Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy 2/2 QD

(New) Sure Shot/(New) Sure Shot QD


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Marketed April 1983
Original Price 42,800 yen, 2,000 yen (case)

Improved version of the original Autoboy. It has a 38mm f/2.8 lens (4 elements in 4 groups) and a triangulation system using a near-infrared beam for autofocusing. Prefocus was achieved by pressing the shutter button halfway.

To load film, you just position the film leader at the specified mark and press the shutter button to advance to the first frame. Film advance was automatic. To rewind film, hold down the lock release button and slide the rewind switch. Exposures are controlled electronically with a program. The external design is timeless and orthodox.

Autoboy 2 QD (released in April 1983) was a Canon Autoboy 2 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 near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled.
Lens 38mm f/2.8 (4 elements in 4 groups)
Shutter Electronically-controlled programmed shutter and aperture. EV 6 (f/2.8 at 1/8 sec.) – 17 (f/16 at 1/500 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, parallax correction marks, and battery check and camera-shake warning. 0.45x magnification.
EE SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 6 – 17 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 25 – 400.
Built-in Flash Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100 in meters). When camera-shake warning lamp lights, pull out the flash switch to pop-up the flash which then starts charging automatically.
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 rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with the lock release button and rewind switch.
Dimensions &
125 x 76 x 46 mm, 300 g