Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy S (Super)



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed September 1993
Original Price 65,000 yen (w/case and remote control)

Top-of-the-line autofocus zoom compact camera. It has a luxury feel with an aluminum front cover. The exterior sports a two-tone color. The picture format can be switched between normal and panorama. (Japanese version only) In the panorama mode, the top and bottom portions of the image area are completely masked in the viewfinder.

The lens has 10 elements in 9 groups. Two lens surfaces are aspherical so that the 38-115mm f/3.6-8.5 lens can obtain high image quality. A top shutter speed of 1/1200 is also provided. Real-time release helps you capture that decisive moment. The Best Shot Dial on the camera back is for setting the picture-taking mode best suited for the particular subject. With such high-end features, this camera is quite unlike conventional zoom compacts.

Type Fully automatic 35mm autofocus Lens-Shutter camera with built-in zoom lens and flash
Picture Size 24×36 mm, panorama (13x36mm) 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 from 0.4 m to infinity.
Lens 38-115mm f/3.6-8.5 (10 elements in 9 groups, including 1 aspherical element), Zoom button provided. Markings for 38mm, 70mm, 90mm, and 115mm focal lengths provided.
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 9 (f/3.8 at 1/40 sec.) – EV 18 (f/15 at 1/1200 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 13 (f/8.8 at 1/110 sec.) – EV 21 (f/36 at 1/1200 sec.) at 115mm. In slow-speed sync and flash-off mode: EV 3 (f/3.8 at 2 sec.) – EV 18 (f/15 at 1/1200 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 5.5 (f/8.5 at 2 sec.) – EV 21 (f/36 at 1/1200 sec.) at 115mm. In night mode: EV 2 (f/3.8 at 4 sec.) – EV 18 (f/15 at 1/1200 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 4.5 (f/8.5 at 4 sec.) – EV 21 (f/36 at 1/1200 sec.) at 115mm. Real-time release provided.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder. 0.47x – 1.22x 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, and blinks twice per sec. for single-point focusing; and turns off during flash recycling).

* Panorama mode display appears on camera back LCD panel.

EE Composite SPC for full-auto program EE with 3-zone metering. Metering range of EV 2 – 21. Film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 14 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. Red-eye reduction lamp provided.
Autodate Feature Year, month, day; day, hour, minute; and 5 selectable captions (in four languages) can be imprinted with LED dot element for imprinting.
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. Silent mode provided.
Frame Counter Two-digit counter with 7-segment LCD.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
130 x 70 x 60 mm, 350 g