- Panasonic C-425AF 35mm film camera
- Panasonic case
- Original strap
- Instruction booklet
- Original cardboard box packaging
- 2x AA batteries
- Roll of Kodak Gold 200 (may vary due to availability)
CONDITION: Pre-owned. Film tested and fully working. Excellent condition, with normal signs of light use. Seven photos from the test roll (taken with Kodak Pro Image 100) can be viewed in the images. The light leak on the last photo was intentional and created by opening the door at the end of the roll before rewinding the roll.
MORE ABOUT THIS CAMERA: The C-425AF is a fairly basic point and shoot film camera offered by Panasonic from 1990 to 1994. In Germany it retailed for 159.95 DEM in the nineties, which converts to about 135 Australian dollars (or about $275 AUD in today's terms). Almost everything about this camera is simple/automatic, utilising auto-flash, auto-exposure, autofocus, and a fixed-focus lens. One surprising feature however is its ability to prefocus, where by pressing the shutter halfway down it focuses on the subject in the centre of the viewfinder, after which the user can move the frame somewhere else whilst the focus stays locked on the subject. The shutter button half-press also provides information about the flash, indicating in the viewfinder whether the flash will fire (with a red LED 'low light indicator') - and when the LED becomes green this indicates that the flash is fully charged and ready to fire. So there's a couple of nice features we really like about this camera. Another handy feature is the built-in lens shield (which also acts as the on/off switch) that keeps the lens covered up whenever you have the camera turned off. It has quite an aesthetically pleasing body as well, so it seems Panasonic put some effort into it when they created this model. So for someone looking for a relatively lo-fi camera with a few intuitive functions as well, the C-425AF makes for a pretty good balance. And for those keen to know the specs, its a 34mm fixed-focus Panasonic lens (made in Japan) with infrared autofocus, operating at either f/4.5 or f/9.0. It has DX-decoding and shoots at either 100 or 400 depending on the film, with the shutter speed being fixed at 1/130 sec. It has quite a quick flash recharge time of 5 seconds and the closest subject it can focus on (whether with or without flash) is 1.2 metres. Takes 2x AA batteries.
YEAR RELEASED: 1990
LENS: Panasonic lens (3 elements in 3 groups) (made in Japan)
FOCAL LENGTH: 34mm
APERTURE: f/4.5 - f/9.0
SHUTTER SPEED: Fixed at 1/130 sec
AUTOFOCUS: Infrared autofocus system
FOCUS LOCK: Yes
INFINITY FOCUS MODE: No
MACRO MODE: No
CLOSEST FOCUS DISTANCE: 1.2m
DX READING: 100 ISO - 400 ISO
LCD PANEL: No
FILM CONFIRMATION WINDOW: Yes
FLASH: Auto (plus a flash-on mode)
RED EYE REDUCTION: No
FLASH RELOAD TIME: 5 sec
FILM ADVANCE/REWIND: Auto advance / motor rewind (mid-roll rewind possible)
TRIPOD SOCKET: No
POWER SOURCE: 2x AA batteries
BATTERY LIFE: ?
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