Comparison of the Most Popular Point and Shoot Film Cameras


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If you’re new to the world of point and shoot film cameras, welcome! We’ve got all of the info to get you up to speed. And even if you’re already acquainted, there’s sure to be something to catch your eye.

There were many, many 35mm point and shoots produced which can be difficult to find the right camera for you. Whether you’re looking for the best film point and shoot under $100 or the best that money can buy, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve gathered a list of the most popular models, as well as the most important specs you’ll need to compare them. Here’s what we’ve included:

Year: The year that the camera was first released

Weight: How much the camera weighs, in grams (454 grams = 1 pound)

Film Speeds: The range of film speeds accepted by the camera

Size: The dimensions of the camera in millimeters (Length x Height x Depth ) (25mm = 1 inch)

Lens: The focal length and available aperture of the lens

Flash: Does the camera have a built in flash or does it require a separate flash?

Battery: What type and how many batteries required for the camera to function

Shutter Speeds: The range of shutter speeds (although many are selected automatically by the camera)

Price: An estimate of the price of the camera in 2022. Prices are always fluctuating, but this is our best estimate after reviewing the price trends of each camera on eBay.

$ = $100 or Less

$$ = $100 – $250

$$$ = $250 – $500

$$$$ = $500 – $1000

$$$$$ = $1000 +

$$$$$$ = Contax T3

Jump to: Canon | Contax | Fujifilm | Konica | Leica | Minolta | Nikon | Olympus | Ricoh | Rollei | Yashica

A collection of Point and Shoot film cameras

Canon AF35M

Year: 1979

Weight: 405g

Film Speeds: 25-400

Size: 132 x 77 x 54mm

Lens: 38mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 2 x AA

Shutter Speeds: 1/8 – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $

Canon AF35M Point and Shoot film camera

One of our favorite cheap point and shoot film cameras, the Canon AF35M may not have the cult status of some of the others on this list, but it’s still a solid little machine. Our only real complaint is the max film speed of 400 can be a bit restrictive in this day and age.

Canon MC

Year: 1984

Weight: 255g

Film Speeds: 64 – 1000

Size: 106 x 65 x 42mm

Lens: 35mm f/2.8

Flash: Separate

Battery: 2 x AA

Shutter Speeds: 1/8 – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $

Canon MC Point and shoot film camera

Especially with the optional flash attached, the Canon MC serves some serious ’80’s nostalgia. Without the flash, the MC is an easily pocketable point and shoot camera that produces great photos.

Contax T2

Year: 1991

Weight: 295g

Film Speeds: 25-5000

Size: 119 x 66 x 33mm

Lens: 38mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR123

Shutter Speeds: 8s – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$$

Contax T2 point and shoot film camera

Probably the most beloved series on this list, the Contax T point and shoot film cameras were truly something special. While the T2 is certainly cheaper than its older sibling, prices for any Contax T cameras have absolutely sky rocketed.

Contax T3

Year: 2001

Weight: 230g

Film Speeds: 25-5000

Size: 105 x 63 x 305mm

Lens: 35mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR2

Shutter Speeds: 16s – 1/1200

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$$$

Contax T3 Point and Shoot film camera

The holiest of grails in the 35mm point and shoot world, the Contax T3 is definitely the most sought after compact film camera ever made. We had to make a separate ranking for the price of this camera, because it’s that much more costly than the rest. An incredible piece of gear that has unfortunately been swallowed whole by the hype surrounding it.

Contax TVS

Year: 1994

Weight: 400g

Film Speeds: 25-5000

Size: 124 x 67 x 41.5mm

Lens: 28 – 56mm f/3.5 – 6.5

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR123

Shutter Speeds: 16s – 1/700

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$

Contax TVS Point and Shoot film camera

Often left out of Contax’s list of incredible cameras, the Contax TVS deserves a bit more attention. One of the few options on this list without a fixed-length lens, the ability to zoom on a point and shoot is unique and enjoyable. It doesn’t hurt when that zoom happens to be a legendary Carl Zeiss T* lens.

Fujifilm Klasse

Year: 2001

Weight: 250g

Film Speeds: 50 – 3200

Size: 123 x 63.5 x 37mm

Lens: 38mm f/2.6

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR2

Shutter Speeds: 1/2 – 1/1000

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$

Fujifilm Klasse Point and Shoot film camera

Fujifilm’s entries into the point and shoot film camera market stick out a bit from the rest. The Fujifilm Klasse, with its odd switch on the front of the camera and its f/2.6 aperture, is a unique model that takes incredible photos.

