The Canon AE-1 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex (SLR) film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It was made in Japan from April 1976 to 1984. It uses an electronically controlled, electromagnet horizontal cloth focal plane shutter, with a speed range of 2 to 1/1000 second plus Bulb and flash X-sync of 1/60th second. Most are black with chrome trim, but some are all black.
The AE-1 is a historically significant SLR, both because it was the first microprocessor-equipped SLR and because of its sales. Backed by a major advertising campaign, the AE-1 sold over one million units,which made it an unprecedented success in the SLR market.
35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size: 24 x 36 mm, Normal Lens: Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC, FD 50mm f/1.8 SC
Lens Mount: FD mount, X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.
Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.86x magnification (EX 50mm), 93.5% vertical coverage, 96% horizontal coverage.