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35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

EX AUTO [A] [E] [J]
Marketed February 1972
Original Price 39,000 yen (w/EX 50mm f/1.8)

An improved version of the EX EE, the EX AUTO was very popular with beginners who previously had difficulty understanding SLR cameras. The EX AUTO had maximum-aperture TTL metering and shutter speed-priority AE.The lens' maximum aperture f-number was corrected automatically when the lens was attached to the camera. Another improvement was the addition of the EX 125mm f/3.5 interchangeable telephoto lens.

The lens focusing ring was also coupled to autoflash metering. With the dedicated Speedlite D mounted on the hot shoe and the EX 50mm f/1.8 lens attached to the camera, the CAT System automatically obtained the correct flash exposure for the subject distance. Taking pictures at night became as easy as taking pictures during the day.

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon EX 50mm f/1.8 (3 elements in 2 groups in body's rear lens)
Lens Mount Dedicated screw mount (EX mount for interchangeable front lens element)
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. Built-in self-timer.
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Condenser lens for an aerial-image finder. 0.9x magnification (EX 50mm), 92% vertical coverage, 94% horizontal coverage. Exposure meter needle, aperture scale, and low-light warning symbol provided.
CdS cell for TTL full-aperture shutter speed-priority AE and centerweighted averaging metering at center. Automatic correction of maximum aperture setting. Metering range at ISO 100 with EX 50mm f/1.8 lens: EV 4.7 - 17. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 800.
Power Source One 1.3 V HD mercury cell
Film Loading &
Auto loading after camera back is closed. Advances with camera-top lever's 174 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 21.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Dimensions &
1143 x 92 x 84 mm, 900 g (With EX 50mm f/1.8)