Canon Sure Shot A-1/Prima AS-1/Autoboy D5

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Part of the Canon Sure Shot/Prima/Autoboy series of compact cameras from Canon. When it hit the market in April 1994, the Autoboy D5 (aka Sure Shot A-1, WP-1 or Prima AS-1) was the world's smallest and lightest underwater camera that could also be used equally well on land. Fully automatic, the camera has 3-point smart autofocus that is effective for distances from 1-3m and a fixed focus macro mode (with forced flash) for underwater shots as close as 45cm. It is completely weather-sealed and robust while remaining compact and lightweight.


  • Lens: 32mm, f/3.5 (6 elements in 6 groups)
  • Programmed shutter: 1/250-1/60s.
  • Viewfinder: large and bright for use with swimming goggles, autofocus frame, ready light, flash warning.
  • Flash: Automatic, but can be disabled. GN: 7.5m at ISO 100.
  • Date/Time feature with LCD.
  • Automatic winding.
  • Waterproof: To five metres, using rubber seals and O-rings.
  • Power: One 3V CR123A battery
  • Dimensions & weight: 133x88x56 mm, 385 g (with battery)