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This 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. This is the  silver version, called BF-90. Otherwise there is no difference between the BF-80 and the BF-90. A date version exists. 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

Original box, papers, case and camera.

Front closed.

Back view. Flash OK lamp. Big finder, hence BF. Film type window.

Seen 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.

Camera open. Buttons for flash always and flash Off. Flash guide no. is 9/100 ISO.

Film compartment open.

This 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 backlight 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 basic as possible.