Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy Tele/Tele QD



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Marketed October 1986
Original Price 51,300 yen, 2,500 yen (case)

This is a fully automatic 35mm compact camera with two focal lengths: 40mm f/2.8 (4 elements in 3 groups) and 70mm f/4.9 (7 elements in 6 groups).

Switching between the two focal lengths is automatic. The viewfinder magnification also changes at the same time: 0.45x for 40mm and 0.72x for 70mm. The camera has only two focal lengths. It does not have a zoom lens. The camera also has a built-in soft-focus filter. It also came with a multi-image adapter for special effects. It was a camera for fun.

Autoboy Tele QD is a Canon Autoboy Tele with a date imprinting feature on the camera back.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera with two built-in focal lengths
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
AF System Triangulation system with near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled.
Lens 40mm f/2.8 (4 elements in 3 groups) and 70mm f/4.9 (7 elements in 6 groups). Built-in soft filter. Auto switching between the two focal lengths.
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. EV 6 – 18 (at ISO 100). For 40mm: f/2.8 at 1/8 sec. – f/22 at 1/500 sec. For 70mm: f/4.9 at 1/3 sec. – f/27 at 1/350 sec. Built-in electronic self-timer. Multiple exposures enabled.
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. 0.45x magnification at the 40mm focal length and 0.72x at 70mm. Within the image area are the AF frame, in-focus lamp and near-distance warning lamp, combination flash-ready and camera-shake warning mark, and parallax correction marks.
EE SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 6 – 18 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 50 – 1600 (with DX code). Exposure compensation +2 EV.
Built-in Flash Guide No. 10.5 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light conditions.
Power Source One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
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.
Frame Counter Seven-segment LCD on camera top. Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened. Counts down during rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
134 x 79 x 62 mm, 400 g (with batteries)