Agfa, of course, are (or rather were) well known as manufacturers of camera film and photographic papers. At one time they also manufactured film cameras, mainly of an early vintage compact variety, such as the Agfamatic series, but also some rangefinders, such as the Agfa Optima and even some SLR cameras.
The FunCam Motor is a comparatively modern autowind, auto ISO, fixed focus, Agfa point and shoot film camera, with an exceptionally large viewfinder.
Specifications for the Agfa FunCam Motor
There’s not a huge amount to say about the specifications of the Agfa FunCam Motor, because not a lot of information seems to be available about it, let alone a manual. Indeed, (as with most of the cameras on this site), the following information is based predominantly on playing around with the camera. The 32mm prime aspherical lens appears simply with the label Japan Optics. There are 2 basic photo settings; taking a photo with a flash, or without a flash. There does appear to be a sensor for DX coded film, but I’m not able to ascertain what film speeds it is capable of sensing. Loading film is easy enough and winding is automatic. A switch on the base of the camera is flipped to rewind the film.
Using the Agfa FunCam Motor
The Agfa FunCam Motor is a fixed focus camera which, in the absence of any more information about the lens, means that using it is a question of pointing it in the general direction of one’s subject and hoping for the best. The camera is a nice size, is very light and contoured, and easy to hold with one hand and press the shutter button. As mentioned earlier, the viewfinder is very large and, indeed, bright. Possibly the largest viewfinder of any camera I have reviewed to date. That said, this is no indication of its accuracy and so anything viewed from the viewfinder needs to be treated with a degree of caution.
There is a simple sliding switch on the front of the Agfa FunCam Motor which is used to open the lens shutter, as well as providing an option to take photos without a flash. The switch can then be flipped another step to enable the flash. A bulb lights up next to the viewfinder to indicate that the flash is ready to fire. I was also happy to notice that, with the lens cover closed, the shutter button is disabled, to help prevent accidental exposures.