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The Kodak Advantix F600 is an APS film*(see below) camera with a zoom lens. So it is no 35mm camera, the APS main format is 30.2x16.7mm, a bit bigger than half format. APS has been released in 1996 and was discontinued in 2011.

* The APS (advanced photo system) film is 24 mm wide and has three image formats: H for "High Definition" (30.2 16.7 mm), C for "Classic" (25.1 16.7 mm) and P for "Panoramic" (30.2 9.5 mm). The "C" and "P" formats are made by cropping the full image which is always taken on the film. So the formats are just a code recorded on the film. Date and camera settings could be written on a magnetic area on the film. The APS system was a very advanced photo system indeed, but digital cameras made it obsolete.


The F600 model was introduced in 1999.
Its main features are:

39-60mm F4.5 - F8.5 Ektanar lens
Electronic shutter, 
1/4-1/360s
Size 104x67x45mm,  Weight 212 gr. without battery
50-3200 ISO, automatic coding, self-timer, automatic film advance and spooling, time/date/settings recording possibility,
87-zone autofocus

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Camera closed.

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Camera front open.
The lens only moves out a little.

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Lens moved out to tele position

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Back view. Viewer is unusually low. On/Off button in the center. To the left: battery compartment. Takes a CR123 battery.

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Seen from above. From left: Flash selector, mid roll rewind, self-timer, date settings
. LCD screen, indicates flash auto, full rewound film and date printing. Format selector. Tele/wide switch and shutter button which sits a bit too deep for easy access but prevents unwanted shutter release.

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Camera bottom. Tripod socket. Lid of the film compartment.


This camera is very easy to use, switch it on and it's ready. Autofocus is responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as well, you drop the film into the compartment and that's it. It has some manual settings if needed. An annoying feature is auto flash at start, which is the case with most ultra compacts.

It's a good point and shoot camera with a moderate wide angle to moderate tele lens. It has good picture quality.

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