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Canon Sure Shot Zoom S 35mm camera

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The Canon Sure Shot Zoom S is a quality 35mm point and shoot from the late 1980s. The camera requires a 2CR5 lithium battery (optional). The original case is included.

Here's the description from the Canon Museum:

The AF system uses the 3-point Smart Autofocus with a near-infrared beam. It enables focus to be achieved even with a subject near the edge of the picture area.

The 38-60mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom lens has 6 elements in 6 groups and power zooming. The full auto program mode uses 3-zone metering with a composite SPC.

Condition notes
All camera features were tested with a battery and film installed (the film was not developed) and it working great. The aesthetic condition of the camera is also very good (see photos). The included original case is in good condition except for worn out velcro on its front pouch (see photo). 

Example photos
Here are some photos taken by other people with this model of camera (please note that the one for sale does not offer the date imprinting feature): https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3350990-canon-sure-shot-caption-zoom/photos

Manual
https://www.cameramanuals.org/canon_pdf/canon_sureshot_zoom_s-1.pdf

Specs 

  • Type: 35mm lens-shutter camera with autofocus and built-in power zoom lens
  • Lens: Spectra-coated, 38-60mm f/3.8-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 6 elements in 6 groups
  • Viewfinder: Real-image zoom; gives 84% coverage of actual picture area and 0.4 x (WIDE)/ 0.64 x (TELE) magnification
  • Viewfinder Information: Focus mark and picture frame with parallax correction marks Next to viewfinder: Green LED lights steadily on evaluative AF completion, blinks at 4 Hz when the sub­ject is too close and blinks at* 16 Hz on flash charge completion or on normal AF completion
  • Shutter: Programmed shutter; also serves as di­aphragm.
  • Autofocus
  • AF Control: Evaluative Active System
  • Focusing Range: 2 ft (60cm)-infinity
  • AE Control: 3-zone metering, programmed system
  • Metering Range: (at ISO 100)
  • Auto/Flash-on mode: WIDE: EV 9.25-17/TELE: EV 11-18.5
  • Non-flash mode: WiDE: EV 2.85-17/TELE: EV 4-18.5
  • Exposure Compensation: Automatic when required by +2 steps.
  • Film Handling
  • Film Speed Setting: ISO 50-3200; automatically set in one-step increments according to DX code.
  • Film Loading/Wind/Rewind: Automatic. Mid-roll re­wind posible.
  • Flash
  • Guide Number (at ISO 100): 36 ft/11 m
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 2.5 sec.
  • Flash Coupling Range (at ISO 100): Wide: 2-14.4 ft (0.6-4.4 m); Tele: 2-9.8 ft (0.6-3.0 m)
  • Flash Firing: Automatic when required or at user selection
  • Self-Timer: Provided with a 10-sec. delay Power Source
  • Battery: One, 6V lithium battery (2CR5)
  • Shooting Capacity: 35 rolls of 24-exp. film with 50% flash use
  • Caption Imprint:
  • (Sure Shot Caption Zoom): Five captions available Date Imprint: (Sure Shot Caption Zoom): Four formats available with automatic calendar and clock
  • Date and Caption Imprint Function:Powered by body battery
  • Remote Control: (Sure Shot Capfion Zoom): Detach­able controller with two-sec. delay shutter release.
  • Operating range: approx. 16.4 ft/5.0 m from direct­ly in front, approx. 1.4 ft/3.5 m at 25°. Power source: Two3V lithium batteries (CR 1220); Battery life: about 20,000 transmissions. Replacement is at owner’s ex­pense at an authorized Canon service facility.
  • Size: Sure Shot Zoom S: 5-9/16"(W) x 3'(H) x 2-3/16*(D) (141 x 76.8 x 55.9mm)
  • Sure Shot Caption Zoom: 5-13/16’(W)x 3'(H) x 2-3/16-(D) (147.9 x 76.8 x 55.9mm)
  • Weight: Sure Shot Zoom S: 13.6 oz. (385 g) without battery 15 oz. (425 g) with battery
  • Sure Shot Caption Zoom: 13.9 oz. (395 g) without bat­tery 15.4 oz. (435 g) with battery