Film Cameras

Autoboy Luna


  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed October 1994
Original Price 52,000 yen (w/case)

The name “Luna” comes from the lens cover which is moon-shaped.

To make the panorama mode more effective(Japanese version only), a wide-angle 28-70mm f/5.6-7.8 zoom lens was used for this fully automatic autofocus compact camera.The 3-point Smart Autofocus system features high-precision Ai-AF which adjusts the near-infrared beam angle to suit the current focal length. The viewfinder employs a transparent LCD which lets you see where focus is achieved. The LCD also clearly displays the panorama frame and close-up frame when necessary.The Best Shot Dial, highly evaluated on the Autoboy S, is also retained on the camera back.

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 infrared beam angle corresponding to lens focal length. Prefocus enabled. Close-up warning provided. Center focusing point set automatically for close-up and real-time modes. 0.6 m – infinity (normal mode), 0.45 m – infinity (close-up mode).
Lens 28-70mm f/5.6-7.8 (8 elements in 7 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 9 (f/5.6 at 1/30 sec.) – EV 17.5 (f/16 at 1/590 sec.) at 28mm, and EV 12 (f/7.8 at 1/60 sec.) – EV 20 (f/32 at 1/590 sec.) at 70mm. In slow-speed sync and flash-off mode: EV 4 (f/5.6 at 2 sec.) – EV 17.5 (f/16 at 1/590 sec.) at 28mm, and EV 5 (f/7.8 at 2 sec.) – EV 20 (f/32 at 1/590 sec.) at 70mm. In night mode, max. 2 sec. Built-in electronic self-timer.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder. 0.28x – 0.7x magnification and 84% coverage. Within the image area (on liquid crystal) are the AF frame (AI-AF frame, spot AF frame), focusing point, image-area frame, close-up frame, Best Shot indicator, and panorama frame. Outside the image area are the 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 Composite SPC for full-auto program EE with 3-zone metering. Metering range of EV 4 – 17.5 at 28mm, and EV 5 – 20 at 70mm. Film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code).
Six modes with the Best Shot Dial: Full Auto, action, night, close-up, portrait, and spot.
Built-in Flash Retractable flash. Guide No. 11 (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 25 selectable captions (in Japanese, English, German, and French) can be imprinted. Imprinting also possible in panorama format.
Power Source One 3 V CR123A lithium battery
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. Continuous shooting enabled with Action mode.
Frame Counter Displayed on LCD.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Remote Control Button on mini remote control with infrared beam enables camera operation up to 5 m.
Dimensions &
123 x 64 x 44 mm, 275 g (with battery)