Sometimes getting information about a camera is pretty piecemeal.
The “Phound Photos” post for this camera: http://exit272.com/?p=4897
The site with the lens construction info:
The manual is under Manuals & Ephemera.
I’ll do a separate post about the failed 1st roll. I ended up having some fun with it.
In the above two images, I like the barbed wire and fence receding into the distance in the first one. I also like the focus on the vehicles in the second one.
The background colors were “meh” and there were some weird red flares on the wall so I desaturated everything but the table.
Nikon still has the manual here.
A photo that was on the SD card when I got the camera.
I’ll do a separate “Phound Photos” post. The card had images from 14 Dec 2012 to 11 Jul 2013.
Like the Konica Tomato/Pop-10, the brightest f-stop is the only one given in the manufacturer’s literature. Unlike the Tomato, I couldn’t find information on line so I had to do it myself.
If you don’t care how I arrived at these values and trust a random web page, here’s a table:
These values are rounded to the nearest whole stop. YMMV. Not responsible for ruined shots, hives, divorce, or any negative outcome resulting from the use of this information.
The camera is dark gray or black but the LED lights made it look blue.
Trusting that 35mm really is the focal length and f/4 really is the brightest f-stop:
35mm / 4 = 8.75mm diameter with the lens wide open.
The area is what’s important for exposure. Focal length/diameter=f-stop only holds for circular apertures. For most, I treated the shapes like diamonds and used (b x h)/2 for the area. To keep things simple, I cropped in to the edge of the lens and then resized to 875 pixels so 100 pixels is one millimeter. Once I had an approximate area, I used the equivalent circle area to get a diameter. SensorsOne has a great calculator so I could just plug in the area instead of using a calculator and working backwards from area=π r² every time.
The last one was still approximated to a diamond but I had to be more accurate as the apertures got smaller.
You never know what will show up when you have to by a “lot” of cameras to get what you’re looking for. I get to give something back too, since there’s bugger-all on the web and I got the manual.
Part of the original project. No results photographs in the video.
For what it is, a 12-year-old point-and-shoot (as of 2013), it’s a pretty good camera. All of the exposure information is taken from the Exif data written by the camera. I didn’t realize until I was captioning the pictures that they are all at widest, 8mm (38mm equivalent on a full-frame camera), or maximum zoom, 24mm (114mm equivalent).
She got really nervous when she realized her calf was on the other side of the fence.
Too many people gathered around so she led the calf back into the woods.
The Bataan Memorial Building was built as the New Mexico State Capitol building in 1900.
It’s not too obvious in these reduced photos but the sensor has some stuck pixels. There’s a red dot in the bushy tree above the calf in the second elk picture and some dots in the sky of the Jemez picture.