Fujifilm Natura

Year: 2001

Weight: 195g

Film Speeds: 50 – 3200

Size: 109.5 x 58 x 37mm

Lens: 24mm f/1.9

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR2

Shutter Speeds: 1s – 1/360

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$

Fujifilm Natura Point and Shoot film camera

The Fujifilm Natura is one of the last released compact film cameras on this list, as seen in its Y2K-era digital camera aesthetics. The version pictured below has a 28mm – 56mm zoom lens, the more popular (and more expensive) version has a 24mm f/1.9.

Konica A4

Year: 1989

Weight: 193g

Film Speeds: 50 – 3200

Size: 117 x 63 x 36mm

Lens: 35mm f/3.5

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR123

Shutter Speeds: 1/3 – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$

While the Konica A4 is not quite as popular as the Konica Big Mini line it inspired, it’s still a great choice for a 35mm point and shoot. Most specs are the same as the Big Mini, with the biggest difference being the A4 has less range of shutter speeds.

Konica Big Mini

Year: 1990

Weight: 188g

Film Speeds: 50 – 3200

Size: 115 x 63 x 34mm

Lens: 35mm f/3.5

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR123

Shutter Speeds: 3.6s – 1/800

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$

Konica Big Mini Point and Shoot film camera

The Konica Big Mini has a simple design and an extremely lightweight body. That lack of weight makes this compact camera a little bit delicate, although it takes great images.

Konica C35AF

Year: 1971

Weight: 380g

Film Speeds: 25 – 400

Size: 112 x 70 x 52mm

Lens: 38mm f/2.8

Flash: Separate

Battery: 2 x AA

Shutter Speeds: 1/30 – 1/650

PRICE ESTIMATE: $

Konica C35 Point and Shoot film camera

The first point and shoot film camera to feature autofocus, the Konica C35AF was miles ahead of the pack. Still a great choice, the Konica C35 is one of the best point and shoots under $100.

Konica Hexar

Year: 1993

Weight: 495g

Film Speeds: 6 – 6400

Size: 137.5 x 76.5 x 64.5mm

Lens: 35mm f/2.0

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2CR5

Shutter Speeds: 30s – 1/250

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$

What happens when you combine a 35mm rangefinder with a 35mm point and shoot? The Konica Hexar is what happens. It’s the biggest, heaviest camera on this list, giving it a more substantial feeling in your hands.

Leica Minilux

Year: 1995

Weight: 330g

Film Speeds: 25 – 5000

Size: 124 x 69 x 39mm

Lens: 40mm f/2.4

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2C123

Shutter Speeds: 1s – 1/400

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$$$$$$

Leica Minilux Point and Shoot film camera

Dawning the famous red dot (with a price tag to match), the Leica Minilux is a high end point and shoot film camera. The 40mm lens is one of the longest on this list, a great do-it-all focal length, that also produces super sharp images.

Minolta TC-1

Year: 1996

Weight: 185g

Film Speeds: 6 – 6400

Size: 99 x 59 x 29.5mm

Lens: 28mm f/3.5

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2C123

Shutter Speeds: 4s – 1/750

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$

Minolta TC-1 Point and Shoot film camera

Unique in it’s futuristic-looking, pop-up lens design, the Minolta TC-1 is a beautiful point and shoot camera that creates images just as fantastic looking. Beloved for its bokeh, you can’t go wrong with the TC-1.

Nikon 28Ti

Year: 1994

Weight: 315g

Film Speeds: 25 – 5000

Size: 118 x 66 x 36mm

Lens: 28mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2C123

Shutter Speeds: 2s – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$

Nikon’s “Ti” line of point and shoot film cameras were phenomenal – everything, from the exterior styling to the incredibly accurate metering system, was ahead of its time. The analog display on top of the camera catches our eye every time we see it. The 28Ti comes in black and (obviously) has a 28mm focal length.

Nikon 35Ti

Year: 1993

Weight: 310g

Film Speeds: 25 – 5000

Size: 118 x 66 x 36mm

Lens: 35mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2C123

Shutter Speeds: 2s – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$

Nikon 35Ti Point and Shoot film camera

You could’ve probably guessed that the Nikon 35Ti has a focal length of 35mm – the other specs are more or less the same as the 28Ti. This one comes in a silver color with black accents.

Nikon L35AF

Year: 1983

Weight: 335g

Film Speeds: 50 – 1000*

Size: 125.5 x 73 x 53.5mm

Lens: 35mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 2 x AA

Shutter Speeds: 1/8 – 1/430

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$

Nikon L35AF and L35AD film cameras

*Early models only allowed film speed 50 – 400

The Nikon L35AF is one of our favorite point and shoot film cameras under $200. We’ve written a full review of the L35, check it out here.

