Fuji Natura Classica — it’s a handy little camera, fairly lightweight and easily stows away in a small bag or a big pocket. It’s really quiet, and stealthy, great for street photography! And its ability to shoot indoors and in lowlight is what attracted me at first.
- Dimensions: 109.5mm×62.0mm×36.0mm
- Weight: 155g w/o battery
- Uses one lithium CR2 battery
- Super-EBC Fujinon 28-56mm f/2.8-5.4 zoom lens
- Autofocus ranging from 0.4m to infinity
- NP (natural photo) mode that measures the brightness range of the subject and
adjusts exposure according to natural light
- 5 exposure modes available:
slow-shutter, red-eye reduction, self-timer, remote control, landscape
It can be easily stowed away in a small bag or a big pocket. Plus, it’s really quiet, and stealthy — great for street photography!
When switched on, the lens will protrude slightly, and the LCD on top will be activated. You will see the “NP” icon when you load fast films (ISO 800 and above). It means the Natural Photo mode is activated. I tried the camera first with a roll of Lomography Color Neg 800 ISO and later with a roll of Fujifilm Natura 1600, which was specially designed for the Fuji Natura Classica Camera.
Not to mention, it packs in a pop-up flash which can be activated via the little button at the side. So, even if you do not want/have fast films, you can use the built-in flash!
However, with it being a fairly automated camera, means that there is little we can do with the settings. And, it reads the DX code off the film, so it would not work with films without the DX code. Of course, you can actually meddle with the DX code to fool the camera into thinking it’s a fast film when it’s not. Furthermore, it does not accept any external flash or accessories.
Despite its shortcomings, I must say it’s a great camera and fairly easy to use (I jumped straight into using it w/o fussing over any instruction manual). Don’t be fooled into thinking that this camera is only made for indoors or low light, though it does work very well in those circumstances, take it out into the great outdoors and see it shine too!
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