The Yashica Zoomate 70 is a 35mm film camera of the mid-range series. It was
first released in 1995 when the digital market was not yet a market at all.
It has a moderate zoom that covers 38-70mm in a standard body. Its main features are:
F5.2-9.1 lens, 5 elements in 5 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min.
focus said to be 1m, mine focusses down to less tha 0.6m in wide and
tele mode. Electronic shutter, 1/250-2.8s Size 126x68x43, Weight 230 gr. without batteries 100-800
ISO, automatic DX coding, automatic film advance, different flash modes
Camera and original pouch.
back. Viewer with 1 LED for flash and AF. Wide/Tele
lever. Film type window.
Camera front open. The lens moves automattically to 38mm.
The lens set to wide position, 38mm.
Lens moved out to its tele position.
from above LCD
screen. On/Off button, flash mode button, self
timer button. Mid roll rewind. Shutter
View from below. Tripod socket. Battery compartment, takes 2 standard AA batteries.
camera is easy to use.
Autofocus is o.k. 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 mode settings, flash
off is possible. The menu is very easy to access on a clear LCD screen.
The picture are have good contrast. It's
a mid range point and shoot camera
with a moderate wide angle zoom lens in a pocketable body. It sets the flash on from
start, but flash off is possible.
nice camera, nevertheless Yashica made better models.