Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Snappy 50

Snappy 50

Snappy 50

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Marketed July 1982
Original Price 34,800 yen

Based on a new concept, this is a fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter compact camera.

The camera height was reduced by about 30 percent, giving the camera an oblong and unique form.

The camera uses active autofocus with a solid-state near-infrared beam. EE and the aperture are controlled electronically with a program. Metering range is EV 8.6 (f/3.5 at 1/30 sec.) to EV 15 (f/9.5 at 1/350 sec.). The shutter speed is set within a range of 1/20 sec. to 1/500 sec. to suit the film speed.

The built-in flash (Guide No. 11 at ISO 100 in m) must be turned on manually with a switch when the camera-shake warning lamp lights in the viewfinder.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
AF System Triangulation system with near-infrared beam
Lens 35mm f/3.5 (4 elements in 4 groups), quick lens cover provided.
Shutter Electronically-controlled programmed shutter and aperture. EV 8.6 (f/3.5 at 1/30 sec.) – 15 (f/9.5 at 1/350 sec.). Controllable shutter speeds from 1/20 sec. to 1/500 sec.
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder. 0.45x magnification. Battery check and camera-shake warning lamp provided.
EE SPC for fully automatic program EE with two shutter speeds. Metering range of EV 8.6 – 15 (at ISO 100). Film speeds ISO 100 and 400.
Built-in Flash Guide No. 11 (at ISO 100 in meters). When camera-shake warning lamp lights, pull out the flash switch to activate the flash.
Power Source Two 1.5 V size-AA batteries
Film Loading &
After opening camera back, align film leader at mark then advance to frame 1 automatically by pressing the shutter button. Film advance is automatic.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened. Counts down during film rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with the lock release button and rewind switch.
Dimensions &
148 x 58 x 44 mm, 300 g