Ricoh Auto Shot

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The Ricoh Auto Shot is a viewfinder camera for 35mm film made in Japan by Ricoh from 1964. It has a unique lens cover that can be used as flash attachment when inserted into the accessory shoe. And that's not all: It has a selenium meter around the lens, and film advance mechanism with spring motor. Its viewfinder front element is placed within the meter ring.


  • Type: viewfinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Ricoh
  • Year of launch: 1964
  • Film: 35mm
  • Lens: Rikenon 1:2.8/35mm
  • Shutter: Copal shutter with speeds 1/30 to 1/125 sec.
  • Metering: selenium meter around the lens
  • Viewfinder: optical
  • Film advance: spring motor, allows series of 6 images