135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Panasonic C-625AF Super Mini
Panasonic C-625AF Super Mini is said to be the same camera as the
Minolta Riva Mini aka Freedom Escort. Even more interesting is its
resemblance to the Leica Mini and Mini II. The Panasonic and the
Minolta have a very nice Minolta lens, whereas the Leica has one which
is labeled Elmar, but the differences seem to be very small. It is a moderate
angle (34mm) camera for 35mm film.
It has been released in 1991. Its main features are:
F3.5 Minolta lens, 4 elements in 3 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,6m Electronic shutter, 1/5-1/250 + B mode up to 5s in flash-off mode Size 118x63x36.5, Weight 165 gr. without battery 50-3200
ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance
front. There are no blades, but there is an UV filter instead to protect the lens.
Bottom. Tripod socket.On the right edge:
battery cover. Takes a CR123 battery.
back. Built into the viewer: green multi-purpose LED for focus o.k., flash ready and slow exposure times.
screen (flash off), power on/off, self-timer and flash modes. Camera sets auto flash
as default. Shutter release and film mid
Camera on. The lens only moves out a little.
Flash guide number ~10 (m/ISO 100).
open. The film leader is safely engaged when you close the back.
Camera and its original case.
camera is easy to use.
Autofocus is responsive and works very well. Putting a film is easy as
well, open the back, drop the film, tear the film leader up to the mark and that's it. The
camera spools the film to the first picture. As with most point and
shoot ultra compacts, auto
flash is set at start.
a very good point and shoot camera
with a moderate wide angle lens. In my opinion it's a bit noisy. Pictures are sharp with good contrast.