Canon New Sure Shot 35mm film camera (serial 2021053)

Regular price $165.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

The Canon New Sure Shot is a superb 35mm point-and-shoot from the early 1990s. It's a dual focal length model, offering both a standard 48mm and an unusual and very useful 28mm wide angle. In both focal lengths the camera produces sharp photos with good contrast (the last two images are test shots at 48mm and 28mm respectively). 

This same camera was known as the Prima Twin in Europe and the Autoboy WT28 (World Traveller) in Japan, where it saw its greatest popularity. The Japanese version includes a travel alarm clock which was not implemented in the North American New Sure Shot.

This camera requires a CRP2 lithium battery (available as an option). 

Condition notes
We film tested this camera and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. All functions are working correctly. The camera is in very good cosmetic condition (see photos). 

Manual
https://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_pdf/canon_sureshot_a1_prima_twin.pdf

Canon museum entry
https://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/film142.html

Example photos
Here are some photos that other people have taken with the New Sure Shot/Prima Wide (note: some of these are taken with a Prima Zoom S, a different camera, but the tag retrieves photos from both; see the descriptions under each photo to be certain of the camera used):
https://www.flickr.com/search/?sort=date-taken-desc&safe_search=1&text=canonprimatwin&view_all=1

Specifications

  • General
    • Type: 35mm AF lens-shutter camera with dual focal lens
    • Format: 24 × 36mm
    • Lens: Electric dual focal changeover
    • WIDE: 28mm f/4, 4 elements in 3 groups
    • STANDARD: 48mm f/6.5, 7 elements in 6 groups
    • Viewfinder: Reverse Galilean type
    • Viewfinder Coverage: 85% of actual picture area
    • Viewfinder Magnification: WIDE, 0.34 x; STANDARD, 0.58 x
    • Shutter: Programmed; also serves as aperture blades
  • Autofocus
    • AF Control: Solid State Active Triangulation (SSAT) system using Position Sensing Device (PSD)
    • Focusing Range: 2.3ft (0.7m) to infinity
    • Fixed Distance Button: Sets maximum focus distance at 8.9ft/2.7m
  • Exposure Control
    • AE Control: Programmed System
    • Metering Range: (at ISO 100)
    • WIDE: EV 95-17/STANDARD: EV 11-17
  • Film Handling
    • Film Speed Setting: ISO 50-1600 automatically set
    • in one-step increments by DX code
    • Film Load/Wind/Rewind: Automatic
  • Flash
    • Guide Number: 29.5ft/9m at ISO 100
    • Flash Distance Range (at ISO 100):
    • WIDE: 2.3-12ft (0.7-3.8m); STANDARD: 2.3-7.5ft
  • Other
    • Self-timer: Provided with 10-sec. delay
    • Date Imprint (Date Model Only): Four formats available with automatic calendar and clock programmed up to 2022. World time clock shows date and time of 24 cities. Adjustable for summer time fluctuations. Alarm setting also available. Powered by camera battery.
  • Power Source
    • Battery: One 6V lithium battery (2CR5)
    • Shooting Capacity: 35 rolls of 24-exposure film with 50% flash use
  • Dimensions
    • Size: 5-9/16”(W) × 3-1/16" (H) × 2-1/4' (D) (141.9 × 774 x 57.5mm)
    • Date model: Depth increases 1/16" (2mm)
    • Weight: 12.3oz (350g) with battery
    • Date model: Weight increases 0.4oz (10g)