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A sibling of the Canonet, this camera was conceived for compactness and operation ease. The shutter speed and aperture were set automatically, making it easy to use by anybody. The zone focusing system divided subject distances into close, medium, and far with icons. Exposure was set automatically by the EE (Electric Eye) program. The film advance used a sprocketless spool. This made the camera 10 mm less wide and 60 g lighter than the Canonet.

Name Canon Canonet Junior
Manufacturer Canon Japan
Made in Japan
Production Date  
Type 35mm Lens Shutter, zone-focusing camera with program EE
Series Canonet Series
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon SE40mm f/2.8 (4 elements in 3 groups)
Lens Mount -
Focus Manual Focus
Shutter Seiko-sha L with program. 1/30 to 1/250 sec. and B. X-sync flash. German socket on camera front.
Dimensions & Weight 130 x 79 x 36 mm, 640 g
Production Period Apr 1963 -
N° Produced  
Original Price 11,800 yen, 1,500 yen (case), 200 yen (hood)
Indexed Price (Approx.): 465 EUR
Avg Ebay Value: 50-90 EUR

Source: Canon Camera Museum, Wikipedia.org, Camera-wiki.org, knippsen.blogspot.com