Optima Sensor

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This model was the last (1982) camera in the Optima Sensor Electronic Series, and is technically identical to the earlier Optima Sensor 535 (1976), but was produced by Agfa-Gevaert Portugal. It can be distinguished from the 535 by lacking the model number on the camera's faceplate.


  • Type 35mm compact camera
  • Size 104 mm x 68 mm x 54 mm (W x H x D)
  • Image Format 24 x 36 mm (W x H)
  • Lens Agfa Solitar, 40 mm f/2.8
  • Diaphragm Automatic f/2.8 to f/22
  • Focusing Manual scale pictograms on top of the focus ring/ meter/feet scale on bottom, focusing 3ft/1.09m - infinity
  • Shutter Speeds 1/500 second - 15 seconds
  • Viewfinder Large direct finder with parallax marks for near focus
  • Film Loading Manual
  • Film Transport Manual single stroke lever, also used to rewind film when the 'R' button is depressed and turned
  • Film Speeds 25 ASA/15 DIN to 500 ASA/28 DIN, selected on a ring around the lens
  • Flash Contact Hot shoe, aperture selected manually with flash
  • Cable Release Socket On left hand side of the camera body
  • Tripod Socket 1/4 in. on right hand side which doubles as camera strap attachment
  • Battery 3 V625U batteries, located by opening the camera back


In French :

Agfa Optima Sensor Cameras
Classic Optima | Optima Sensor 200 | Optima Sensor 500 | Selectronic Sensor | Selectronic Sensor S
Modern Optima Sensor 335 | Optima Sensor 535 | Optima Sensor 1035 | Optima Sensor 1535 | Optima Sensor | Optima Flash Sensor