Canon Sure Shot Del Sol/Prima Sol/Autoboy SE
|Canon Sure Shot Del Sol|
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A March 1995 model from Canon's very successful Sure Shot range, the Sure Shot Del Sol - known as the Prima Sol in continental Europe and Autoboy SE in Japan - was the world's first camera using solar energy for all its power requirements. Its front is covered with a solar panel that recharges an internal lithium ion battery. Other than the ground-breaking technology, the functionality and specifications of the Del Sol are similar to those of the Sure Shot M, a compact camera with a wide-angle prime lens.
- The 32mm f/3.5 lens has 3 elements in 3 groups.
- 3-point intelligent autofocus.
- Auto-exposure with shutter speeds ranging from 2s-1/250s.
- Multiple flash modes, inc. red-eye reduction, suppressed and slow-synch. GN: 6.8m at ISO 100.
- Autoloading, DX decoding, advancing, and rewinding of 35mm film.
- Power: 3V CR-123A lithium battery.
- Dimensions and weight: 124x67x46 mm, 260g
- Sure Shot Del Sol in the Canon Camera Museum.
- Canon Sure Shot Del Sol review at Camera Go Camera
- Prima Sol in Sylvain Halgand's collection (in French).