The Konica TOP'S AF-300 is simple but nicely-designed 35mm point-and-shoot from the early 1990s. The camera's lens is a fixed Konica 34mm F4.5 (3 groups, 3 elements).
The camera offers the following shooting modes: fully automatic; daylight flash; self-timer; and flash cancel (that last mode is always a nice option for museums and other situations you don't want to draw attention to yourself).
The camera requires one CR123 lithium battery (optional).
Condition notes We film tested this camera and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. The camera is also in excellent cosmetic condition (see photos), the included user manual is a bit creased however.
Specifications (note: this is the version without date imprinting)
Type: Fully automatic auto-focus 35mm lens-shutter camera
Format: 24 x 36 mm
Lens: Konica Lens 34 mm F/4.5 (3 groups. 3 elements)
Shutter: Programmed shutter with joint use of diaphragm, electromagnetic release. 2 sec. 1/15-1/160 sec., stepless
Power switch: Lens barrel extended, lens cover opens and shutter lock cancelled for power switch ON
Focusing: Infrared non-scan active type dual sensor auto-focus system, effective range 1.2 m (4ft) to infinity. Focus lock with shutter release half stroke
AE adjustment: Programmed AE with CdS photo cell
AE coupling range: ISO 100; EV8 to EV 15 Less than EV 8 F 4.5. 2 secondes.
Film speed: With DX film . auto setting ISO 100/200*400. with non DX film defaults to ISO 100
Finder: Bright frame direct view albada finder with auto-focus frame, close-up parallax marks; Green Lamp In Finder (auto-focus/focus lock). Red lamp (auto-flash/flash charge) next to the finder eyepiece.
Flash: Flash operates automatically when the light level is too low (less than EV 11). range (ISO 100) = 1.2 m (4ft) to 3.4 m (11ft), recycle time about 4 sec.. Flash ON and Flash OFF modes in addition to Auto Flash
Self-timer: Electronic type, delay for about lOsec., red LED lights for first 7 sec. then blinks for 3 sec. Cancel function provided
Film transport: Automatic film advance to first frame (press shutter release), auto wind after each frame, automatic rewindig a end of film . auto-stop after film rewind
Frame counter: Additive type, coupled to film wind and rewind
Auto-date (optional): Built-in calender/clock. liquid crystal display programmed through 2019 A.D., push button switch to imprint year/inonth/day. month/day/year. day/ month/year or date/time in frame of photos, or cancel for no imprinting, adjustable to nearest second
Battery life: Using Hash for 50 % of exposures, approx. 20 rolls 24 exp. film can be exposed before replacing battery
Power source: CR123A, DL123A:3 V lithium battery. CR2025:3V lithium cell powers autodate mechanism on auto-date model
Size, weight: 130 x 73 x 47.5 mm (5.1 x 2.9 x 1.9"); 220 g (7.8 oz) without auto dale, without battery 130 x 73 x 50.5 mm (5.1 x 2.9 x 2.0"); 230g <8.1 oz) with auto date, without battery