Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS / IXUS 105 / IXY 200F

One little camera with three different names. Canon released the North American model (PowerShot SD1300 IS) in early 2010 so this little gem is already 11 years old. Back in 2010, 12 megapixels was a big deal in such a compact point and shoot digital as this.

Here’s mine in cool blue.

This Canon is equipped with a super sharp Canon 4x zoom lens with image stabilization (IS). The zoom’s 35mm equivalent is 28-112mm so it covers a comfortable shooting range (up to 16x with digital enhancement).

It uses a CCD sensor with TTL autofocus so my pics come out nice and sharp 99% of the time.

I don’t normally shoot with the date time stamp on but I thought I’d give it a a try.

It’s a fun and easy camera to use and it’s also quite compact – it easily fits into almost anywhere. I like playing with these older digital cameras as their build quality was generally quite high. By the way, the macro ability is good with closest focus at just over one inch (3 cm).

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In the Shop – Fuji Classic 35mm Cameras

We’ve got some very nice (still new in their original boxes) classic Fuji Photo Film 35mm compact cameras in our shop – some are on sale for 15% off the already low list price.

If you’re looking for great 35mm cameras for your collection or to go out on photo walks then these are the best you can get. We call these Modern Classics because they are well designed 35mm film cameras still new and all have been fully tested by us. Many come with new batteries and film so they’re good to go right out of the box!

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For more about the Fuji Zoom Cardia 900 visit our post here.


This fine camera set can be purchased directly from this blog by selecting the PayPal payment button on the bottom of the page.



Pretty rare Fujifilm APS camera from Tokyo Disneyland.


Officially licensed Fujifilm camera and film from Disney.


SOLD! Many thanks!

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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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Fuji Discovery 900 Zoom Plus – 1991

Another visit is in order for this super cool camera from Fuji Photo.

Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris

From the Fuji Photo Film Company, Limited, Tokyo.

Actually quite a sophisticated 35mm compact auto focus camera from the early 1990s – during the compact camera war period where each manufacturer was trying to cram as many features into as small a package as they could. In the case of this Fuji, it came pretty close to having everything except the compact part.

Which in the case of this camera, is a very good thing in our opinion. It has a wonderful feel to it – it has some heft (362 g without battery and film) and fits nicely into your grip. It’s plastic but with a host of motors and what not the weight goes up which helps holding it steady when taking a picture.

DSCF5150It was packaged in a descriptive and colorful box that included a roll of Fujicolor film, a lithium battery (which was still working…

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Modern Classics – Fujifilm Zoom Date 110EZ

No it’s not a 110 film camera as the name might imply but one of the last in a long series of 35mm super compact cameras from Fuji.

This one debuted about late 2003 – not that long ago when you think about recent film cameras vs. emerging digital cameras.


As the name implies, it has a zoom lens (38-110mm) and can imprint the date on the film.


Autofocus, exposure, flash and red-eye reduction.


Electronic shutter from 1/2 to 1/500th second.


Nice bright viewfinder – large LCD with date/time imprint and super fast two position zoom buttons. The red power button is almost impossible to push with a normal fingertip. Too small for me.


Power zoom Fujinon lens 38-110mm (f 6.3 to 11.7).


The camera is one of the smallest in our collection of plastic fantastic Fujifilm compact 35s. It weighs in at only 190 grams without the CR123A lithium battery.

Automatic DX film ISO setting from ISO 50-3200. Automatic film loading and film advance and auto pre-wind system.

As we’ve stated before, these cameras are getting harder to find in still brand new condition (with all original factory issued stuff)… so, they are somewhat collectable and if you’re looking for a super compact film camera to take on your next outing, the Fujifilm line is a very good choice.

Studio Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

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Colorful Yashica Brochures… 1980s

A small collection of some 1980s Yashica and the Yashica-Kyocera sales brochures. We enjoy collecting brochures as they usually capture a slice of life for that period (at least in the marketing folks view of things). Enjoy!

Cute brochure from around 1980 featuring the Yashica Auto Focus. Yashica’s home office was still in Shibuya-ku Tokyo at this time. Kyocera was in Yashica’s near future and it would signal the beginning of the end!


Another nice sales brochure from October 1981. The cameras featured in this brochure are the Diary, Flasher, Snap and the Auto Focus Motor.


Yashica Auto Focus, Auto Focus Motor and Motor-D. These were technological breakthrough cameras for Yashica in the early 1980s. Of course at this same time, Canon had the A-1, AE-1, AE-1 Program and of course the Canon F-1. These cameras from Canon were all SLRs so not a fair comparison but Canon made similar compact rangefinder cameras. It was a tough go for Yashica at this time and a takeover was on the horizon.


What a cutie! Full color sales brochure from Yashica dated 1 March 1980. Features the Flasher, Auto Focus, Snap and the Diary.


Neat sales brochure from September 1980. In the early 1980s Yashica promoted its auto focus and auto exposure cameras extensively. This brochure featured the Yashica Snap, Diary, Flasher and the Auto Focus which listed for ¥41,000.


The dark days of Yashica begin with this very cute sales brochure from February 1984. Yashica by this time was taken over by the Kyocera Corporation which was headquartered in Kyoto. Yashica was now a just a division of Kyocera…Yashica was still in its long time office in Shibuya-ku. This move (Kyocera ownership) was the beginning of the end for the Yashica we knew.

When Kyocera killed Yashica (about 1991) they kept the optical portion of the company which was originally the Tomioka Optical Co., Ltd. of Tokyo. That division is still part of Kyocera and is now called Kyocera Optec Co., Ltd. and is still headquartered in Tokyo.


There you have it. A nice collection of some of the best of the 1980s Yashica sales brochures. As we mentioned, the Kyocera ownership was just on the horizon and the final days of the once great Yashica were coming to an end. We do own a few cameras from the Kyocera (Kill-a-Yashica) period and some were received as excellent point and shoot compact wonders.


A lovely Yashica-Kyocera L AF Date from 1986. Very nice lines and we’ll be running a roll through it very soon!

This good looking camera (above) was sent to us from a blogger friend and photographer living in Japan. She was very kind to donate it to us for sharing it on our blog. You can see excellent reviews of all sorts of cameras and awesome photographs too at

Another donated camera comes to us from a friend in Virginia and a fellow Flickr poster.



We haven’t run film through this beauty yet – it’s on our “catch up” list of things to do. Thanks to Ken for sharing his lovely camera with us so that we could share it with y’all here on the blog.

By the way, if you’ve got a nice Yashica, Kyocera or Fujifilm camera from this period (1980s to mid 1990s) and would like to see it featured here, just contact us through WordPress and we’d be glad to do it.

Many thanks for your visit – comments are always welcomed.

Chris & Carol ^.^