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REVIEW: Nikon Zoom 400 AF

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-04-03

Nikon Zoom 400 AF

Introduced in: 1998

Have not been able to find any info about this camera except when it was introduced.
So I only know what one can read out on the camera and test myself.

Specs:


Lens: Nikon Zoom Lens 38-80mm Macro
Closest Focus: About 0.6m (2ft) at 38mm and about 0.7m (2.3ft) at 80mm
Aperture: f/??
Shutter: 1/??
Light meter: Yes
ISO ?
Battery: 3v CR123A (or equivalent)
Flash: Built in
Weight: 210 g (without battery)

Takes 135 film
24×36 negative size.


Viewfinder:

Very small, great brightness and works good.
The viewfinder zooms in with the lens and this seem to be quite accurate.


Image quality


Analogue B&W film
Nikon Zoom 400 AF
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38mm - 80mm

Bokeh
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Nikon Zoom 400 AF

Flare / Backlight
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Nikon Zoom 400 AF
Nikon Zoom 400 AF


Macro
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Flare / Backlight
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Operating + Sounds
Nikon Zoom 400 AF



Build quality


Very plastic but farly well put together and it don't feel lake its going brake if you look to hard on it.
 


Conclusion

A functional, small and lightweight little thing which can be a handy bring anywhere camera.

And it's a point and click camera so it have only the most basic settings and the rest is auto.
It have flash on/off/auto, red eye, self-timer plus it can lock focus on infinity.
Film ISO is auto so you need to use DX coded film.

Exposure is also all auto but this works usually quite well even in difficult light conditions.

Image quality is good if you look how it renders.
Contrast, flare and bokeh looks nice.
Sharpness however is not all that great, especially at 80mm.
But it about what I expected from this.


Thumbs up:
Renders
Light meter
Small & lightweight


Thumbs down:
Sharpness
Plasticky
All auto
Noisy




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