Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

AF35ML (Autoboy Super)/AF35ML Quartz Date

Super Sure Shot


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Marketed July 1981
Original Price 47,800 yen, 2,000 yen (case)

This fully automatic camera’s AF system uses a linear CCD array for triangulation.

Nicknamed “Autoboy Super,” the camera has a fast 40mm f/1.9 (5 elements in 5 groups) lens. The electronic shutter was made by Canon and program-controlled.

The reverse Galilean viewfinder features projected frame lines with automatic parallax correction. An LED lights when focus is achieved. Pictographs for near-, medium-, and far-distance subjects are also provided.

An electronic beeper sounds for camera-shake warning, self-timer operation, and end-of-film alert. The beeper tone is different for each type of audio alert.

AF35ML Quartz Date (released in September 1983) was a Canon AF35ML with a date imprinting feature on the camera back. It also cost 5,000 yen more.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
AF System Triangulation system with CCD (charged-couple device), focus lock enabled.
Lens 40mm f/1.9 (5 elements in 5 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter. EV 4 (f/1.9 at 1/4 sec.) – 17 (f/18 at 1/400 sec.). Built-in electronic self-timer.
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. Within the image area are the AF frame, zone focusing marks for near, medium, and far distances (in-focus LED lights), and parallax correction marks. 0.5x magnification.
EE SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 4 – 17 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 25 – 400.
Built-in Flash Guide No. 11 (at ISO 100 in meters). Manual pop-up.
Power Source Two 1.5 V size-AA batteries (for AF, film transport, built-in flash, and beeper). Battery check provided.
Beeper Beeper alerts for camera shake (slow shutter speeds), self-timer operation, film end, etc. Beeper sound varies according to the type of alert.
Film Loading &
After opening camera back, align film leader at mark then advance to first frame automatically by pressing the shutter button. Continuous shooting at 1 fps enabled. Film transport confirmation provided.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened. Counts down during film rewind.
Film Rewind Power rewind with R button and rewind switch.
Dimensions &
122 x 73 x 55 mm, 440 g (with batteries)