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The Canon Prima Super 28 (aka Canon Sure Shot Z70W) is a consumer friendly autofocus zoom
camera. It was first released in 1995. Canon chose an 8-element lens with good optical correction instead of a good max aperture. Its main features are:

28-70mm F5.6-7.8 Minolta lens, 8 elements in 7 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,45m in macro mode
Electronic shutter, 2-1/590
Size 123x64x43.8,  Weight 230 gr. without battery
25-3200 ISO, automatic DX coding, self-timer, automatic film advance, several focus modes

Camera front closed.

Camera back. Viewer. Wide/Tele button. Film type window. LCD screen, flash mode button, mid roll rewind and mode dial.

Camera front open. The flash moves up automatically.
Flash guide number ~16 (m/ISO 100).

The lens moved out to wide position.

Lens moved out to tele position.

View from above. S
hutter release, self-timer button.

View from below. Tripod socket. Battery compartment at the side, takes a CR123 battery.

Film compartment.

Camera and original case.

This 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.

It's a good point and shoot camera with a wide angle zoom lens, honest picture quality, a nice finish in a small pocketable body which is slightly bulky and a bit heavier than others. A nice find, it's not expensive at all.