Film Cameras

35mm Lens-Shutter Camera



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Marketed March 1978
Original Price For export only (no Japanese only)

This is the same camera as the A35 Datelux minus the date imprinting function. It was marketed in the U.S. and China.

Type 35mm Lens-Shutter rangefinder camera with program EE and built-in flash
Normal Lens 40mm f/2.8 (5 elements in 4 groups)
Shutter Pario mechanically controlled. EV 9 (f/2.8 at 1/60 sec.) – 17 (f/20 at 1/320 sec.) at ISO 100. Built-in mechanical self-timer.
Viewfinder Coincidence rangefinder integrated with reversed Galilean viewfinder. Parallax correction with projected frames and correction marks. On the right within the image area are the aperture scale and meter needle, battery check position, overexposure and underexposure warnings. Date imprinting position is displayed at viewfinder bottom center. 0.51x magnification, 82.7% vertical coverage, 85% horizontal coverage.
EE CdS cell for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 9 – 17 (at ISO 100). Film speed range of ISO 25 – 400.
Power Source One 1.35 V H-D mercury cell. Battery check provided. One 1.5 V size-AA battery for the built-in flash.
Built-in Flash Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100). Manual pop-up. Fully automatic with Canon Auto Tuning System (CATS) which automatically sets the proper flash aperture for the subject distance and film speed.
Film Loading &
Slotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 130°single stroke (partial strokes not enabled). Ready position at 15°.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Dimensions &
123 x 75 x 54 mm, 500 g