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Olympus XA Point and Shoot Camera with add-on Flash unit A16


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Overall Condition 9/10 Near Mint, all functions working, lens and finder are clean and clear. 

Comes with 6 months warranty

Serial number: 5877590


The Olympus XA was a 35 mm rangefinder camera built by Olympus of Japan. It was one of the smallest rangefinder cameras ever made, together with the Contax T.

It was designed by Yoshihisa Maitani who had joined Olympus Optical Co Ltd in 1956. He was the chief camera designer and managing director of Olympus Optical Co Ltd., having developed a number of legendary cameras during his career. These included the Pen series, the OM series, the XA series, the IS series and the [mju:] series of cameras.

The original model, the XA, was sold from 1979 to 1985. The original XA features true rangefinder focusing, a fast 35mm f/2.8 lens, and aperture priority metering. The lens was protected by a sliding dust cover. Film wind is by thumb-wheel, aperture is set on the body using a small lever, focus is set by a small lever below the lens, film speed (ISO) is set on a dial below the lens, the viewfinder is optical direct-view with the rangefinder frame embedded in it and a display of the shutter speed at the side. Later cameras, models XA2 to XA4, featured scale focusing instead of rangefinders. The XA1 used a fixed-focus lens. Although the cameras resembled each other, there were subtle differences in design. The XA3 and XA4 were slightly larger than the XA and XA2. The original XA's dust cover dome resembled a flattened oval, whereas the other models had a more rounded design. -read more

Technical Specification:

  • Lens: 6 elements 5 groups F.Zuiko 35mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8–f/22
  • Shutter: 10s~1/500s leaf shutter
  • Focusing: 0.9m to infinity rangefinder
  • Exposure: aperture-priority metering with +1.5 exposure compensation for backlighting
  • Battery: 2 LR/SR44
  • Size: 102×64.5×40mm
  • Weight: 225g
  • Year: 1979–1985 - read more



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Type: Rangefinder 35mm Camera

Vendor: Olympus