Kodak Advantix T700
The Advantix T700 is a compact camera with an auto-focus 2x zoom lens, for the APS film system. The camera is described as 'weatherproof' It was made by Kodak from 1999. The camera has a flash built into a flip-up lens-cover, similar to that on the 1999 (non-zoom) Advantix T550. The T700 has considerably better features than that model, including its zoom lens, red-eye reduction, continuous shooting, and the ability to change the film mid-roll. This ingenious feature makes use of the small amount of magnetic memory included in the APS film cartridge (magnetic media coated in a strip on the back of the film). Data is stored as each frame is exposed, and when a part-used cartridge is reloaded, the camera automatically advances to the first unused frame. The user's manual suggests that family members might share a camera, each keeping their own roll of film. Like the T500 and T550, the T700 has date- and title-imprinting. Again, this feature uses the film's magnetic storage, not optical imprinting on the negative; the date and title associated with each frame could be used or not used whenever a print was ordered, and some photo-finishers offered options such as printing this information on the back of the print instead of the front. The earlier cameras had a menu of just ten titles; the T700 offers forty.
- Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Co.
- Lens: 'all-glass' Ektanar 25-50mm f/4.6-8.7
- Films: APS with film speeds of ISO 50-1600.
- Viewfinder: real image finder.
- Active autofocus
- Focus lock (by half-pressing the shutter release while reframing)
- Infinity-focus setting (selected with the Mode button)
- Exposure: automatic, shutter speed 1/2-1/250 sec.
- Flash: Flip-up 'Sensalite' flash built into the lens cover, with modes:
- Regular flash with or without red-eye reduction (selected with Flash button)
- Fill flash, with or without red-eye reduction (selected with Flash button)
- Flash off
- 'Night view' (balances flash with low available light; selected with the Mode button, not the Flash button)
- Continuous exposure setting: takes pictures continuously as long as the shutter release is pressed (selected with the Mode button)
- Mid-roll film change (by pressing the recessed MRC button with the 'tooth' on one of the strap buckles.
- Date and title imprint (title from a menu of 40 options)
- Dimensions: 91x64x35.5mm.
- Weight: 5.3oz. (150g) without film or battery.
- Power requirement: One 3V CR2 battery.
|00||Christmas||14||I Love You||28||Mothers' Day|
|05||Hanukkah||19||Merry Christmas||33||Independence Day|
|07||Family||21||First day of School||35||Rosh Hashanah|
|09||Holiday||23||New Year's||37||Memorial Day|
|11||Friends||25||Happy New Year||39||Valentine's Day|
|12||School Event||26||Reunion||40||Canada Day|
- The camera has IEC 60529 Weatherproofing Class 2: dripping water (not a spray or jet) should not get into the camera's enclosed parts if it is held within 15 degrees from the vertical: see IP Codes at Wikipedia.
- Chris Eve/Mischa Konig's table of dates for Advantix cameras, at Kodak Classics, states the camera was announced in February 2000.