Extremely rugged & reliable the AE-1 gives you the tools to create quality photographs at a great price. The AE1 introduced the new dedicated flash system. When a flash is fitted, turned on and fully charged, it will give information to the camera to set the proper shutter speed for flash sync as well as the proper f-stop on FD lenses.
Comes with Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens.
The Canon AE-1 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex (SLR) film camera for use with interchangeable lenses. It was manufactured by Canon Camera 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. The camera body is 87 mm tall, 141 mm wide, and 48 mm deep; it weighs 590 g. 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.