Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera




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Marketed April 1984
Original Price 47,000 yen, 2,000 yen (case),
7,000 yen (Speedlite MC-S)

“MC” stands for Micro Compact. This super small camera is a high-quality precision model with respect to its specifications, features, and external finish. Developed for the quality-conscious market, this fully automatic camera uses a near-infrared beam to autofocus.

To maintain compactness, the flash (Guide No. 11 at ISO 100 in m) was a side-attaching external unit (Speedlite MC-S). The camera accepts ISO 1000 film, a desirable feature for a fully automatic 35mm compact camera.

MC QD was a Canon MC with a date imprinting feature.

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 35mm f/2.8 (4 elements in 4 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic 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. 0.46x magnification,
EE SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 6 – 17 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 64 – 1000.
Power Source Two 1.5 V size-AAA batteries
Film Loading &
After opening camera back, align film leader at mark then close the camera back for auto loading. Film advance is automatic with the built-in motor. Film advance speed of 1 fps.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened. Counts down during rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Direct attachment with locking feature. Guide No. 11 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires at full output at all times. Powered separately by two 1.5 V size-AAA batteries.
Dimensions &
106 x 65 x 42 mm, 255 g (with batteries)
137 x 65 x 42 mm, 330 g (with MC-S and batteries)