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Canon Sure Shot Joy 35mm camera (serial 4771313)

Canon Sure Shot Joy 35mm camera (serial 4771313)

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The Canon Sure Shot Joy is an easy-to-use auto-focus 35mm camera from the late 1980s. It features a sharp 35mm f4.5 lens (3 elements in 3 groups). It also features a very novel 'burst mode' option where you can select 2,3, or 4 shots to fire in sequence with a single press of the shutter--very handy for capturing action.

Battery information

The Sure Shot Joy requires a 2CR5 6V lithium battery (optional). A Canon case is included.

Condition notes

All camera features were tested with a battery and film installed (the film was not developed) and is working great. We verified its focus and autoexposure are working with good accuracy. The camera is in very good cosmetic condition (see photos) with the most noteworthy flaw being some fine horizontal cracks in the viewfinder (very difficult to photograph) that are mostly only visible in high glare lighting; this doesn't affect photos. 

Example photos 

Here are some photos taken by other people with the Sure Shot Joy (technically the Sure Shot Ace, which is the same camera with a different viewfinder design):

Canon museum entry


  • Type: Fully automatic 35mm Lens-Shutter autofocus camera
  • Picture Size: 24 x 36 mm AF System: Triangulation system with near-infrared beam.
  • Lens: 35mm f/4.5 (3 elements in 3 groups)
  • Shutter: Electromagnetic programmed shutter and aperture. EV 10 (f/4.5 at 1/40 sec.) – 17 (f/32 at 1/125 sec.). Built-in electronic self-timer.
  • Viewfinder: Reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frames. 0.42x magnification and 85% coverage.
  • EE: SPC for full-auto program EE. Metering range of EV 10 – 17 (at ISO 100).
  • Film speed range: ISO 50 – 1600 (with DX code).
  • Built-in Flash: Fixed, built-in flash. Guide No. 9 (at ISO 100 in meters). Fires automatically in low-light conditions. Electronically-controlled automatic flash.
  • Power Source: One 6 V 2CR5 lithium battery
  • Film Loading & Advance: After opening camera back, align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for auto loading. Film advance is automatic with built-in motor. Film advance speed of 0.6 sec. per frame. 
  • Two to four frames can be shot at a time with a single press of the shutter button.
  • Frame Counter: Counts up during film advance. Counts down during film rewind.
  • Film Rewind: Automatic rewind with built-in motor.
  • Dimensions & Weight: 139 x 76 x 50 mm, 325 g (with battery)
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