APS Camera Buying Guide
The idea of the APS camera system never really took off in the market. First introduced in 1996 by Kodak as the next "it" camera, the APS camera briefly gained the consumer attention but, like many other forms of photography, was superseded by the introduction of the digital camera . By 2004, Kodak has announced the end of APS camera production and as a result, new APS cameras are harder to find.
What is APS?
APS stands for Advanced Photo System and came in the autofocus format and the SLR format. The advantage of the APS system is that the photographer is able to shoot the photo in three different image formats: Classic (Normal), HD (High Definition) and Panoramic.
The film is 24mm instead of the normal 35mm and comes in unique canisters that automatically wind and rewind. With certain types of cameras, the canisters can rewind partially shot rolls and then be wound again, to be finished later. APS film comes in 15, 20, and 40 exposures and can still be found at some convenience stores and most speciality photography stores.
Point and Shoot APS
APS SLR Cameras