135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Samsung AF Slim Zoom
The Samsung Af Slim Zoom is a 35mm film camera of the mid-range to upper range series. It was
first released in 1993 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 on the camera,
let alone a manual. I took the informations from ads and a preview in
Popular Photography in 1993. It had a successor, the Fino 70s with a
less luminous, 38-70mm lens. It has an incredible variety of
modes. Its main features are:
35-70mm F3.5-7.6 lens, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus 0,55m Electronic shutter, 1/400-1/3, 1/2-60s (!) bulb mode Size 120x64x40, Weight 280 gr. including battery, film and strap 50-3200
ISO, automatic DX coding, automatic film advance, plenty of special
modes: back light compensation, slow shutter speed (night) and bulb
with or without flash, infinity
mode, red eye reduction, self timer, dual frame self timer, auto tele +
wide self timer, consecutive shoot, multi exposure, snapshot mode.
Camera and bag.
back. Viewer with 2 LED for flash and AF. Film type window. Data back with several modes, buttons missing. Some tape residues.
Camera front open. The flash is set automatically. Flash
guide number ~22 (m/ISO 100). The lens moves automattically to 35mm. Infinity mode button.
The lens set to wide position, 35mm.
Lens moved out to its tele position.
from above Snapshot button, flash mode button, mode select button. Mid roll rewind. LCD
screen (flash off set). Shutter
release button. Wide/Tele buttons.On/Off button.
After touching the Wide/Tele buttons, the focal length shows for 2 seconds.
View from below. Tripod socket. Battery compartment on the left edge, takes a CR123 battery.
Film compartment. To the right: Battery comparment for data back, takes one CR2025 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 an incredible variety settings if needed,
the menu is very easy to access on a big clear LCD screen.
The pictures are sharp, it has luminous lens. It's
a very good point and shoot camera
with a moderate wide angle zoom lens, good picture quality, nice
finish in a small pocketable body. It sets the flash on from
start, but there is a flash off mode. There are some special modes
which are quite
unusual: Bulb means shutter open as long as you press the shutter,
limit 60s. Several self timer
modes, including an auto tele and wide mode, I have only seen once on a
Pentax. Multi exposure is rare, continuous shooting mode as well.
nice camera, less known. Most models have less