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Olympus XA2

by Olympus

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  • Smallest 35mm camera.
  • Detachable Flash unit (A11)
  • Very nice photo quality
1 new from $125.00 9 used from $43.99 1 refurbished from $139.79


Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Olympus

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B002WG29FO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,606 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 11, 2009

Product Description

Produced 1980-1986 Olympus Camera Film type - 35mm (135 regular size) Weight 200g Focal range 1.3m to infinity Shutter speeds 2s-1/750 Battery two SR44 ASA 25-800 Self-timer

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By G. Lee on September 27, 2011
Ever since I got my first Holga a few years back, I've re-discovered film photography and as much as I love my Holga, I wanted a camera with a proper viewfinder to more accurately compose my shots. I picked up a used Olympus XA2- one that was mildly beat up on the outside, but with a clean lens and everything else working.

I really like this camera. It's build like a Russian battle tank with a sturdy metal and plastic exterior. The fact that this camera was produced in the early 1980's and there are still so many working models floating around is a testament to their build quality. The power consumption is minimal. It runs on two silver oxide batteries (don't use alkaline or your pictures will be underexposed) which I hear can last for several years with typical use. To turn the camera on, you slide open the clamshell. The lens is a fixed focal length lens with no zoom and does not retract; once you open it up, it's ready to fire instantly. The shutter button requires very minimal pressure to release. This comes in handy for low light shots requiring you to hold the camera still, as pushing the shutter with such a light touch doesn't cause the camera to violently shake. Focus is controlled by a lever in 3 zones: near, intermediate, and far. There are other versions of the XA that provide more control over focusing, but I prefer the zone focusing because it's faster and more than adequate for most situations. Plus it reminds me of shooting my trusty Holga.

Image quality is excellent. I'm not one to scan my negatives at a hundred and fifty thousand pixels per inch (or whatever ridiculous number it's up to nowadays) and inspect every pixel with a magnifying glass. I really don't care about such nonsense.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine L.M. Abegg on August 20, 2013
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I really do like this camera, as it's fun to tote around while traveling or even just for every day use; however, all of my film is coming back with considerable light leaks. I realized (after getting my film back of course) that the back of the camera is warped, so that light is being let in through the back. Kind of disappointing, since I paid what would be considered top dollar for this camera. I just feel that the seller should've maybe tested the camera before saying it was in excellent condition, or at least been honest about it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jovany Corona on August 10, 2013
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The camera itself is great, decent quality for a compact 35mm Analog Camera. No complaints about the camera, but a few complaints about Amazon's listing. First off, my camera came with a missing piece for the lanyard and every Olympus XA2 on Amazon is waaaaaaaaay too overpriced. You can find an Olympus XA2 for half the price on Etsy and Ebay. Overall I would recommend this camera to any analog shooter.
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