Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
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Marketed April 1990
Original Price For export only (no Japanese market price)

SLR camera with TTL full-aperture aperture-priority AE and TTL manual metering. Compatible with Canon FD lenses.

This camera was developed for the overseas market and it was not sold in Japan. It featured a vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter with metal curtains. Aperture-priority AE was effective for 8 sec. to 1/1000 sec. and X-sync (1/60 sec.). Manual exposure was good for 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. and B. Centerweighted averaging metering. Metering range of EV 1 – 18 at ISO 100.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens FD 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, others
Lens Mount FD mount
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter with metal curtains. Automatic: 8 sec. – 1/1000 sec. X-sync at 1/60 sec. Manual: 1 sec. – 1/1000 sec. and B. Built-in electronic self-timer (with blinking LED).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.86x magnification and 93% coverage. Microprism/split-image combination rangefinder.
16-dot LED displays indicator on/off, Auto, Manual, overexposure, shutter speed scale, LT (longer than 1 sec.), and bulb.
Metering &
Exposure Control
SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (centerweighted averaging) with aperture-priority AE/match-needle manual. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/2: EV 1 – 18. Film speed range: ISO 25 to 1600 (in 1/3-stop increments).
Power Source Two 1.5 V G-13 mercury oxide batteries. Battery check provided.
Film Loading &
Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 135° stroke (partial strokes not enabled). Ready position at 30°. Film advance-completed indicator provided.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Retractable crank
Dimensions &
136 x 86 x 47 mm, 365 g (with batteries)