A landmark camera that was introduced in 1977, the Konica C35 AF holds the distinction of being the world's first autofocus camera. Find out more about this iconic and beautiful compact camera in this installment of Lomopedia!
The Konica C35 AF was launched by the Japanese camera maker in 1977, and became iconic for being the world’s first mass-produced autofocus camera. It was equipped with the “Visitronic” AF system that was created and produced by Honeywell for 35mm cameras. It also had an automatic exposure system that sets the appropriate shutter speed.
Konica, which began as a drugstore named Konishi-ya Rokubei Ten that sold photographic products, was Japan’s oldest camera company until it ceased making cameras in 2006.
Type: 35mm Autofocus & Auto exposure compact camera
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