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    Olympus XA.
    No zoom. Don't need one. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    Olympus XA.
    No zoom. Don't need one. Ever.
    I'm more or less convinced about the Konica ... and it looks sweet too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felinik View Post
    Interesting indeed, and the price is totally right!! How do you experience the optics on those babies?

    You will be surprised, it is very good! I like the contrast, and sharpness is just right. I have not yet processed the color shots, but I believe they will turn out well too. Here is a picture taken with it:

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    The metering works surprisingly well too.

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    Under $100? Zoom? Pocketable? I'm at a loss....
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    You're trying to buy champagne on a beer budget.

    There are few pocketable advanced P&S cameras with zooms and aperture-priority autoexposure. Actually, I would say none.

    If you forego the aperture-priority autoexposure, you ought to check out the Olympus Epic Stylus Zoom (the black model), which had a 35-70 lens. Also, the Rollei Prego 70 has a 35-70 lens.

    Among fixed-lens cameras, there are a bunch from the 1970s. I like the Olympus 35 RC, which has shutter-priority autoexposure or all-manual exposure.

    If you can adapt to its quirks, the Rollei 35 cameras are excellent choices, although you probably will NOT find one for less than $100.

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    With lomography and Fukkatsu now selling new pocket film again, if you want something really small maybe you should get a 110 camera. Many were quite sophisticated. Fujica and Minolta both made them with zoom lenses and many others including Kodak, Canon and Vivitar models incorporated a switchable normal/zoom lens. But the Cadillac was really the Pentax auto 110 which was like a tiny SLR with interchangable lenses. Lots of good info here: http://subclub.org/shop/110.htm

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    That's a bit of a tall order! I'll respond as I've done to at least two similar threads in the past (and indeed as someone has already done here). Check out the Olympus 35RC. Manual focus. Manual ISO setting. Good metering. Works even if the batteries die. Excellent lens. It's not a zoom, though.

    On a slightly different off-topic note, beware of some P & S cameras, as they are starting to show their age. Neither of my two Konica Zoom 70Ws will turn on any more, the Pentax Espio (metal clam shell version) leaks light around the extending lens sections, the Yashica wouldn't turn on and the Olympus mjuII would be wonderful if it didn't leak light in the back where the seal goes around the viewfinder. I'm tending to think that all of this generation and market level of P & S cameras, some of which weren't cheap when sold, are now pretty much at their sell-by date. Something older, albeit with fewer features, is more likely to be working or at least repairable (e.g. the 35RC, Rollei, etc.)

    Two weeks ago I went to a motoring event where photography isn't the main reason for going but I've previously gone with a P & S that has a 28mm wide zoom (the Konica, Pentax or Yashica have/had this). With those all dud, I opted for the Pentax MV with the 28mm M series wide. Though not as small or as light as a P & S, it served my needs very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Roberts View Post
    That's a bit of a tall order! I'll respond as I've done to at least two similar threads in the past (and indeed as someone has already done here). Check out the Olympus 35RC. Manual focus. Manual ISO setting. Good metering. Works even if the batteries die. Excellent lens. It's not a zoom, though.
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    +1 for 35RC. And also it shows f stop and shutter speed in viewfinder. Mine 35RC has lens in bad shape, but produces nice quality images anyhow

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    Does the 35RC provide Aperture Priority too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felinik View Post
    Does the 35RC provide Aperture Priority too?
    Shutter priority only.

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