Film Cameras

Pocket Instamatic Lens-Shutter Camera

110ED

110ED

110ED

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Marketed March 1975
Original Price 34,000 yen, 1,500 yen (case)

In March 1972, Eastman Kodak announced a new film system called “Pocket Instamatic.” Compared to the Instamatic 126 system’s 13 x 17 mm picture size, the Pocket Instamatic was much smaller.

Cautious about entering this market, Canon concluded that the specifications and features had to be good enough to please users. The 110ED had a 26mm f/2 lens with 5 elements in 4 groups. The large aperture boosted focusing performance with a coincidence rangefinder. For exposure control, there was aperture-priority EE. The camera also had a built-in date imprinting function, making it a high-end model.

Type Pocket instamatic Lens-Shutter camera for 110 film cartridges
Picture Size 13 x 17 mm
Lens 26mm f/2 (5 elements in 4 groups)
Shutter Canon-made electronically-controlled shutter for 8 sec. to 1/500 sec. X-sync with hot shoe. EV 1 (f/2 at 8 sec.) – 17 (f/16 at 1/500 sec.)
Viewfinder Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. 0.61x magnification, 84% coverage at 3 m. Within the image area are the parallax correction marks, overexposure warning (red LED), underexposure and camera-shake warning (yellow LED), zone focusing pictographs for near, medium, and far distances.
Focusing Coincidence rangefinder with distance scale and zone focusing pictographs for near, medium, and far distances.
EE CdS cell for aperture-priority EE. Metering range of EV 1 – 17 (click stops at f/2, f/4, f/8, f/16). Weather marks provided. Film speed of ISO 100.
Date Function Built-in date imprinting (year, month, day) function.
Film Loading &
Advance
Loading with film cartridge. After opening the protective cover, push down the film advance knob until frame 1 is set.
Frame Counter Frame number on film back viewable through camera back window.
Film Rewind None
Power Source One 6 V 4G-13 mercury oxide cell
Dimensions &
Weight
142 x 28 x 56 mm, 295 g (with batteries)
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