Released in Japan in February 1990, this powerful (and not so little) point and shoot 35mm film camera was designed to bring all of the best auto features into one small package. It listed for ¥ 43,800 ($300 at that time) and compared to other P&S compacts of that period that wasn’t a bad price.
It’s a good looking camera in my opinion and its got some heft to it with all of the micromotors built-in and that big Fujinon zoom lens (400 grams with the CR-P2 battery installed).
The Cardia Zoom models are considered to be one of the best of the best in the compact 35mm film camera segment – certainly worthy of being called a Modern Classic!
Some of its impressive specs:
- Fujinon Z 38-85mm f/3.8 (2.2x zoom) glass lens with 7 elements in 7 groups
- 1/8 to 1/250th Shutter
- (1) CR-P2 6V Lithium Battery (powers both the camera and date/time function)
- Built-in Auto Zoom Flash
- Drop-in Film Loading with Pre-Winding
- Uses DX Coded Film ISO 100, 200, 400, 1600
- Date and Time Encoding
- Back Light Compensation (BLC)
- Multi Auto Focus with AF Lock
- Fill-in Flash Mode
- Auto Exposure Mode
- Mid-roll Rewinding
LCD Window displays zoom lens focal length, frame counter, modes and a host of other data.
In actual use, the camera performs exceptionally well delivering better than expected consistently accurate exposures in a wide variety of situations. I would use ISO 400 as my daily film to be able to handle less than ideal lighting conditions. Of course, with the accurate fill-in auto flash, it would be hard not to take a great image.
If you’re interested in adding this awesome like-new camera to your collection I’ll be putting it in my camera shop shortly at http://www.ccstudio2380.com or you can purchase it here by clicking on the payment (PayPal) button below. I’ll ship it anywhere in the USA for free using USPS Priority Mail with tracking and full insurance.
Fuji Zoom Cardia 900 Compact 35mm Film Camera Set
You’ll get everything as pictured and described in this post BEFORE it hits my shop. I’ll ship it in the USA for free! Please request a shipping quote for international sales. Thanks, Chris
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