Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy Zoom Super



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
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Marketed September 1989
Original Price 54,800 yen (w/case)

Fully automatic zoom compact camera using an SPC (silicon photocell) for a triangulation AF system. The near-infrared beam for autofocusing is also used for AF assist in low light. Prefocusing is possible.

The 39-85mm f/3.6-7.3 lens has 9 elements in 8 groups and power zooming. The optical quality is comparable to Canon FD interchangeable lenses. A convenient, fixed-magnification mode is provided.

The direct zoom viewfinder gives a clear image area. The built-in flash’s Guide No. is 11.8 to 14.4 (at ISO 100 in m). It zooms automatically to match the focal length.

A high-end, high-performance compact camera full of features.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera with zoom lens
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
AF System SPC linear-array sensor for SST passive AF using the AF-assist near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled.
Lens 39-85mm f/3.6-7.3 (9 elements in 8 groups). Power zooming with wide and telephoto button. Uniform magnification.
Shutter Electronic programmed aperture and motor-driven shutter. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 7 (f/3.6 at 1/40 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/250 sec.) at 39mm, and EV 12 (f/7.3 at 1/80 sec.) – EV 19 (f/45 at 1/250 sec.) at 85mm. In slow-speed sync mode and flash-off mode: EV 2.5 (f/3.6 at 2 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/250 sec.) at 39mm, and EV 4.5 (f/7.3 at 2 sec.) – EV 19 (f/45 at 1/250 sec.) at 85mm. Built-in electronic self-timer.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder with projected frames. 0.42x – 0.81x magnification and 84% coverage. Within the image area are the AF frame, close-up AF frame, and parallax correction marks.
EE Composite SPC for full-auto program EE with 3-zone metering. Metering range of EV 2.5 – 19 (ISO 100). Automatic exposure compensation of +2 EV (for backlit subjects). Film speed range: ISO 50 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 11.8 – 14.4 (at ISO 100 in meters). Auto zoom head to suit focal length. Fires automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. Slow-speed sync and fill-flash enabled.
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: 2 fps and single frame advance.
Frame Counter Seven-segment LCD on camera top LCD. Counts up during film advance. Counts down during film rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
161 x 150 x 78 mm, 1510 g (with batteries)