This is a very compact point and shoot camera, but is classified as a high end, professional grade rangefinder. The Klasse is only sold in Japan and was first released in 2001. Then a few years later they upgraded it to the Klasse S and Klasse W. The latter has a slightly wider lens.
The Klasse has a highly regarded 38mm f/2.6 lens. The camera can be used as a simple point and shoot in P mode, or there is an aperture priority mode with aperture settings ranging from f/2.6 to f/16 in full stop increments. Normally the camera works in auto focus mode but this can also be overridden, allowing the user to set the focus point manually. Other functions include AE bracketing and EV comp, as well as bulb and slow shutter speeds, a shutter timer, and a variety of strobe settings.
It turns out that this camera is virtually identical to the Rollei AFM 35, which was marketed in Europe and the U.S. I’m not sure which was first but other than the brand markings I don’t see any difference between the two.
As far as I can tell Rollei is no longer marketing film cameras, but to their credit Fujifilm is still heavily invested in the film camera market. The Klasse series continues to be popular here in Japan as well as their incredibly cool medium format rangefinders, the GF670 and the GF670W.
Here are some photos from this camera.
I sold this camera along with some others in June of 2012 to finance the purchase of a Fuji GF670.