KYOCERA/YASHICA SAMURAI X3.0 Point and Shoot 35mm Film Camera
►Released in 1987;
Yashica Zoom Lens 1:3,5-4,3/25-75mm using 14 elements (filter thread: 49mm)
The unusual Samurai series was begun by Kyocera in 1987 with the X3.0. The Samurai completely discarded prior ideas about still-camera design, and instead creating a body more resembling the compact video cameras which were becoming popular at the time. The Samurai takes half-fame (17×24 mm) images—a format which had always been more accepted within the Japanese market (for example in the Olympus PEN series). The Samurai X3.0 can be found with both Yashica and Kyocera branding, and with accents in either red or teal blue colors.
- Film/frame format: 35mm / 18×24mm
- Lens: Yashica Zoom Lens 1:3,5-4,3/25-75mm using 14 elements (filter thread: 49mm)
- Shutter: Electronic central shutter with speeds 2 to 1/500 sec.
- Autofocus lock with half-press on shutter release
- Integral electronic flash, activates automatically
- Sequence-shooting and 10 sec. self-timer drive modes
- Optional date/time imprinting at bottom right of image; three date formats
DX Code sensing, ISO 50–3200 (default ISO 100 for non-coded cassettes)
- Eyepiece diopter correction, +1 to -4
- Battery: 6v lithium (2CR5)
Check out the collection of sample images here.
Instruction manual here.
Excellent condition of camera body with light signs of usage, no significant cosmetic damage, please refer to detailed product images. Clear lens free from dust, fog and fungus. Bright and clear viewfinder. Flash positive. Film advance and shutter release smoothly operating. LCD Screen positive. Mechanically in fully working order.
1 X 2CR5 Lithium Battery
Note: Battery is not included.