7 Point And Shoot 35mm Film Cameras To Bring On Your Next Adventure

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If you’re anything like us, you have the passion and drive to take pictures all day, every day. In fact, you have probably been searching for a camera that is easy to use, compact and doesn’t take itself too seriously. A camera where the images have great coloring, a bit of grain and give you a flashback to the past. Yeah, you know what we’re talking about – the film camera every good photographer needs, a 35mm automatic point and shoot.

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You may be saying, Hey guys, sounds cool and all, but I don’t shoot film.

And to that, we say – No worries, there’s no better time than now and we’re here to help get you started.

Now, don’t get us wrong. We aren’t saying that you have to shoot film. Beat to your own photographic drum – choose film, digital, instant Polaroids – wherever your creativity and artistry takes you. But, we have to admit – shooting film is fun. It’s new, an exciting challenge for digital learners and can be a great way to capture special memories.

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You’ve probably heard us preach this before, but film photography has an unbeatable aesthetic. It also gives you that ease of taking the photo and not being able to see the result in an instant. To you, this may be stressful. Yet, to us – we think this takes us back to the roots of the photographic form in all its glory.

Shooting 35mm in Today’s Photography World

So, if this hasn’t convinced you yet, maybe the multitude of available options will. In fact, it’s pretty easy to get your hands on a film camera nowadays. Even more so, you can purchase a camera that does all the heavy lifting for you.

When you’re traveling, out for the day or just looking for a camera that is easy to carry anywhere, a 35mm automatic point and shoot camera is your best bet. These cameras are widely available on the market and can be used with just a simple press of a button. Press the shutter, hear the click and capture the pictures you’ve always wanted.

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In the spirit of promoting film photography, we’ve compiled a list of 7 point and shoot, automatic 35 mm film cameras you can purchase now for your next adventure. So, are you ready to jump into your photographic film journey? Let’s check out our list below:

7 Point and Shoot, Automatic 35mm Film Cameras You Can Buy Right Now

Canon Sure Shot 80 35mm Camera

Our first 35mm, automatic point and shoot film camera is the Canon Sure Shot 80. This camera has a dual foal length lens of 38/80mm. It has a large viewfinder, 3 point autofocus and an automatic functioning flash to reduce red eye. Easy to use and affordable – the perfect beginner 35mm camera.

Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Film Camera Body – Bundle – with Konica Minolta AF 35-80 F4-5.6 II Zoom Lens

This Minolta Maxxum is our second 35mm automatic, point and shoot film camera. This camera is a bit different from the traditional point and shoot system because it is technically classified as a SLR. This means that the lens on this camera is removable and can be changed depending on your preference. But, the system on this Minolta offers autofocus for its zoom lens. Therefore, setting the camera to Program and ensuring the autofocus, will allow you to point and shoot to capture your images. This is a great starter camera with the option to change out the lenses as you go.

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Olympus Stylus 150 QD Date 35mm Camera w/ 37.5-150mm Zoom

Our third 35mm automatic, point and shoot film camera is the Olympus Stylus 150. It has a sharp lens of 37.5-150mm and 4x zoom.  It has truly accurate autofocusing with an 11 point system. And the lens is made of ED glass, making it durable. This camera is user friendly, compact and perfect to bring with you every day.

Canon EOS Rebel GII 35mm Film SLR Camera Kit w/ EF 35-80mm Lens

Our fourth 35mm, automatic point and shoot film camera is the Canon EOS Rebel GII. Another SLR formatted camera, it has the automatic functioning capabilities that allow you to create images with the point and shoot technique. It has shutter speeds that range from 30 to 1/2000 of a second. And it comes with 11 exposures modes. The automatic functions are simple to use and great for a beginning photographer.

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Konica Z-Up 70 Super Compact Date 35mm Film Camera

The fifth 35mm, automatic point and shoot film camera on our list is the Konica Z-Up 70. This compact, point and shoot camera has a 35-70mm zoom lens. It comes with a built in flash with red-eye reduction and an auto film advance for ease of us. This camera is a no frills, simple tool for your grab and go photographic adventures.

Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer 35mm Camera

Our sixth 35mm automatic, point and shoot film camera is the Minolta Freedom Zoom Explorer.  It has a multi-beam auto focus and a 28 to 70mm zoom lens. There is the option to use continuous drive and it has 3 exposure presets. This camera is super compact and offers both automatic and manual film rewind. The one unique facet of this camera is its ability to take panoramic photographs. This is a simple, yet dynamic film tool for any level of photographer.

Leica Minilux Zoom 35mm Camera

The seventh and final 35mm automatic, point and shoot film camera on our list is the Leica Minilux Zoom. This camera is by far the most expensive on our list and requires the largest amount of financial investment. Although this camera has a high cost, Leica is a leader in optics. This camera is a 35mm zoom with a high grade titanium body. Its lens is a 35-70mm focal length with an aperture range of 3.5 to 6.5. The camera has fully automatic controls and a hot shoe to add an additional flash unit. This system is truly one of a kind. It may be best for a more professional, established photographer due to the high cost, yet no matter what level of photographer – you’ll never regret the purchase and having the chance to own a Leica camera.

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So, as you can see, there is a range of 35mm point and shoot cameras on the market today. From simple optics, no frill controls to professional, high quality grade – your options are endless.

If you’re just beginning to shoot film, choosing any of the entry level cameras on this list is a great starting point. So, pop in a roll of film and start shooting, we’re sure you’ll instantly fall in love with the results.

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