Dating rolleiflex camera
The cameras are manufactured by the Japanese company Sharan Megahouse.One model is a miniature digital camera, the other is miniature Rolleiflex TLR film camera.The original model, now discontinued, was the Rolleiflex Mini Digi, a miniature reproduction of the TLR Rolleiflex.In many details the camera retained the details of the original, including a waist level view finder and a hand crank to prepare the camera for the next shot.This camera used a 135 mm/f4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar taking lens.
The 120 roll film Rolleiflex series is marketed primarily to professional photographers.It is visually identical to the original model, but available in both black and red leather finishes.The CMOS sensor has been upgraded to 3 megapixels, with 5.0 megapixels available by interpolation.The lens was a 9 mm f/2.8 with 5 elements, focussing down to 10 cm. This was superseded by the MINOX DCC (Digital Classic Camera) Rolleiflex AF 5.0.
The shutter speeds were automatically controlled between 1/15 to 1/400 second, exposure time was automatic. The name change brings the current model more firmly in line with the rest of Minox's Classic Camera miniature reproduction range.Presently, Rollei cameras are manufactured by Franke & Heidecke Gmb H.