Olympus Trip 35

Year: 1967

Weight: 410g

Film Speeds: 25 – 400

Size: 116 x 70 x 57mm

Lens: 40mm f/2.8

Flash: Separate

Battery: None

Shutter Speeds: 1/40 or 1/200

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$

Olympus Trip 35 Point and Shoot film camera

The Olympus Trip 35 is a great option for a cheap point and shoot film camera. Released over five decades ago in 1967, it’s a simple camera with manual focus, only two shutter speeds, and no batteries required to operate.

Olympus XA2

Year: 1980

Weight: 200g

Film Speeds: 25 – 800

Size: 102 x 65 x 40mm

Lens: 35mm f/3.5

Flash: Separate

Battery: 2 x SR44

Shutter Speeds: 2s – 1/750

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$

Olympus XA2 Point and Shoot film camera

Featuring a new 35mm f/3.5 lens and a three-zone, manual focus system, the Olympus XA2 built on the great reputation of its predecessor. Incredibly compact, the second version is also a bit easier to use than the original XA.

Olympus μ[mju:]-II (Stylus Epic)

Year: 1997

Weight: 135g

Film Speeds: 50 – 3200

Size: 108 x 59 x 35mm

Lens: 35mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR123

Shutter Speeds: 4s – 1/1000

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$

Olympus Mju-II Point and Shoot film camera

The Olympus μ[mju:]-II, also known as the Olympus Stylus Epic, is one of the best point and shoot film cameras of all time. Released to great acclaim in the late 90’s, this award winning camera sold exceptionally well, and as a result, there were plenty of used models available for cheap. Well, the secret’s out, and the prices have continued to rise as they become harder and harder to track down.

Ricoh GR

Year: 1996

Weight: 175g

Film Speeds: 25 – 3200

Size: 117 x 61 x 26.5mm

Lens: 28mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR2

Shutter Speeds: 2s – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$

Ricoh GR Point and Shoot film camera

If you’re interested in street photography, the Ricoh GR is one of the best point and shoot film cameras you can find. There have been a handful of versions with minor changes, always maintaining the fantastic 28mm lens and a similar, comfortable size and shape.

Ricoh R1

Year: 1994

Weight: 145g

Film Speeds: 50 – 3200

Size: 117 x 61 x 25mm

Lens: 24mm f/8 /30mm f/3.5

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x CR2

Shutter Speeds: 2s – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$

Ricoh R1 Point and Shoot film camera

While Ricoh is well known for their GR line of cameras (both film and digital), they produced some other interesting models that are worth checking out. The Ricoh R1, for example, has a dual lens that gives you option to switch between a 30mm macro and a 24mm panorama.

Rollei 35

Year: 1966

Weight: 370g

Film Speeds: 25-1600

Size: 97 x 60 x 32mm

Lens: 40mm f/3.5

Flash: Separate

Battery: 1 x PX625

Shutter Speeds: 1/2 – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$

Rollei 35 Point and Shoot film camera

The oldest camera on this list, and one of the smallest, the Rollei 35 is hardly bigger than a deck of cards. A beautiful, ’60’s design in a miniature package, this compact film camera always turns heads.

Yashica T2

Year: 1986

Weight: 300g

Film Speeds: 50 – 1600

Size: 132 x 73 x 48mm

Lens: 35mm f/3.5

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2CR5

Shutter Speeds: 1/8 – 1/500

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$

The only Yashica T series camera that’s even remotely affordable anymore is the first iteration, the Yashica T2. Nowhere near as beloved as later versions, the T2 still gives you many of the same features you’d expect from its older siblings.

Yashica T3

Year: 1988

Weight: 275g

Film Speeds: 64 – 1600

Size: 128 x 57.5 x 52mm

Lens: 35mm f/2.8

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2CR5

Shutter Speeds: 1s – 1/630

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$$

Slightly smaller, lighter, and with a wider shutter speed range, the Yashica T3 took everything good about its predecessor and made them even better. The T3 is unique among the other versions for its 35mm f/2.8 lens.

Yashica T4

Year: 1990

Weight: 190g

Film Speeds: 50 – 3200

Size: 118 x 64.5 x 39.5mm

Lens: 35mm f/3.5

Flash: Built-In

Battery: 1 x 2CR123

Shutter Speeds: 1s – 1/700

PRICE ESTIMATE: $$$$$$$

Yashica T4 Point and Shoot film camera

Last but not least, the cream of the Yashica crop, the cult-favorite Yashica T4. These fantastic point and shoot film cameras featured, among other things, a Carl Zeiss T* lens and a waist-level viewfinder (located on the top of the camera). Another unfortunate example of an incredible camera that’s become hyped up past the point of return.


Did we miss any important point and shoot film camera models? Let us know your favorites in the comments!

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