Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera



  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed March 1975
Original Price For export only (no Japanese price)

This was a stripped-down Canon FTb for the mass market overseas. The fastest shutter speed was only 1/500 sec. The metering pattern was center-weighted averaging instead of 12% partial at the center. The stop-down lever had no locking feature. A PC terminal and hot shoe were provided for flash.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 SC
Lens Mount FD mount
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. Self-timer available.
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.85x magnification and 94% coverage. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Metering match needle, stopped-down metering needle, metering indicator, insufficient flash warning, and overexposure and underexposure warnings provided.
CdS cell for TTL full-aperture, match-needle center-weighted averaging metering or TTL stopped-down match needle center-weighted averaging metering. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.8 lens: EV 3.7 – 17. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 2000.
Power Source One 1.35 V HD mercury cell.
Film Loading &
Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 174 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 21.
Frame Counter Counts up from 0 to 40. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Dimensions &
144 x 93 x 43 mm, 680 g