Ricoh YF-20X

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The YF-20X is a fixed-focus point-and-shoot camera for 35mm film, introduced by Japanese manufacturer Ricoh in 1993. A version with a databack was also available and it was sold as the YF-20X Date.

This camera is one of the long selling series of Ricoh's compacts which features not-too-small body size, manual film speed rating, AA-type power source etc. Although it is categorized as a fixed-focus camera, it can focus on a distant subject by sliding the small lever located beside the lens.


  • Release Date: May 1993
  • Camera Type: 35mm film lens shutter camera
  • Lens: Ricoh Lens 35mm f/4.5, 3 elements in 3 groups
  • Focusing: fixed focus with infinity setting facility
  • Shutter: mechanical, 1/125 sec. (fixed-speed)
  • Exposure Control: fixed exposure[1]
  • Film Speed: manual setting, ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 1000
  • Built-in Flash: automatically activated in dim light conditions, no flash-off facility
  • Other Features: automatic film loading, automatic film advance, automatic film rewind with mid-roll rewind facility
  • Power Source: two AA-type batteries (alkaline or manganese)
  • Dimensions: 132 mm X 68 mm X 47.5 mm
  • Weight: 210 g (without batteries)

Model Variation

Release Date Model Name Updates
1987.2 YF-20 (Myport Ami) Predecessor to the series, Rikenon 35mm f/4 Lens
1989.9 L-20 (YF-20 Super / One Take Easy II) Ricoh 35mm f/4.5 Lens, Large body
1991.7 Auto 35 (Boots C35FF) (Downgraded model, limited ISO choice, no infinity focus)
1992.3 LX-22 (LX-22S / XOBBOX) New design, Self-timer, Auto-activating flash
1993.5 YF-20X New design
1997.12 YF20-E Smaller body, New design, DX-coding
YF-20N Ricoh 34mm f/4.5 Lens, Smaller body, New design, DX-coding


  1. A particular aperture is selected according the film speed regardless of the light conditions


YF-20X on Ricoh Official Website Camera List