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The Canon FX is a SLR camera that uses 35mm film and introduced by Canon in 1964. It uses FL mount interchangeable lenses. The built-in meter uses a CdS cell that is powered by a mercury battery. The meter can be set at ASA 10 to 800, and has a range of EV 1 to 18 (ASA 100). A meter-less variation of the camera was also available called Canon FP.
It uses a cloth focal plane shutter with speeds from 1s to 1/1000 with B. It supports electronic flash sync with a PC type connector on the front of the camera. A self-timer is also available. The finder has a split-image rangefinder at center, surrounded by a fresnel matte screen. The mirror lockup function is also provided.