Saturday, March 20, 2010

Toy Camera - Retro YASHICA F521

If you are keen on LOMOGRAPHY, you might interested to get one of this YASHICA retro 5 megapixel DC. Not much function but a handy "Normal" & "Micro" mode, capture 640 x 480 movie and yet a very interesting compartment for slotting in three AAA batteries for power supply. Lots of plastic parts on this DC and made it a TOY CAMERA or DIGITAL HOLGA . A good piece for young shutterbugs.

Price = 8000 Yen (about USD89)

•5MP 1/2.5″ CMOS sensor

•42.5mm-equiv f/3 lens (plastic and glass elements)
•Range: Normal shooting: 1.5m ~ ∞ / Macro: 20 ~ 40cm
•Optical viewfinder
•2.4 inch LCD
•Shutter speed: 0.5 – 1/2000s
•Metering modes: National (thank you Google Translator!), multisegment, spot
•Exposure compensation: ± 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
•Auto ISO (no info on ISO range available)
•Video capture at 640 x 480 pixels and 30fps
•SD/SDHC up to 8GB
•Menu languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch

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