Ricoh AF-100

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The AF-100 is an autofocus point-and-shoot camera for 35mm film, introduced by Japanese manufacturer Ricoh in 1987. It was also sold by the name of AF-500 in some markets. A version with a databack was also available and it was sold as the AF-100D or the AF-500D.

This camera is an updated model of the AF-50 which was introduced 2 years earlier in 1985. The AF-100 shares almost the same features with its preceding AF-50 except that the AF-100 takes Lithium-type battery rater than the AA-type, and it does not incorporate a manual film speed selector facility. The external body design has also been revised, and the typical 80's edged appearance given to the AF-50 was replaced with a more rounded 90's-ish one.


  • Release Date: September 1987
  • Lens: Rikenon Lens[1] 35mm f/3.5, 4 elements in 3 groups
  • Focusing: Single-point active autofocusing system
  • Focusing Range: 1 m ~ infinity
  • Shutter: Programmed, 1/30 ~ 1/500 sec.
  • Viewfinder: Albada type, bright-frame, 0.47X, field of view 84%
  • Film Speed Range: ISO 100 ~ 1000 by DX-code system
  • Built-in Flash: G.N. 10 (ISO 100, m), Flashmatic, Automatic pop-up
  • Flash Recycling Time: approx. 3 sec.
  • Power Source: 6V Lithium battery (BR-P2DP)
  • Other Features: Self-timer
  • Dimensions: 123 mm X 66 mm X 46 mm
  • Weight: 250 g (without batteries)

Model Variation

Lens Model Notes
Rikenon Lens 35mm f/3.5
4 elements / 3 groups
AF-50 / AF-70 / Myport ELLE original model
AF-60 / AF-606 new exterior design
AF-100 / AF-500 major upgrade
Ricoh Lens 35mm f/3.9
3 elements / 3 groups
AF-45 / AF-55 original model
AF-60S new exterior design
One Take AF new exterior design


  1. The operation manual and the official website both state it uses a Rikenon lens, whilst the camera bears Ricoh Lens name on its lens cover.