135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Canon Prima Super 130
The Canon Prima Super 130 is a super compact autofocus zoom camera
with an impressing 130mm zoom. It was
first released in 2002. So this is a late film camera, the digital
market was already expanding. In 2005 there was a last model, 130u or
II, with minor improvements and a multi-point autofocus. Its main features are:
38-130mm F5.6-12.5 Canon lens, 3-point autofocus with focus lock, 1-spot center focus possible, min. focus 0,6m Electronic shutter, 2-1/560 Size 105x58.5x45.8, Weight 210 gr. without battery 25-3200
ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance, several modes, 5 presets, exposure compensation
front closed and a pouch.
back. Viewer with . Wide/Tele button. Film type window.
Camera front open. Flash
guide number ~20 (!) (m/ISO 100).
The lens moved out to wide position.
Lens moved out to tele position.
View from above. Mode button, LCD screen, self-timer button, shutter
release. On/Off button on the edge.
View from below. Tripod socket, mid film rewind. Battery compartment at the side, takes a CR2 battery.
camera is easy to use.
Autofocus is responsive and works well. 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 some manual settings if needed,
the menu is very easy to access via the dial. Max. aperture is not
impressing, but it takes nice photos nevertheless. A bigger aperture
would mean much bigger lenses, much more weight and a huge bodx. It's a
choice. Canon recommends 400 ISO film to compensate.
camera has some very interesting features as preset: real-time shutter
release, (less focussing), flash mode memory (sets the last choice
before switching the camera off as default, automatic rewind off,
center-point focus and continous shooting. So it's one of the few
compacts not to set flash as default if you wish so. It's
a good point and shoot camera
with a wide angle zoom lens, honest picture quality, a nice
finish in an extremely small pocketable body. A nice find, it's not expensive at all.