Kodak Advantix F350 is a simple point-and-shoot APS film*(see below)
camera with a wide angle lens and fixed focus. So it is no 35mm
camera, the APS main format is 30.2x16.7mm, a bit bigger than half
format. APS has been released in 1996 and was discontinued in 2011.
* The APS (advanced photo system)
film is 24 mm wide and has three image formats: H for "High
Definition" (30.2 × 16.7 mm), C for "Classic" (25.1 × 16.7 mm) and P
for "Panoramic" (30.2 × 9.5 mm). The "C" and "P" formats are made by
cropping the full image which is always taken on the film. So the
formats are just a code recorded on the film. Date and camera settings could be written on a magnetic area on the film. The APS system was a very advanced photo system indeed, but digital cameras made it obsolete.
F350 model was introduced in 2000. Its main features are:
24mm F6.4 Ektanar lens, fixed aperture Electronic shutter, 1/60-1/250s Size 146x60x36mm, Weight 146 gr. without battery automatic coding, self-timer, automatic film advance
Camera front open. Only the flash moves out.
Back view. Viewer and ready lamp.
Seen from above. Format selector. LCD screen, indicates no. of photos left. Shutter release. The only setting is the self-timer. Mid-roll rewind button.
Camera bottom. Tripod socket. Battery compartment. Takes a CR2 battery. Lid of the film compartment.
camera is very easy to use, switch it on and it's ready. Putting a film is easy as well,
you drop the film into the compartment and that's it. It has no
manual settings. Flash fires if needed, there is no way to switch it off. As it's fixed focus camera, it's ultra quick.
a point and shoot camera
with a wide angle lens. It has nevertheless good picture quality. It's
very small and very light. Point and shoot at its purest and simplest.