The unusualSamuraiseries was begun byKyocerain 1987 with the X3.0. The Samurai completely discarded prior ideas about still-camera design, and instead creating a body more resembling the compact video cameras which were becoming popular at the time. The Samurai is a trueSLR, exposing half-fame (17×24 mm) images—a format which had always been more accepted within the Japanese market (for example in theOlympus Penseries). The Samurai X3.0 can be found with both Yashica and Kyocera branding, and with accents in either red or teal blue colors. It may be seen as one of the originators of the "bridge camera" concept, alongside full-frame models such asOlympus's Infinity Zoom 300.
The X3.0 includes an integral, autofocus 25–75 mm zoom lens—a 3x zoom range (the laterSamurai X4.0zoomed in to 100 mm, a 4x range). Besides autofocus, the camera has motorized film advance and rewind, and power zooming using WIDE/TELE pushbuttons. A small "RS" (reset) button is also provided, in the event the camera's microprocessor locks up.
The camera, strap, grip and soft case
Please be aware that the model is the one with grey button and not red
Cosmetic: Good condition, with few signs of use
Optical: Viewfinder clean. Lens clean with no haze/fungus/scratches
Electronic: All electronic functions are working perfectly
The photos you see are likely to be stock photos, although this is not always the case. Due to the sheer amount of different items coming in, we're unable to photograph each item individually.
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