Canon Photura/Epoca/Autoboy Jet

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The Canon Photura is an oddly-shaped 1990 model from Canon's very successful Sure Shot range. It is shaped more like a video camera. This 35mm film camera was known as the Epoca in Europe and Autoboy Jet in Japan. It has a 35-105mm zoom lens, and a powerful built-in flash. While not a true SLR, this was Canon's answer to the "bridge camera" market segment that competitors such as the Chinon Genesis had launched in the late 1980s.

In 1992, Canon introduced a follow-up model - the Photura 135 - which came with a 38-135mm lens.


  • 3-point Smart autofocus with near-infrared beam. Prefocus enabled.
  • 35-105mm f/2.8-6.6 (10 elements in 9 groups) with power zoom lever.
  • Shutter speeds: 2s-1/250s.
  • Film speed range: ISO 25-3200 (with DX Encoding).
  • Power: One 6V 2CR5 lithium battery.
  • Dimensions: 100×74×156mm.
  • Weight: 645g (with battery).