The successor to the Autoboy 2 and the next-generation, fully automatic 35mm AF compact camera.
The camera grip is slanted so you don’t have to squint. The camera’s curving and rounded exterior was well received. The camera won many awards including the Good Design Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. In 1986, it was selected as the European Camera of the Year.
For active autofocusing, the camera uses a triangulation system with a near-infrared beam. An electronically-controlled programmed shutter is used for fully automatic program EE. The metering range is EV 6 (f/2.8 at 1/8 sec.) to EV 17 (f/1.6 at 1/500 sec.).
Autoboy 3 QD is a Canon Autoboy 3 with a date imprinting feature on the camera back.