Olympus XAFilm Camera

Olympus XA

  • Camera Type for Olympus XA


  • Film Type for Olympus XA


  • Manufacturer of Olympus XA


  • Origin Country of Olympus XA


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Olympus XA102.5 x 64.5 x 40 mm
  • Camera Weight for Olympus XA225 g
  • Camera Build Material for Olympus XAPlastic


  • Camera Focus Mode for Olympus XAManual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Olympus XARangefinder


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Olympus XA1 sec – 1/500 sec
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Olympus XA25 ISO – 800 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Olympus XAAperture Priority
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Olympus XACenter-weighted
  • Camera Viewfinder for Olympus XAAlbada-type

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Olympus XAFixed Lens
  • Common Camera Lenses for Olympus XAF.Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Olympus XA F.Zuiko 35mm f/2.8
  • Camera Flash for Olympus XAOlympus XA Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Olympus XAA11 Flash is a common accessory for the Olympus XA A11 FlashA16 Flash is a common accessory for the Olympus XA A16 FlashSoft Case is a common accessory for the Olympus XA Soft Case


  • Camera Battery Type for Olympus XASR44
  • Battery Life for Olympus XA1 year
  • Battery Replaceable for Olympus XAReplaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Olympus XA
    Street Photography
    Travel Photography
    Everyday Photography
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Description for Olympus XA Description for Olympus XA

The Olympus XA is a compact 35mm rangefinder camera that was introduced by Olympus in 1979. It is renowned for its small size and excellent image quality. The camera features a fixed 35mm f/2.8 lens and a rangefinder focusing system, which allows for precise focusing. It also has automatic exposure control, with a shutter speed range of 10 seconds to 1/500th of a second. The XA has a unique clamshell design, which protects the lens and controls when not in use, making it incredibly portable and easy to carry. It is a popular choice among street photographers and travel enthusiasts due to its compactness and high-quality images.

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The Olympus XA has a built-in light meter, which helps in achieving accurate exposures. It also has a manual override option, allowing photographers to have more control over the exposure settings. The camera uses a zone focusing system, with three focus settings: portrait, group, and landscape. The XA has a built-in flash, making it suitable for low-light photography. It uses standard 35mm film and has a manual film advance lever. The camera is powered by two SR44 batteries, which are easily available. Overall, the Olympus XA is a reliable and versatile camera that delivers excellent image quality in a compact and portable package.

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Description for Olympus XA Pros and Cons for Olympus XA

Compact and lightweight, making it highly portable

High-quality lens for sharp and detailed images

Built-in light meter for accurate exposure control

Manual focus and aperture control for creative flexibility

Limited control over shutter speed

No interchangeable lenses

Small viewfinder may be difficult for some users

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Description for Olympus XA Potential Problems and Fixes for Olympus XA

Sticky Shutter

The Olympus XA often suffers from a sticky shutter, which can lead to underexposed images. It's usually caused by old lubricant that has thickened over time. The best solution is to have the camera professionally cleaned.

Light Seals Deterioration

With age, the foam light seals on the Olympus XA can deteriorate, leading to light leaks in your photos. You can replace the seals yourself with a kit, or have it done by a professional.

Rangefinder Misalignment

The rangefinder in the Olympus XA can sometimes become misaligned, causing focus issues. This can be corrected by a professional, or by careful DIY adjustment.

Description for Olympus XA Frequently Asked Questions for Olympus XA

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