Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera




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Marketed March 1990
Original Price 84,000 yen (w/Power Zoom EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6),
58,000 yen (body)

The camera’s mode dial has two faces: One face shows icons for eight Programmed Image Control modes while the other face functions as an Intelligent dial to set shutter speed-priority AE, program AE, and bulb. The dial can be detached and flipped over for reattachment to the camera. For the normal lens, the Power Zoom EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 was available.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Power Zoom EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6, others
Lens Mount EF mount
AF System TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF and predictive AI Servo AF. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1 – 18. AF mode switches automatically.
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 2 sec. – 1/2000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/125 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.8x magnification and 92% coverage.
AF mark, in-focus indicator, AE mark.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (6-zone evaluative). With the Main Dial’s top face, the following modes can be set: Intelligent program AE, standard program AE, depth-of-field AE, and 8 Programmed Image Control modes. With the reversible Main Dial’s bottom face, the following modes can be set: Shutter speed-priority AE and standard program AE, and bulb. The Main Dial’s top/bottom face can be reversed by loosening the screw at its center. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 0 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 25 to 3200 (with DX-coded films only).
Built-in Flash Located on pentaprism hump. Auto retractable head. TTL autoflash control (fires automatically in backlight and low-light conditions) with off-the-film metering. Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100 in m).
Power Source One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Film Loading &
Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. First, the entire roll is wound on the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the film advances back into the cartridge. Film transport with the built-in motor. Film advance speed: 1.2 fps except in depth-of-field AE mode when it is 1 fps.
Film Rewind After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically.
Dimensions &
149 x 102 x 71 mm, 615 g