Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy BF80



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed August 1995
Original Price 24,800 yen (w/case)

Fully automatic autofocus camera with a button to instantly switch between the 38mm focal length (for snapshots and landscapes) and 80mm focal length (for portraits).

The direct zoom viewfinder gives a clear image area. Camera operation is simple with a mode dial on the camera back. With Ai-AF autofocusing, the camera focuses at three points in the image area and then selects the main subject to be focused.

The camera is easy to hold and has a black finish with a luxury feel.

Type Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera with two focal lengths
Picture Size 24×36 mm and panorama (13×36 mm) (Japanese version only)
AF System 3-point Smart Autofocus. Close-up warning provided. 0.6 m – infinity. Prefocus enabled.
Lens 38mm f/3.7 (3 elements in 3 groups), 80mm f/7.3 (6 elements in 6 groups)
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. In auto mode and flash-on mode: EV 9 (f/3.7 at 1/38 sec.) – EV 17 (f/16 at 1/500 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 12 (f/7.3 at 1/80 sec.) – EV 17 (f/18 at 1/400 sec.) at 80mm. In flash-off mode: EV 3.4 (f/3.7 at 1 sec.) – EV 17 (f/18 at 1/400 sec.) at 38mm, and EV 5.7 (f/7.3 at 1/80 sec.) – EV 17 (f/18 at 1/400 sec.) at 80mm.
Viewfinder Direct zoom viewfinder. 0.4x – 0.85x 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 for close-up warning and camera-shake warning, and turns off during flash recycling.
EE SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 3.4 – EV 17. Film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code).
Built-in Flash Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 9.7 (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. 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.
Frame Counter Two-digit display with 7-segment LCD.
Film Rewind Automatic rewind with built-in motor. Midroll rewind enabled.
Dimensions &
128 x 70 x 57 mm, 235 g (without battery)