Canon AE-1 automatic single lens reflex camera, 1977

Made:
1977
maker:
Canon Camera Co. Inc.

Canon 35mm automatic single lens reflex camera, model AE-1, Number 1,000,000v., manufactured 1977. Lens cap has Olympic logo for Montreal 1978.

The Canon AE-1 represents a transition in camera design when mechanics gave way to electronics. It was the first ‘computerised’ camera and incorporates a CPU, or Central Processing Unit, to control exposure. AE stands for ‘Automatic Exposure’

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1978-312
Materials:
leatherette and metal (unknown)
type:
slr
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford