Braun Motor Candy M2 Focus Free Camera

This is a so-called Focus Free or Toy Camera, a simple plastic camera. It's quite common and obviously robust, as there are still quite some around for second hand sale. I has a flash and motorized film wind.

Braun is a German Company, founded in 1915 for metal and optical goods, which changed its name to Carl Braun Camera-Werke in 1948. They made high quality cameras at good prices such as the famous Paxette series. Their film cameras, especially the Nizo series, gained some fame. They also made millions of projectors for diapositives named Paximat. Camera  production was moved to the Far East as soon as 1965. In the 70s and 80s they did the service for Konica cameras in Germany. When the market for analogue cameras broke down, the company went bust and reappeared as Braun Photo Technik which sells rebranded cameras of all kinds, mainly cheap ones.

The main features of this camera are:

wide angle plastic lens, focus free
Shutter ~ 1/100
Double Exposure Prevention, flash, lens protection slider, motorized film wind
Size 123 x 70 x 45,  Weight 190 gr.
(240 with batteries)

Camera front closed.

Camera open. CdS cell next to the finder. Flash slider above the lens.

Camera back.
Viewer with flash ready lamp. Film type window, not so common on these cameras.

Camera top. Film counter and shutter release.
Rewind switch, rewind is not automatic.

Camera bottom.
Battery compartment. Takes 2 AA batteries.

Film compartment.
These are the ultimate basics of a camera, focus free, single shutter speed and fixed aperture. Point and shoot only. Film wind is not completely automatic when you put a film. So pull the film leader to the end of the compartment, there is a little mark. Close the camera and push the shutter release twice. Now you are ready. It winds automatically between the photos. There is a switch for respooling that has to be held until the film is completely rewound.

If you choose the right film, ISO 400 in general and ISO 200 on very sunny days, you can shoot outside photos that look OK. The rest will be "Lomo" style,
but you can use flash for interior photos.