries).Tripod socket.
open. Buttons for flash always and flash Off. Flash guide no. is 9/100 ISO.
Film compartment open.
camera is incredibly basic. You slide it open and push the shutter,
that's all. There are no features except self-timer, flash on in
situations and flash off. All the rest is automatic. The camera has a
fixed focus lens. The camera won't fire if there if not enough light
when the flash is off, It has a big viewfinder, good if you wear
glasses. No slow shutter speeds for night photos. Point and shoot as