Review: Olympus AF10

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The Olympus AF10 is an all automatic point and shoot camera, that takes care of a lot of thing to think about, and allows to concentrate of what you do best: shooting.

At first glance, the AF10 is your typical point and shoot camera. It is small, though not as slim as other cameras of its generation. But, it can still fit your jacket pocket. It actually looks a lot like a shorter version of any of the Olympus XA series (with their respective flash units attached). It even has the same clam shell lens protector feature for which the XA series is popular for.

There nothing much to think about this camera. Since it is recognizes DX codes, you don’t have to set the ISO upon loading the film. There is no need to focus since it is auto focus. You don’t even have to think about turning the flash on or turning it off because you only have one option, which is auto flash. When you are through with your film, its auto rewind mechanism will do the rewinding for you. So basically, there are only four things you can actually do with it: load your film, slide open the lens protector, compose your shot (or don’t think), and shoot.

Credits: renenob

There is not much information about this camera in the internet, but I happen to find some of its technical specification:

  • 35mm f/3.5 lens
  • Autofocus
  • Auto-exposure
  • Auto-load, wind and rewind of DX-coded film
  • Integral flash, Auto only
  • Self-timer
  • Tripod socket
  • Power Source: 2 AAA alkaline batteries
  • Dimensions: 117×63×46mm Weight: 210g
  • Quartz Date function

Now for the best part, the results of my test rolls. Honestly I wasn’t expecting much, but when the scans came back from the lab, I knew that it was a great camera indeed. The sharpness of the photos are a testament to the quality of the Olympus AF10’s lens. Very nice huh!?

Credits: renenob

written by renenob on 2013-01-11 in #reviews #autoexposure #analogue #lomography #film #camera #pointandshoot

3 Comments

  1. ajagee24701
    ajagee24701 ·

    Awesome shots!

  2. mariomartinez
    mariomartinez ·

    I recently picked up an Olympus Infinity Jr a lot like this camera! Can't wait to develop the first roll on it.

  3. surcharge
    surcharge ·

    I just picked up a working AF-10 for $2 - can't wait to give it a go!

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