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This is a very basic compact camera, focus free. I got it for next to nothing, so I tested it nevertheless. There is little to no information about this camera. If you search for it, you find an Elite EL 35 SFX, a similar featured camera in a more 90s styled housing, this Elite 35 SFX in a more rounded style and an Elite 35 AFX, an autofous version instead of a focus free one. There is no information on the other ones as well. Its main features are:

34mm F3.8 focus-free lens, min. focus ?m
Shutter speed ?
Size 119x70x45,  Weight 237 gr.
Limited DX code for ISO 100 - 400 (only 2 contacts), auto wind, rewind via switch, AE, flash

Front closed.

Back view. Flash OK lamp and exposure warning lamp. Viewer. Film type window.

Seen from above. Motor wind indicator, mecanical film counter and shutter button.

Seen from below. Battery compartment (take 2 AA batteries). Rewind switch, only works when the camera is switched of and there is film across the film plane. No tripod socket.

Camera open. Slider for flash.

Film compartment open. Instructions in French tell you pull th film leader up to the line A to B and the insert it into the slit of the film wind chamber. Close the back and press the shutter once.

This camera is incredibly basic. You slide it open and push the shutter, that's all. There are no features except flash. There is a warning if you should put the flash on. The camera has a fixed focus lens. No night photos. Point and shoot as basic as possible.