I had seen this camera in a charity shop, but didn’t buy it. I didn’t really need another Canon point and shoot. But I posted a photo of it on instagram. I was pleased I had actually found some cameras in a charity shop. Then an instagram follower said she had one and would I like it? Well, if it is free…sure 🙂
So here is my Sleek example which arrived a week or so later. A camera with a lot of names.
I put in a CR123 battery and it fired up without issue. I like the dial on the top. It lets you turn off the flash without having to constantly reset it when you turn the camera back on again. It has apertures of f3.5-f22 and a top speed of 1/125th. The focal length is set at 32mm.
My first impressions of this camera from 1996 were mixed. I liked the colour, the sliding door, the f3.5 and 32mm lens. I didn’t like the small viewfinder and the noise of the motor. Much like this reviewer. That being the case, I loaded it with half a roll of HP5 I had used in another camera. I then took it for a couple of trips around the uk. It still took me a while to finish the half roll.
Like the other reviewer, I found this camera ok. Not great, not bad. I prefer the look of the AF-10 and its bigger viewfinder, but this one has a larger aperture choice. A meh camera…but a lovely gift camera, thanks very much.