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Konica Minolta Vectis 20 APS
The Vectis 20 offers the mistake-proof ease of Advanced Photo System technology along with a versatile 2x power zoom lens (approx. 38-75mm in the conventional 35mm format) and a sleek, capsule design. When the camera is turned off, the flash retracts and the lens is fully contained in a striking, capsule-type shell for take-anywhere portability. Weighs only 6 ounces without battery.
Submitted by ExodusDragon a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: November 27, 2002
Strengths: The lenses are protected by the cover which serves as the on & off switch. A small light will also shine when camera is out of focus. Easy controlls.
Weaknesses: The CR2 battery doesn’t last too long. With flash all the time, the battery will last around two rolls. The viewfinder is also small.
I have had this camera for over 3 years now. I have taken some pretty decent pictures with it especially with black & white film (if you can truly call APS true B&W). The controls are very simple to understand (no need to read instructions). The flash pop’s up automatically and the lenses comes out once you slide the cover open. The viewfinder is an indirect point & shoot where you can actually see the magnification when you zoom in & out. Most of the features found in this camera can be found on most cameras sold in stores now.
I guess the best I can say is that this camera has lasted and still works perfectly without any problems. I would rate it a 5/10 in my list for an all around camera. Here are the camera’s details:
2x, 30 - 60mm f/4.0 - 7.8 power zoom lens (equivalent to 38 - 75mm in 35mm lens shutter camera); 7 elements in 7 groups.
Active infrared type; focus lock possible when shutter-release button is pressed partway down.
Wide/Tele in H & C: 1.8 ft. - infinity/1.3 ft. - infinity; Wide/Tele in P: 2.1 ft. - infinity/3.9 ft. - infinity.
Metering Range (at ISO 200):
Wide: EV6.0 - EV16; Tele: EV7.8 - EV16.
Shutter Speed Range:
1/4 - 1/250 sec.
Film Speed Range:
ISO 100 - 800.
Drop-in loading; frame countdown; automatic rewind; mid-roll rewind possible.
Double Exposure Prevention (DEP):
Information Exchange (IX):
Built-in retractable electronic flash matic type; fixed.
Autoflash in low light/Manual fill-flash/Flash cancel/Landscape/Night Portrait modes selectable.
Guide Number (in feet at ISO 200):
Flash Range (in feet at ISO 200):
Wide: 1.8 ft. - 19 ft.; Tele: 1.3 ft. - 9.8 ft.
Real image zoom type.
Field of View (for subject at 9.8 ft.):
H format: 85%.
0.35x - 0.67x.
Diopter (subject at 9.8 ft.):
Print Aspect Ratio (C/H/P) Selection:
External selection, by using IX data.
Imprinting by using IX data Year, month, date (mth., dt., yr./dt., mth., yr.)/Hour, minute/No imprinting (back imprinting available).
Print Quality Improvement (PQI) Data:
Magnetic IX, imprints print format, film orientation, flash fire, date & time, scene brightness value, artificial illumination, and magnification.
One 3V lithium (CR2).
Approximately 12 rolls of 25-exposure film; flash on 50% of exposures.
4.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 in.
Weight (without battery):
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Price Paid: $180.00
Purchased At: K-mart
Type of photography: Fine Art
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