Yashica Point-and-Shoot

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(Image via Akihabara)

Raise your hand if you own a Yashica digital camera. Chances are, if you’re here in the States, and own a point-and-shoot as either your primary digicam or as part of your camera arsenal, you have a Canon, a Nikon, or perhaps a Kodak or Casio. At least something that the lay person has heard of. Well, according to Akihabara News, Yashica (read: Exemode) might be where you turn next for your point-and-shoot needs.

The Yashica EZ F1231 (doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue) boasts 32MB of internal memory while supporting SD/SDHC cards, a 3X optical zoom and 25 shooting modes, beyond the 16 scene modes equipped in the Nikon Coolpix S710. At 200€ (approx $253), it’s right in there with the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS, which shoots pictures up to 3,264 x 2,448, compared to the Yashica, which shoots up to 4,000 x 3,008. But, in most cases a point-and-shoot translates to convenience and, let’s face it, ordering a camera from a web page in all Japanese doesn’t exactly scream convenience. I’d be interested to know if anyone has experience with this camera.

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