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Point N Shoot :-)
08-NOV-2009 Sam_C

Point 'N Shoot :-)

Vivitar PS:20 "Point 'N Shoot" 35mm Camera

This is my Vivitar PS:20 from 1987. Bought it for $20 bucks. This camera
took me through the late 80's and half of the 90's, providing some of the
most memorable (if techincally poor) images of my life.

Ladies and gentlemen, this camera is the quintessential point 'n shoot.
It is what I would call a "SLC" or a "Super Low Class" camera. It is the
ULTIMATE "Poor Man's Camera!" It is poor, it is cheap, it is what people
think of when they think of a point 'n shoot camera. In fact, it says
"Point 'N Shoot" on the top of the camera! :)

Found it laying in a box recently and was surprised that the winding mechanism
seem to be working. The flash is not working. I can't tell if the rest of the
camera is working or not because you cannot manually set anything on it. It was
made for "point 'n shoot" photography. I will try to put a roll of film through this,
I actually love this thing! :-)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
1/125s f/5.0 at 5.1mm iso80 full exif

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Guest 22-Mar-2014 16:03
I own a ps-35, looks the same, takes two double A's and 35 mm film, but it has two little lenses next to the viewfinder. It was my mom's in the 80's into the 90's and I remember using it as a kid in the 90's... probably the first camera I had ever used! I still throw a roll in it from time to time when having my SLR would get in the way.
Tom LeRoy19-Feb-2013 18:28
Sort of the "granddaddy" I-Phone! Bu t this one is simple and easy to use.... V.
Jim & Josefina02-Dec-2009 05:57
I hope I did not throw away the Vivitar of Jim. I will look for it and play with it too like you do! Have fun Sammy X! ... Josefina
XiaoBernard9930-Nov-2009 07:39
hi hi hi SLC.In French Salut Les Copains=Hi the Friends!! a famous daily musical radio of 60's.
DX:Code it was the first big evolution on the film,adjusting the ISO.
You must clean the eye or you will dream to the boked of this cam.
James Clarke09-Nov-2009 10:26
Great wide angle product shot of your well loved Vivitar. I can't wait to see some of your new shots. BV

These old film P&S are the way to go, so simple anyone can use them... Why can't they make a digital P&S like them... No, No, No, they have to complicate them with menus. Same with VCR to DVD; with VCR pop it push play, with DVD navigate your way through menus before you can get to your show!
Kaden Kratzer09-Nov-2009 05:41
Fantastic little trick! V
LeeG09-Nov-2009 03:07
Cheap memories are sometimes the best ones!
Simon Chandler09-Nov-2009 00:09
Great presentation of this SLC. At least it did its job of capturing memories. v
sushislee08-Nov-2009 13:23
ok Sam :)
an nguyen08-Nov-2009 13:20
Ps: I want to see the result and the creation of yours too, Sam..
Martha Albuquerque08-Nov-2009 10:33
Waiting for the results of it, Sammy.. :)~ V