The Panasonic mini&Zoom C2200 ZM is a 35mm film camera of the mid-range to upper range series. It was
first released in 1992 (?) when the digital market was not yet a market at all.
It has a moderate zoom that covers 35-70mm in a very small body. There was a date version,
which is shown here. There is very little information about the camera,
let alone a manual. I took the informations from ads. Its main features are:
35-70mm F4-7.6 lens, 7 elements in 7 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,6m Electronic shutter, 1/400-1/4 Size 122 x 68 x 42 cm, Weight 249 gr. including battery and strap 50-3200
ISO, automatic DX coding, automatic film advance, 4 flash
modes, self timer
front closed. The camera has a very big viewer.
back. Viewer with 2 LED for flash and AF. Film type window. Data back with several modes, set to no date.
Set to date imprint. The date starts at '87, so maybe the camera was
released earlier. Date setting ends with '19, so they did not expect
that the camera would still work in 2020.
Set to day/hour imprint. There is no extra battery for the data back
nor a fragile cable, it's just contacts. So you have to set the date
each time you open the back. Don't forget to do so.
Camera front open. The flash is set automatically. The lens moves automattically to 35mm.
The lens set to wide position, 35mm.
Lens moved out to its tele position.
from above On/Off button. Flash mode button, self-timer, LCD
screen (flash off set) under the transparent Wide/Tele switch.Shutter
View from below. Tripod socket. Mid roll rewind. Battery compartment on the right edge, takes a CR123 battery.
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 flash settings if needed,
the menu is very easy to access on a clear LCD screen.
The pictures are sharp, it has mid range lens. It's
a good point and shoot camera
with a moderate wide angle zoom lens, good picture quality, standard
finish in a small pocketable body. It sets the flash on from
start, but there is a flash off mode.