The Kodak Advantix F600 is an APS film*(see below) camera with a zoom lens. 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.
The F600 model was introduced in 1999. Its main features are:
39-60mm F4.5 - F8.5 Ektanar lens Electronic shutter, 1/4-1/360s Size 104x67x45mm, Weight 212 gr. without battery 50-3200
ISO, automatic coding, self-timer, automatic film advance
and spooling, time/date/settings recording possibility, 87-zone autofocus
Camera front open. The
lens only moves out a little.
Lens moved out to tele position
Back view. Viewer is unusually low. On/Off button in the center. To the left: battery compartment. Takes a CR123 battery.
Seen from above. From left: Flash selector, mid roll rewind, self-timer, date settings.
LCD screen, indicates flash auto, full
rewound film and date printing. Format selector. Tele/wide switch and
shutter button which sits a bit too deep for easy access but prevents
unwanted shutter release.
Camera bottom. Tripod socket. Lid of the film compartment.
camera is very easy to use, switch it on and it's ready.
Autofocus is responsive and works well. Putting a film is easy as well,
you drop the film into the compartment and that's it. It has some
manual settings if needed. An annoying feature is auto
flash at start, which is the case with most ultra compacts.
a good point and shoot camera
with a moderate wide angle to moderate tele lens. It has good picture quality.