I recently acquired a couple of these Kodak VR35 K12 automatic 35mm cameras. I read about them online a while back and thought they sounded interesting. From what I researched, the VR line of cameras was Kodak's re-entry into the 35mm market after taking a break for about 17 years. They partnered with Chinon in Japan where most of the cameras were manufactured, but some were made in the US. My particular one says made in USA on the bottom. While they probably won't win any contests in the looks department, they had some pretty advanced features at the time for a compact 35mm camera. The K12 model that I have was released in 1986 and had a list price of $199. It had automatic film loading, motorized film advance, auto rewind, as well as auto focus, automatically setting the film speed and auto flash. The K12 model came with an f/2.8 Ektar lens that is pretty sharp for this type of camera. One very interesting feature I thought was the power source that came supplied with the camera, which was a 9 volt lithium power pack that Kodak manufactured themselves and was reported to be good for 100 (24 exposure) rolls of film. A regular 9 volt alkaline battery could also be used, but didn't last as long. The camera and the battery both had a 3 year warranty. While it's considered a compact camera, its on the larger size, but it does have a neat cover that flips down over the lens. This cover, when flipped up serves as the flash and also turns on the power. Flipping it closed turns the camera off. Raising the flash up above the lens was reported to almost eliminate red eye that a lot of other cameras still suffered from at that point in time. The K12 has reasonably quick auto focus, especially with outdoor shots and even displays distance symbols in the viewfinder, based on focus performed by its infrared sensor. It even has a nifty self timer and tripod socket on the bottom. I think its a pretty neat camera and I have provided a few pictures below that were shot on Kodak Gold 200.