Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

FP

FP

FP

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Marketed Oct 1964
Original Price 37,800 yen (w/FL50mm f/1.8)

This was an FX without the built-in exposure meter. For pro users who did not want or need the exposure meter. An external CdS exposure meter having the same specs as the FX’s built-in meter was offered as an option.

*Both the FX and FP also had black versions.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter single-lens reflex camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon FL 50mm f/1.8
Lens Mount FL mount
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. Single-axis non-rotating dial for X, B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, and 1/1000 sec. Equipped with built-in self-timer. (No shutter button lock.)
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.9x magnification (FL 50mm), 90% vertical coverage, 93% horizontal coverage. Split-image rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Mirror lockup provided.
Built-in
Exposure Meter
None (An external FP meter having the same specifications as the FX’s built-in meter was made available.)
Film Loading &
Advance
After opening camera back, insertion onto spool. Advances with camera-top lever. (160 single or partial strokes with extra 20 stroke)
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Collapsible crank
Dimensions &
Weight
141 x 90 x 83 mm, 940 g (with 50mm f/1.8)
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