Canon Sure Shot Owl/Prima AF-7

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The Canon Sure Shot Owl was a 1994 model from Canon's very successful Sure Shot range. This compact 35mm film camera was known as the Prima AF-7 in continental Europe. It was notable for having a large and bright viewfinder. Much like the Canon Prima Mini and Mini II, the AF-8 mainly distinguished itself from its predecessor by replacing the flash and timer buttons with a mode dial. Strangely enough, the AF-7 and AF-8 models are both called "Owl" in America, with the dial being the only way to tell them apart. The AF-7 also had a fixed-focus sibling called the BF-7.


  • Lens: 35mm f/4.5 (3 elements in 3 groups)
  • Focus: Three-step AF with near-infrared beam. 0.8 m to inf
  • Power: 2x 1.5V AA battery
  • Dimensions: 123 x 76 x 48 mm
  • Weight: 250g