The Yashica T4 Super (also known as the T5 and Kyocera T Proof) is a weatherproof 35mm compact camera from Kyocera with a high-quality lens and a viewing window (waist-level finder) on the top of the body, in addition to an eye-level finder. It was available in silver, gold, and black finishes.
The Yashica T4 Super is one of the last models of the T* series of compact cameras made by Kyocera (who owned Yashica at the time) in partnership with renowned German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss AG. All cameras in this series used high-quality Carl Zeiss Tessar lenses with the legendary T* coating which meant superb image quality in a small package. The Yashica T4 and its variants were also sold as the Yashica T5 and the Kyocera T Proof.
The T4 Super has an automatically controlled Carl Zeiss Tessar 35mm f/3.5 T* lens which is protected by a dark translucent cover that slides back when the camera is turned on via the switch above the grip. The T4 Super D boasts both automatic exposure and focus, a shutter speed range of 1 to 1/700 seconds, compatibility with ISO 50 to 3200 film.
One of the most interesting features of the T4 Super is a waist-level viewfinder dubbed the “Super Scope.” The finder is located next to the LCD display on the top plate between the shutter button and the flash and time buttons and allows photographers to shoot from the hip without doing it blindly. This camera is also weatherproof which is a very nice touch.