To cut costs, the camera had a fixed, eye-level pentaprism viewfinder. This was the economy or “Populaire” version of the Canonflex.
The self-timer was operated by a simple lever, and the pentaprism cover was part of the single-piece top cover. Other features and performance were the same as the original Canonflex.
|Production Date :||-|
|Type:||35mm focal-plane shutter camera|
|Picture Size:||24 x 36 mm|
|Normal Lens:||Canon R50mm f/1.8|
|Collection Lens:||Super-Canomatic R 50mm f/1.8|
|Lens Mount:||R Mount|
|Shutter:||Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. Single-axis non-rotating dial for X, B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, and 1/1000 sec. Equipped with built-in self-timer and shutter button lock.|
|Dimensions & Weight:||145 x 100 x 49 mm, 940 g (body)|
|Production Period:||1960 - 1962|
|Original Price:||48,000 yen (w/R50mm f/1.8)|
|Indexed Price (Approx.):||2.250 EUR|
|Avg Ebay Value:||170 EUR|
Source: Canon Camera Museum, Wikipedia.org, Camera-wiki.org, knippsen.blogspot.com