Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera




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Marketed March 1992
Original Price 65,000 yen (w/case, remote control, and close-up unit)

Sporting a 38-135mm f/3.2-8 lens, this is a high-end model in the Autoboy Jet series.

In the real-time mode, the shutter release time lag (the time it takes for the shutter to release after the shutter button is pressed) is only 0.018 sec. This fully automatic autofocus camera features high-performance specs with four picture-taking modes and the fixed-magnification mode which keeps the subject size constant in the viewfinder.

You can also imprint a caption in one of four languages, use the wireless remote controller(CAPTION model only) to trip the shutter from any direction, and use either the eye-level or low-angle viewfinder.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera with zoom lens
Picture Size 24×36 mm and panorama (Japanese version only)
AF System 3-point Smart Autofocus (using 5-beam IRED) with near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled. Close-up warning provided. One focusing point (at center). 0.8 m – infinity and infinity-only modes provided. Fixed magnification mode: Zooms automatically to 1/55 of image size.
Lens 38-135mm f/3.2-8 (10 elements in 9 groups). Power zoom lever provided.
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 10 (f/3.2 at 1/100 sec.) – EV 16 (f/13.2 at 1/350 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 12.6 (f/8 at 1/100 sec.) – EV 18.6 (f/34 at 1/350 sec.) at 135mm. In slow-speed sync mode and flash-off mode: EV 2.35 (f/3.2 at 2 sec.) – EV 16 (f/13.2 at 1/350 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 5 (f/8 at 2 sec.) – EV 18.6 (f/34 at 1/350 sec.) at 135mm. Built-in electronic self-timer. Remote-control switch is provided for CAPTION mode only.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder. Switchable between eye-level finder and direct low-angle zoom finder. Eye-level finder magnification: 0.35x – 1.14x. Low-angle finder magnification: 0.21x – 0.68x. Dioptric correction lever provided for dioptric correction from -2 to 0 diopters. 84% coverage. Within the image area are the AF frame, parallax correction marks, AF lamp (green LED), and AE lamp (red LED).
EE Composite SPC for full-auto program EE with 3-zone metering. Metering range of EV 2.35 – 18.6 (ISO 100). Film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Built-in flash in cap. Guide No. 14 – 30 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. Red-eye reduction lamp provided.
Year, month, day (variable order). Kanji character imprinting enabled. Day, hour, minute and 6 selectable captions (in four languages) can be imprinted with 7-dot LED for imprinting. The English caption can be freely rewritten in English.(CAPTION model only)
Power Source One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
Film Loading &
After opening camera back, drop-in film loading. Then close the camera back for auto loading. Automatic film advance with built-in motor. Film advance speed: 1 fps.
Frame Counter Two-digit display with 7-segment LCD.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
100 x 74 x 170 mm, 700 g (with battery)