Christopher
Stoll

1989 Canon Snappy AF

1989 Canon Snappy AF
Year
c.1989
Make
Canon
Model
Snappy AF
Type
viewfinder
Film
135 (ISO 50 – 1600)
Lens
35mm ƒ/4.5
Apertures
ƒ/4.5 – ƒ/32
Speeds
1/125 – 1/40
Battery
245/2CR5
MSRP
$80 (equal to $167 in 2021)
Condition
5F (received) / 5F (current)

I was looking for a simple point and shoot film camera for my nephew, and I found this one at a local thrift shop. I decided that this was the right one, not because it is completely automatic, but because it was Snappy, AF. A lot of cameras have AF written on them, but for some reason this one just seems more sincere about the AF part.

The camera is very easy to use. Load the film and the camera does the rest. It automatically sets the film speed, automatically focuses, automatically sets exposure, automatically sets the flash, automatically winds, and then automatically rewinds the film. There are no manual controls at all. The photographer need only turn the camera on by sliding the switch on the front which also exposes the lens, and then take photos. There is also a self-timer, so I guess you can choose to take the photo now or in 8 seconds.

Images from this Snappy AF

Sounds from this Snappy AF

Autofocus (half shutter button press)
Shutter release
Film wind