Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

New Autoboy/New Autoboy panorama


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Marketed September 1989
Original Price 35,000 yen, 1,800 yen (w/case)

This fully automatic AF zoom compact camera can imprint the year, month, and day as well as one of five messages such as “Thank you.”

The AF system uses the 3-point Smart Autofocus with a near-infrared beam. It enables focus to be achieved even with a subject near the edge of the picture area.

The 38-60mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom lens has 6 elements in 6 groups and power zooming. The full auto program mode uses 3-zone metering with a composite SPC.

New Autoboy panorama (released in September 1991) is the panorama model of the New Autoboy that was marketed in September 1989. The viewfinder shows a panorama frame and an adapter converts the picture area into the panorama format.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera with zoom lens
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
AF System 3-point Smart Autofocus with near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled.
Lens 38-60mm f/3.8-7.2 (7 elements in 7 groups). Zoom button provided.
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 9.25 (f/3.8 at 1/40 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/300 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 11 (f/5.6 at 1/60 sec.) at 60mm. In flash-off mode: EV 2.85 (f/3.8 at 2 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/300 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 4 (f/5.6 at 2 sec.) – EV 18.4 (f/34 at 1/300 sec.) at 60mm. Built-in electronic self-timer.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder with frames. 0.4x – 0.64x magnification and 84% coverage. Within the image area are the AF frame and parallax correction marks.
EE Composite SPC for full-auto program EE with 3-zone metering. Metering range of EV 2.85 – 18.5 (ISO 100). Automatic exposure compensation of EV +2 for backlit subjects. Film speed range: ISO 50 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 11 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light and backlit conditions.
Year, month, day; day, hour, minute; and 5 captions for imprinting.
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 0.5 sec. per frame.
Frame Counter Seven-segment LCD on camera top. Counts up during film advance. Counts down during film rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
148 x 77 x 56 mm, 415 g (with battery)