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Canon Sure Shot Joy camera

Canon Sure Shot Joy camera

Regular price $60.00 CAD
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Note: we needed to repair a small chip on the camera's body (on the bottom edge, see photos). This is purely cosmetic, it doesn't affect the camera's functionality in any way.

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.

The Sure Shot Joy requires a 2CR5 6V lithium battery (optional).

Condition notes
All camera features were tested with a battery and film installed (the film was not developed) and is working great. As mentioned in the note above, there was a small chip on the corner of the camera (purely cosmetic) that we repaired with epoxy putty and enamel, otherwise the aesthetic condition of the camera is good (see photos) with only minimal wear on the body.

Example photos
Here are some photos taken by other people with this model of camera:

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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