Film camera
Date of appearance: 1979
Trademark: Olympus
Product family: Olympus XA
Designer: Yoshihisa Maitani
Manufacturer: Olympus Optical Co Ltd
Made in: Japan
Dimensions: 102 × 64.5 × 40 mm
Weight: 225 g
Colors: black
Shutter: automatic electronic analog, 1/500 - 10 seconds
ISO: 25 to 800
Aperture: f/2.8 - f/22, two-bladed manual
Power: 2 LR/SR44 batteries
Film: 35mm
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The Olympus XA was a 35 mm rangefinder camera built by Olympus of Japan. It was one of the smallest rangefinder cameras ever made, together with the Contax T. It was designed by Yoshihisa Maitani who had joined Olympus Optical Co Ltd in 1956. He was the chief camera designer and managing director of Olympus Optical Co Ltd., having developed a number of legendary cameras during his career. The XA series was accompanied by a range of detachable flash units. The standard A11 took one AA battery and had a guide number of 10. The A16 took two batteries and had a guide number of 16. The A9M and A1L were smaller units for the XA1 and XA4 respectively.

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