Saturday, February 05, 2011

Fuji GA645zi big compact

I never heard of this film camera before, how cool it is. It looks, and basically is, like a compact camera, but the negative is 6x4.5 centimeters! And it only weighed a little more than an iPad, 800 grams.

And it had autofocus and a built-in zoom at 55-90mm. That's unusual even at smaller film sizes. 
I am not about to go back to film, but back in the day I'd have killed for this camera.
Of course the lens was not fast and it was not exactly pocket-sized, but the image quality must have been well above 35mm quality, the lens is said to be very good.
[Here is a discussion about it.]


Unknown said...

Neat. I'm going to try to get my brother to buy this!

Philocalist said...

Still have a Mamiya 6, favourite 'toy' of all time :-) No autofocus (though never miss it!), and 6x6 quality, with removable lenses from a compact, flat rangefinder body that really will fit easily into a pocket!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Wasn't it Mamiya who also made a very compact 6x6 with a fold-in lens of some kind?

Philocalist said...

Yep, that's the one I refer to: the body is shaped a bit like a chunky paperback, but the lens (what IS the plural of 'lens'? :-) )is removable.