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The Yashica Zoomate 70 is a 35mm film camera of the mid-range series.
It was first released in 1995 when the digital market was not yet a market at all. It has a moderate zoom that covers 38-70mm in a standard bodyIts main features are:

38-70mm F5.2-9.1 lens, 5 elements in 5 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus said to be 1m, mine focusses down to less tha 0.6m in wide and tele mode.
Electronic shutter, 1/250-2.8s
Size 126x68x43,  Weight 230 gr. without batteries
100-800 ISO, automatic DX coding, automatic film advance, different flash modes

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Camera and original pouch.

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Camera front closed.

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Camera back. Viewer with 1 LED for flash and AF. Wide/Tele lever. Film type window.

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Camera front open. The lens moves automattically to 38mm.


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The lens set to wide position, 38mm.

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Lens moved out to its tele position.

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View from above  LCD screen. On/Off button, flash mode button, self timer button. Mid roll rewind.
Shutter release button.

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View from below. Tripod socket. Battery compartment, takes 2 standard AA batteries.

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Film compartment.

This camera is easy to use. Autofocus is o.k. 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 flash mode settings, flash off is possible. The menu is very easy to access on a clear LCD screen.

The picture are o.k. It's a mid range point and shoot camera with a moderate wide angle zoom lens in a pocketable body. It sets the flash on from start, but flash off is possible.

A nice camera, but Yashica made much better models.

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