Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy Prisma



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed October 1988
Original Price 38,500 yen (w/case)

This fully automatic autofocus camera has a normal viewfinder and a low-angle viewfinder. The active AF system uses a near-infrared beam. Prefocus is enabled. For exposure control, program EE is controlled electronically.

This was the world’s first camera with wireless remote control (using infrared beam). The remote controller can be detached from the camera and you can use it to photograph yourself.

Since the low-angle viewfinder uses a roof prism, the camera was named “Prisma.”

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/3.5 (3 elements in 3 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. EV 9.5 (f/3.5 at 1/40 sec.) – EV 17 (f/32 at 1/125 sec.) Built-in electronic self-timer. Built-in wireless remote control (using infrared beam for 2-sec. delay).
Viewfinder Eye-level finder: Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. 0.45x magnification and 85% coverage. Within the image area are the AF frame. Waist lever finder: Low-angle viewfinder with roof prism. 0.8x magnification. Close-up warning lamp on eyepiece.
EE SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 9 – 17 (at ISO 100). Film speed range: ISO 50 – 1600 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 9 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light conditions. Electronically-controlled automatic flash.
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. Automatic film advance with built-in motor. Film advance speed of 0.6 sec. per frame.
Frame Counter Counts up during film advance. Counts down during film rewind. Frame count displayed for 4 frames at a time.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor.
Dimensions &
139 x 76 x 50 mm, 335 g (with battery)