This is the Fujifilm Klasse W released 15 years ago in 2007; it's a 35mm point-and-shoot film camera with a fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens. While it doesn't have full manual exposure capabilities, it has a built-in flash, an exposure compensation dial on the front, and an aperture priority dial on the top.
It's a beautifully designed camera that is the perfect analog compliment to my modern silver and black Fujifilm X100V. And it pairs perfectly with a nicely worn leather strap, like this one from Clever Supply Co.
Full transparency — I like to wear this camera around my neck, tourist style, as it draws the attention of photographers and non-photographers alike. It's been a conversation piece everywhere I go.
Last year, I committed to shooting at least one roll of film each month. I tried a variety of film stocks, development labs, and subject matters. And I made a lot of mistakes. But I stuck to it, and by the end of the full 12 months, I ended up with 19 developed rolls, all shot with the Fujifilm Klasse W.
The Fujifilm Klasse W is my favorite camera of 2023, not because of the image quality it produces or its feature set, but due to the creative mindset it has put me in when shooting with this camera. The lessons I've learned embracing the workflow that comes along with an analog point-and-shoot camera are lessons that every photographer should know.