Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera

Autoboy SII XL

SURE SHOT Z135 Caption

PRIMA SUPER 135N/Caption

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed July 1999
Original Price 52,000 yen

Autoboy S II XL/SURE SHOT Z135/PRIMA SUPER 135N is the same as the highly rated Autoboy S II/SURE SHOT Z135/PRIMA SUPER 135 marketed in March 1996, except exterior color. It is “White Gold” like IXY G while Autoboy S II is “Craige Titan”. Fully automatic autofocus camera with 38 – 135mm (3.6x zoom ratio) zoom lens using an aspherical lens element to obtain high image quality. The built-in, retractable flash pops up automatically when the camera is turned on. The power zoom uses a see-saw lever to prevent misoperation. Other features include automatic exposure compensation and manual exposure compensation up to +/-1.5 stops. One of seven shooting modes can be set with the Best Shot Dial. And besides the date, one of five messages can be imprinted in one of five languages.

Type Fully automatic 35mm autofocus Lens-Shutter camera with built-in 3.6x zoom lens
Picture Size 24x36mm, panorama (13x36mm) enabled (Japanese version only)
AF System 3-point AIAF auto-focusing system (Smart Autofocus). AF working range: 0.6m – infinity in normal mode. 0.4m – infinity in close-up mode (focal length is fixed at 94mm). Prefocus enabled. Too-close warning.
Lens 38-135mm f/3.6-8.9 (10 elements in 9 groups). One glass-molded (GMo) aspherical lens element.
Shutter Electromagnetic programmed shutter/aperture.
Exposure control range:
Auto/Flash ON mode:
  EV 9.6 (1/60, f/3.6) – EV 18 (1/1200, f/15) at 38mm
  EV 14 (1/200, f/8.9) – EV 21 (1/1200, f/36) at 135mm
Flash OFF/Slow-sync mode:
  EV 2.7 (2sec., f/3.6) – EV 18 (1/1200, f/15) at 38mm
  EV 5.3 (2sec., f/8.9) – EV 21 (1/1200, f/36) at 135mm
Night mode:
  EV 1.7 (4sec., f/3.6) – EV 18 (1/1200, f/15) at 38mm
  EV 4.2 (4sec., f/8.9) – EV 21 (1/1200, f/36) at 135mm.
Built-in electronically controlled self-timer.
Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder. 0.46x (at 38mm) – 1.44x (at 135mm) magnification. Coverage 84%. Viewfinder information: Within the image area; picture frame, AF frame, close-up frame, *panorama frame. At the eyepiece: Green LED; lights for AF in-focus, blinks for too-close warning, and off for flash charging. Orange LED: lights for flash ready, blinks for camera-shake warning, and off for flash charging or ready for shooting.

(*:Japanese version only)

SPC (Silicon Photo Cell light receptor element) for full-auto program AE with 3-zone metering. Metering range: EV 1.7 – 21. ISO film speed range: ISO 25 – 3200 (with DX code). Automatic and manual exposure compensation up to +/- 1.5 stops.
Built-in Flash Built-in retractable flash. Fires automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. Slow-sync possible. Guide No. 15.3 (at ISO 100/m). Red-eye reduction lamp provided.
Imprint selections:Year, month, day; day, hour, minute; and selectable captions in five languages.
Power Source Two 3V CR123A lithium batteries
Film Loading &
Automatic film loading. Film is automatically advanced to the first frame. Automatic film advance by built-in motor. Film advance speed: 1 fps (normal/action mode) and 0.8 fps (silent mode).
Frame Counter Two-digit, 7-segment indicator on LCD panel.
Film Rewind Automatic film rewind by built-in motor. Midroll rewind.
Dimensions &
133 x 70 x 64.8mm, 345g (without batteries) (Export model: 340 g)