This camera was built in 1998 by Kyocera Corporation, Japan. It has a wide zoom range from 30 to 120mm. The shutter is electronic, with speeds from 3 sec. to 1/500 sec. Its design is derived from that of the bigger Yashica Samurai 35mm half-frame SLRs which both resemble camcorders of the 1990s. But the 4000ix is just a viewfinder camera, a modern fully automatic compact camera that uses APS film.
- Yashica Samurai 4000 iX at www.collection-appareils.com