Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy A (Ace)



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed September 1992
Original Price 45,000 yen (w/case and remote control)

Fully-automatic zoom compact camera which can switch between normal and panorama modes(Japanese version only) with the flip of a lever.

Autofocusing features 3-point Smart Autofocus with high-performance AI-AF and 161 focusing steps. The high-performance 38-76mm f/3.8-7.2 lens gives a 2x zoom ratio. For macro shots, you can get as close as 0.45 m.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera with zoom lens
Picture Size 24×36 mm, panorama enabled (Japanese version only)
AF System 3-point Smart Autofocus with near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled. One focusing point (at center). 0.6 m to infinity. Macro down to 0.45 m.
Lens 38-76mm f/3.8-7.2 (7 elements in 7 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 9.25 (f/3.8 at 1/45 sec.) – EV 17 (f/21 at 1/300 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 12.3 (f/7.2 at 1/125 sec.) – EV 17 (f/25 at 1/200 sec.) at 76mm. In slow-speed sync and flash-off mode: EV 3 (f/3.8 at 2 sec.) – EV 17 (f/21 at 1/300 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 5 (f/7.2 at 2 sec.) – EV 17 (f/25 at 1/200 sec.) at 76mm. Built-in electronic self-timer.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder. Zoom button provided. 0.43x – 0.75x magnification and 84% coverage. Within the image area are the AF frames (for normal and close-up distances), parallax correction frame, panorama frame, OK-to-Shoot green LED (lights when focus is achieved; blinks for close-up warning, out-of-range macro warning, camera-shake warning, red-eye reduction lamp ON, and two blinks twice per sec. for single-point focusing; and turns off during flash recycling).
EE Composite SPC for full-auto program EE with 3-zone metering. Metering range of EV 3 – 17. Film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Variable coverage to suit zooming focal length. Guide No. 8.5 – 11 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. Red-eye reduction lamp provided.
Year, month, day; day, hour, minute; and 5 selectable captions (in four languages) can be imprinted with LED dot element.
Power Source Two 3 V CR123A lithium batteries
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: 1 fps.
Frame Counter Two-digit counter with 7-segment LCD.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
128 x 69 x 56 mm, 310 g (with batteries)