Canon Sure Shot Classic 120 (Caption)
A 1999 model from Canon's phenomenally successful Sure Shot range, this compact 35mm film camera - known as the Prima Super 120 in continental Europe and Autoboy 120 in Japan - has an impressive array of features.
| Sure Shot Classic 120|
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|Sure Shot Classic 120 by Paul Clayton (Image rights)|
- Lens: 38-120mm f/4.5-10.9 (7 glass elements in 6 groups with an aspherical element for superb sharpness).
- Focus: Three-point AI active autofocus from 0.6m to infinity. Minimum focusing distance of 0.43m in close-up mode.
- Viewfinder: Real image zooming coupled with TTXb spot focus, with 84% coverage, framelines, in-focus, ready and low-light LED warnings.
- Auto-exposure, with shutter speed range of 1/770s-2s in daylight modes, 4s in night mode. Exposure compensation of +-1.5EV. Spot-metering available.
- Auto-loading, advancing and rewinding of DX-coded 35mm film (25-3200 ISO).
- LCD with frame counter and mode icons.
- Auto-flash, with red-eye, forced fill, slow synch, and forced off mode. Range of 4.1m at ISO 100. (GN of 11). Recharge in 3 seconds.
- Real-time (RT) mode with shutter lag of just 0.03 seconds.
- Tripod socket.
- Power: 2x CR2 lithium batteries.
- Dimensions: 115x63x45mm
- Weight: 250g
Also available with Date/Caption function and remote control. Japanese model has Kabuki Panoramic mask.
- Battery cover is made of very soft plastic that will crumble away if a coin is used to try and open it. Use the special plastic "key" on the neck-strap instead.
- The pop-out flash takes getting used to, as it sits in the natural position for gripping the camera. It also pops out whether it is needed or not.
- The lens produces slight pin cushion distortion at the wide end of the zoom range.