Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3

Canon

Canon Autoboy 3

Regular price $180

7.0 / 10 Overall condition

  • All functions working
  • Serial number 3080203

A 1986 model from Canon's phenomenally successful Sure Shot range, this compact 35mm film camera - known as the Top Shot in continental Europe and Autoboy 3 in Japan - was voted European Camera of the Year for putting some very advanced features into an ergonomic package at a reasonable price. The slanted hand grip means the viewfinder can be held flush with the eye as fingers and thumbs aren't in the way. It's also comfortable for shooting one- or two-handed. A special feature is a tilting foot on the bottom of the camera, which allows you to place the camera on the floor while shooting upwards at an angle. One minor annoyance with this camera is that the battery compartment does not pop open normally, but is screwed down, so a mini-screwdriver is needed to replace the 2CR5. Another is that the flash disable button is a tiny rubber button on the bottom of the camera that must be held down. This is quite difficult to do quickly.

Key features:

  • 38mm f2.8 lens
  • Automatic exposure with a shutter speed of 1/8-1/500s for DX-coded film of ISO 50-1600.
  • Auto flash (Guide number: 8 metres at ISO 100)
  • too close" warning lamp, flash-ready and camera-shake warning 

What we think:

  • 38mm f2.8 good for portrait
  • Good lens
  • Fast focus
  • Fast film advance system.

Reference:

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Canon_Sure_Shot_Supreme/Top_Shot/Autoboy_3

Sample photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/98187960@N06/sets/72157645387197305/

Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3
Canon Autoboy 3