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The Panasonic C-500AF is a compact auto focus 35mm point and shoot camera.
It features a auto focus 38mm lens f3.8 in 4 groups and 4 elements. The aperture range is f3.8 to f16. The camera features a sliding clam shell use to protect the lens. It is capable of using film with speeds of 50 to 1600 ISO. It is powered by 2 AA / LR6 batteries.