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Fujifilm DL-312 Zoom 35mm camera w/ manual (serial 91122942)

Fujifilm DL-312 Zoom 35mm camera w/ manual (serial 91122942)

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The Fujifilm DL-312 Zoom (aka Discovery 312 Zoom) is a high-quality zoom point-and-shoot from the mid-90s. It features excellent ergonomics and ease-of-use but also a very sophisticated lens and large assortment of features. 

The January 1996 issue of Popular Photography featured a review of this camera (under its Discovery 312 Zoom moniker). The reviewer's biggest quibble seemed to be the 312 Zoom's louder-than-average zoom motor, otherwise it is glowing. Here's an excerpt:

The specs are top-notch: seven-element EBC Fujinon 38-120mm zoom, with two aspheric surfaces, 600-plus focusing zones in the active system, and a bunch of intriguing features.
And complicated as all get-out to operate, right? On the contrary, this is without question one of the simplest-operating cameras we’ve come across since we’ve been testing these beasties. All basic functions and modes are set with a big dial with clearly legible icons.

This camera is powered by a CR123A 3-volt lithium battery (available as an add-on). 

Condition notes
The camera is in very good functional and cosmetic condition (see photos). It was tested with a battery and film installed and all functions are working correctly. The test film was not developed. We also verified the camera's film plane focus on an autocollimator. The original manual is included.

Example photos
Here are some pictures other people have taken with the DL-312 Zoom:



  • Film: 135 (35 mm) DX roll film.
  • Picture Size: Standard 35 mm size: 24 x 36 mm, switchable to panorama format.
  • Lens: Fujinon Super EBC lens, power zoom, f=38-120mm, 1:5.6-9.9, 6 components, 7 elements.
  • Finder: Real-image zoom finder, 0.49-1.35X magnification, switchable to panorama finder, autofocus spot, parallax correction marks (standard format), autofocus lamp (next to finder eyepiece), touch
  • sensor lamp (next to finder eyepiece).
  • Focusing: Active type autofocusing from 0.69 m - infinity (at f=120 mm), 0.90 m - infinity at other focal lengths, autofocus lock, landscape mode (sets the lens for long distance shooting, turns off the flash, and slows down the shutter for taking nighttime pictures).
  • Autofocus Lamp: Turns on and glows when subject is in sharp focus, blinks when subject is too close.
  • Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter.
  • Exposure Control: Automatic, EV 10.75 (5*)-17 (wideangle) and EV 13.5 (6.75*)-20.1 (telephoto), (* indicates values for flash off mode).
  • Film Speed Setting: Automatic with ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 DX roll film.
  • Film Loading: Automatic drop-in-loading.
  • Film Advance: Automatic (motorized), film prewind system, provision for continuous shooting, rewinding unnecessary, provision for mid-roll rewinding.
  • LCD Signs: Exposure counter, battery capacity, self-timer mode, remote control mode, continuous-shooting mode and interval timer mode signs, and flash charging sign.
  • Flash: Autoflash, red-eye reducing, fill-in flash, flash off, and night portrait modes, electronically controlled flashmatic exposure, about 5 sec. recycle time.
  • Self-timer: Electronically controlled, about 10 sec. delay, provision for three-frame rapid-sequence shots, can be switched off in mid-run, provided with countdown lamp.
  • Remote Control: About 2 sec. delay, about 5 m effective range from camera front.
  • Interval Timer: 10 sec., 20 sec., 30 sec., 40 sec., 50 sec., 1 min., 2 min., 3 min., 4 min., 5 min., 10 min., 20 min., 30 min., 40 min., 50 min., and 60 min.
  • Power Source: One lithium battery (Fujifilm-Eveready CR123A or Panasonic CR123A) provides power for camera and dating unit.
  • Others: Built-in lens cover (lens cover serves as safety lock when closed), film confirmation window,
  • tripod socket.
  • Dimensions: 133.5 x 72.5 x 59 mm.
  • Weight: Model with dating unit: 305 g (without battery); Model without dating unit: 303 g (without battery).
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