12 Pocket cameras, 12 films in 12 months: One of the photography projects I set myself for 2022 was to take one photo a day with a different pocket camera for each month of the year loaded with a different film each time. I’m defining “pocket camera” as simply that, a camera that will fit in your pocket regardless of type. With 3 ratings, Excellent for a camera that would fit easily into any small pocket. “Good” for slightly larger cameras that probably won't fit in a small trouser pocket but would fit into a shirt or jacket pocket. Finally “Fair” for cameras that would need a coat pocket & can barely be defined as pocket cameras but were marketed that way when they were released. 

For July I shot a Minolta AFZ. (Minolta Freedom III in the US) This was one of Minolta's higher end auto focus compact cameras released in 1986.The camera has a very sharp fast lens as well as fast and normally accurate auto focusing. Though it’s pretty much all plastic it doesn’t feel cheap. One negative true of many cameras from this era is that the auto flash cannot be turned off.