Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed September 1991
Original Price For export only (no Japanese market price)

This camera features TTL shutter speed-priority AE, TTL aperture-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, and TTL metered manual. Although it was compatible with EF lenses, it was a manual-focus camera sold only outside Japan.

The fixed, pentaprism viewfinder has a magnification of 0.75x (50mm at infinity) and 90% coverage. The matte focusing screen has a combination rangefinder. The 7-segment LCD within the image area displays numerals and text for the shutter speed, aperture setting, incorrect exposures, exposure level, film speed, AE lock, and flash ready.

Three-zone evaluative metering. partial metering at center, and center-weighted averaging metering are also provided.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens EF 50mm f/1.8
Lens Mount EF mount
Shutter Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 2 sec. – 1/1000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.75x magnification and 90% coverage. Microprism/split-image combination rangefinder with New Laser Matte screen.
Seven-segment LED displays numeric values and text. Shutter speed, aperture setting, incorrect exposure warning, exposure level, film speed, AE lock, flash ready, and other indications.
Metering &
Exposure Control
Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (3-zone evaluative, 9.5% partial at center, center-weighted averaging) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, and metered manual. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 6 to 6400 (settable manually in 1/3-stop increments).
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 fps.
Film Rewind After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically.
Dimensions &
148 x 97 x 68 mm, 390 g