As small and as light as possible and yet fully integrated into the modular ALPA 12 platform. All lenses of the exceptionally wide palette from 24 to 250 mm focal length, all digital backs and all roll-film backs up to 6x9 which can be used with the ALPA 12 WA, the ALPA 12 SWA and the ALPA 12 XY can also be fitted without limits to the ALPA 12 TC (Travel Compact).
The ALPA 12 TC is used hand-held with the exceptionally bright 120 degree ALPA viewfinder then focusing is done by simple estimation of the right distance. Used in this way, the ALPA 12 TC is primarily a wide-angle camera for lenses with focal lengths of 24 to approx. 75 mm, max. 80 mm.