Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy D5



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Marketed April 1994
Original Price 42,000 yen (w/case)

The world’s smallest and lightest land-based and underwater camera when it was launched. Fully automatic, the camera can be used on land where 3-point Smart Autofocus is effective for distances as close as 0.45 m. Underwater, focusing is good from 1 m to 3 m. In the macro mode, you can focus from 0.45 m to 1 m.

The large Albada viewfinder has a long eye relief, making it easy to view even with a underwater face mask or ski goggles.

The camera bottom has a switch for the normal and panorama modes switchable at anytime. The 32mm f/3.5 lens has 6 elements in 6 groups.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter, AF waterproof (down to 5 m) camera
Picture Size 24×36 mm, panorama (13x36mm) enabled
Focusing Above water: 3-point Smart Autofocus with near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled.Underwater: None. Fixed focus (Macro: 0.45 m – 1 m)
Lens 32mm f/3.5 (6 elements in 6 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 9.5 (f/3.5 at 1/60 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/250 sec.). In flash-off mode: EV 3 (f/3.5 at 2 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/250 sec.). Built-in electronic self-timer.
Viewfinder Albada reversed Galilean viewfinder. 0.42x magnification and 84% coverage. 33mm eye relief. Within the image area are the AF frame, close-up frame, panorama frame, green OK-to-Shoot LED (lights when focus is achieved; blinks for close-up warning, camera-shake warning, and red-eye reduction lamp ON; and turns off during flash recycling).
EE a-Si cell for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 3 – 17. Film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 7.5 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. Red-eye reduction lamp provided.
Year, month, day (variable order) imprinted with 7-segment transparent LCD.
Power Source One 3 V CR123A lithium batteries
Film Loading &
After opening camera back, align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for auto loading. Auto film advance with built-in motor. Film advance speed: 1 fps.
Frame Counter Counts up during film advance. Counts down during film rewind.
Film Rewind Automatic with built-in motor. No midroll rewind.
Dimensions &
133 x 88 x 56 mm, 385 g (with battery)