Ouch. I'm not sure my bank balance can cope with that many... I think I'll just wait for the 110W as I fancy that 28mm lens.
If my numbers are anywhere near correct, there are a total of 220 models of both the standard rangefinder-type cameras (Electro 35, Lynx 14/14E, etc.) and all the various compact and PnS models. If you'd subtract the early Yashica metal RF types and the pre-Kyocera Point-n-Shoots, I'd think that could easily leave 3/4 of that number as those produced during the Kyocera years as the mega-menagerie of permutations and spin-offs that would quickly cost a small fortune to represent by getting every one they made.
Other than getting a very select few of them (a couple of the T's, and a FineCam digital, so far), I decided to leave the rest of the plasticky kinds of PnS acquisitions on the back burner and focus on the earlier stuff for now. I don't think I'll be able to stock an entire museum, but a small gallery wing might be doable. :)
Thumbs up for all AA battery powered cameras, film or digital.
Couldn't agree more!
My only problem is that with all my working gear, I go through about 500+ AA and about 120 AAA batteries each year, including rechargeable ones. And don't get me started on Contax NiCad packs from the 1970s...
I've not yet tried it with film but there are a few reviews and sample piccies on-line which suggest that the camera and Kyocera 38-115 zoom lens are decent though not spectacular performers. Like many zooms, picture quality is best towards the wider end with photos taken at 115mm being rather soft and with the camera's AF having issues in focusing at the longer focal lengths.
Being produced in 1999, this camera is part of the more compact Zoomate range that developed over time. You do have to ask though whether there was a need for all of the 38-105, -115 and -120 models; I have ignored the 110mm as this featured a very different lens offering a wider angle of 28mm as with the 90W.