Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy J (Jack)



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed March 1994
Original Price 53,800 yen (w/case and remote control)

This is a high-quality, fully automatic zoom compact camera second only to the Autoboy S (Super).

Except for the 38-85mm f/3.8-8 lens (8 elements in 7 groups), the camera specifications are the same as the Autoboy S. The red-eye reduction lamp can also be disabled.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera with zoom lens
Picture Size 24×36 mm, panorama (13x36mm) enabled (Japanese version only)
AF System 3-point Smart Autofocus with near-infrared beam. Center focusing point set automatically in macro and real-time modes. AF range: 0.6 m – infinity. AF distance in close-up mode: 0.45 m (fixed). Prefocus enabled. Close-up warning provided.
Lens 38-85mm f/3.8-8 (8 elements in 7 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 9.5 (f/3.8 at 1/45 sec.) – EV 17 (f/21 at 1/300 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 12.7 (f/8 at 1/125 sec.) – EV 17 (f/25 at 1/200 sec.) at 85mm. 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/8 at 2 sec.) – EV 17 (f/25 at 1/200 sec.) at 85mm. Built-in electronic self-timer.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder. 0.38x – 1.82x magnification and 84% coverage. Within the image area are the AF frames (for normal and close-up distances), close-up frame, panorama frame, green OK-to-Shoot LED (lights when focus is achieved; blinks for close-up warning, out-of-range macro warning, camera-shake warning, and red-eye reduction lamp ON; 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 – 11.5 (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 selectable captions in four languages can be imprinted with 7-bit LED.
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: 2 fps (real-time mode) and single frame advance.
Frame Counter Two-digit counter with 7-segment LCD.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
128 x 70 x 64 mm, 310 g (with batteries)