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The Canon TX was a 35mm single-lens reflex camera manufactured by Canon of Japan from March 1975. It featured a Canon FD lens mount, and was also compatible with Canon's earlier FL-mount lenses in stop-down metering mode. The TX was a cheaper version of the Canon FTb for the export market, as was the slightly earlier TLb. Compared to the TLb, the TX had a hot shoe for flash.

Compared to the FTb, the TX had a top shutter speed of only 1/500. The meter was center-weighted rather than the 12% partial meter of the FTb. It also dispensed with the self-timer and MLU of the FTb, although it did retain the depth of field preview lever and support for stopped-down metering. The TX also did not support the CAT (Canon Auto-Tuning) flash system.

The Canon TX was also sold in the US as the Bell & Howell FD35.

Name: Canon TX
Manufacturer: Canon Japan
Made in: Japan
N°: 247854
Production Date: Mar 1975
Type: 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Series: F Series
Picture Size: 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 SC
Lens Mount: FD mount
Focus: Manual Focus
Shutter: Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. Self-timer available.
Dimensions & Weight: 144 x 93 x 43 mm, 680 g
Production Period: March 1975 - 1976
N° Produced: 180.000
Original Price: For export only (no Japanese price)
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Source: Canon Camera Museum, Wikipedia.org, Camera-wiki.org, knippsen.blogspot.com