Canon AF 32/Prima Junior AF

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The Canon Prima Junior AF (or simply AF 32 in America) is a budget compact autofocus camera released in 1995. The lens is a wide 32 mm with an aperture of f/5,6, which makes the inclusion of autofocus questionable considering the wide depth of field available with such a lens (in fact, the autofocus only works in two ranges). The case is of the popular and robust clamshell type, with the two front buttons for controlling flash modes typical for Canon's cheaper cameras in the 90s. The same body was also used for the cheaper fixed-focus Prima Junior DX released in the same year.

Specifications

  • Lens: 32mm f/5.6 (3 elements in 3 groups)
  • Shutter: Behind-the-lens mechanical shutter with single speed (1/125 sec.). No self-timer.
  • Focus: Two-step autofocus with near-infrared beam. 1 m to infinity.
  • Viewfinder: Albada reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected frame. 0.43x magnification and 80% coverage. Green OK-to-Shoot lamp on the right. Focusing mark.
  • Metering: CdS cell for full-auto simple program EE. Film speeds of ISO 100/200 and 400 (automatic switching) with DX code. At ISO 100/200: f/8 at 1/125 sec. with ambient light, and f/5.6 at 1/125 sec. with flash. At ISO 400: f/16 at 1/125 sec. with ambient light, and f/5.6 at 1/125 sec. with flash.
  • Flash: Guide number 10. Flash off/on switch. Flash range at ISO 100/200 flash auto mode: 1 m – 3 m. Flash charging time of approx. 5 sec. Red-eye reduction lamp provided.
  • Autodate: Auto calendar programmed up to the year 2030. (Automatic correction for leap months and years.)
  • Power: 2 x 1.5 V AA batteries
  • Film loading: Manual loading with slotted take-up spool. Manual advance to frame 1. Automatic film advance at 1 fps with built-in motor. Automatic rewind with rewind switch. Film leader is retained outside cartridge.
  • Dimensions & weight: 119 x 68 x 51 mm, 215 g

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