Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy SE



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed March 1995
Original Price 39,000 yen (w/case)

This is the world’s first camera using solar energy for all its power requirements.
The front cover is covered with high-performance solar cells. Battery replacement is unnecessary. An energy-saving, fully automatic compact camera.

The amorphous solar battery (primary power source) and a lithium ion battery (secondary power source) work in tandem. The sun supplies all the power required by the AF system, electromagnetic programmed shutter, built-in flash, and film transport. An ecological camera with a futuristic development concept.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera
Picture Size 24×36 mm and panorama (13×36 mm) (Japanese version only)
AF System 3-point Smart Autofocus (AF range: 0.45 m – infinity). Close-up warning provided. Prefocus enabled.
Lens 32mm f/3.5 (3 elements in 3 groups). Takes 1 sec. for the camera to be ready after the front cover is opened.
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In flash auto mode: EV 9.5 (f/3.5 at 1/60 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/250 sec.). In flash-on mode: EV 7 (f/3.5 at 1/60 sec.) – EV 17 (f/22 at 1/250 sec.) and EV 3 (f/3.5 at 2 sec.) – EV 7 (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 Direct viewfinder. 0.32x magnification and 84% coverage. Within the image area are the image-area frame, AF frame, close-up frame, and panorama frame. OK-to-Shoot LED (green) lights when focus is achieved. Blinks slowly for close-up warning and blinks quickly for camera-shake warning. Turns off during flash recycling.
EE a-Si cell for program EE. AE lock enabled. Metering range of EV 3 – 17. Film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 6.8 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light conditions. Slow-speed sync enabled. Red-eye reduction lamp provided.
Year, month, day; day, hour, minute.
Power Source Tandem amorphous solar cell. Secondary power with lithium ion 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.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
124 x 67 x 46 mm, 260 g (with battery)