I can’t tell you anything about this camera apart from what you can garner from the actual casing and that it is produced in 1996.
It is a very, very basic aps camera. It has a cheap plastic feel. There is a focus aid light on the front, the regular print size selector on the top, a fill-in flash button, and a lens cover. It is powered by a CR2 battery which is most inconvenient and expensive for a cheap camera. I found no information about the aperture, but I think I can assume it is fixed. The label on the front says it has autofocus.
Really, I found nothing about this camera on the net apart from a few people trying to sell it.
I was so unimpressed by this camera just by looking at it that I put in a 15 exposure film and used it very quickly around my house and at a nearby castle ruin.
As with all APS film, the one I used was an expired one. The flash failed to fire sometimes, especially when faced with a backlit subject, the fill-in flash didn’t seem to have too much effect. The photos that did come out are fairly sharp, but the flash is quite ineffective. This camera would be fine outside on a bright day, but not really good for any other situation.
I really disliked this camera, it would be good for a single use camera if you have one aps film left. The one good thing about it is that you can throw it around without any care that it might get damaged.
4 thoughts on “Chinon AP 600S (aps)”
Sorry it was trash, as you know I am no lover of aps.
It was a free camera so no worries 🙂
Someone gave me a Kodak APS camera recently. I can’t decide whether to try it or to just toss it.
Sometimes it is fun to try something new. I just bought a canon ix7, I think where I can change the iso. That will help with all the out of date film. Otherwise it really is very hit and miss.
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