Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera




  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed July 1985
Original Price 30,000 yen, 1,800 yen (case)

Fully automatic 35mm camera using a near-infrared beam for autofocusing. Manual focusing of close-up subjects as near as 45 cm is also possible. The viewfinder displays information such as parallax correction marks for close-ups.
The exposure and aperture are controlled electronically with a program. There is no self-timer. The camera came in two colors: Black and red.

Autoboy LITE QD is a Canon Autoboy Light with a date imprinting feature on the camera back

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
AF System Triangulation system with near-infrared beam (manual focus enabled for 0.45 m)
Lens 35mm f/3.5 (3 elements in 3 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. EV 9 (f/3.5 at 1/40 sec.) – 15 (f/11 at 1/250 sec.). No self-timer.
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. Within the image area are the AF frame, parallax correction marks, battery check and camera-shake warning, in-focus indicator and near distance warning. 0.45x magnification.
EE SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 9 – 15 (at ISO 100). Film speeds ISO 100 and 400 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Guide No. 9 (at ISO 100 in meters). Mechanical automatic flash.
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 built-in motor.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor.
Dimensions &
123 x 68 x 45 mm, 250 g (with batteries)