I'm always haunting thrift stores and I came across this little titanium camera today. It is APS format, so best for more casual shot-of-record type things, but better than no camera at all. If you wanted a small film-based camera for hiking or travel, this *is* small.
It was made by Fuji some years ago and was an expensive unit at the time-- over $200. It was marketed under several different names in various countries as is common with photo gear. This one is marked Fujifim Fotonex 1000ix MRC Tiara. It slides open, reminding me of a Minox. The replace the flim, you actually slide the outer case with completely off the main body.
6.5oz with case and battery (my scale)
Fujinon Super EBC 24mm f3.5 Autofocus Lens
Drop-in Film Loading
3 Print Formats with Super EBC Real Image Zoom Viewfinder
Information Exchange (ix)
Print Quality Improvement (PQI)
Mid Roll Change (MRC)
Intelligent Multi Programmed Zoom Flash with Red-Eye Reduction
I wonder how an APS negative compares to a 7mp digital. It is a little more than 50% of a 35mm negative. I need to get a roll of film and see how this one does in the field.