A new standard in consumerphotography developed by Kodak and four other System Developing Companies - Canon,Fuji, Minolta and Nikon - based on a new film format and innovative film, cameraand photofinishing technologies. Generally, APS cameras are more compact in size,weight and enbodied most of the latest and most advance technologies available. Thereare options in various sizes of print out and it will even provide a thumbnail prints(Contact sheet) for you to select or preview prior to actual printing. There havea different series of lenses and some of the 35mm format AF lenses can even be shared(With limitation or effective focal length will increased). You can say, it is adifferent system camera all together. So much for the brighter side, but there are drawbacks as well and it is not that economical as I originally thought itsupposed to be.mirglossary
A camera system brought forth in 1996 as a new foolproof photography system for weekend snapshooters and people who had not yet ventured into photography. It introduced a new film size (requiring new camera designs to use it) and a new means of photofinishing.
The Advanced Movie Mode allows you to film slow-motion or HD movies in PSAM modes on select Nikon 1 cameras including the V2.
Breakthrough camera and film technology that has created a new generation of point-and-shoots, APS offers a choice of three print formats, improved photofinishing, and significant storage and reprinting conveniences.
A new film format developed and introduced by Minolta, Nikon, Fuji, Kodak and Canon back in 1996.The system was developed to make it easier to load into cameras and offers many processing benefits. For more information, see APS