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1992. 35mm automatic fixed-focus camera. Red-eye reduction feature. Known as the "Snappy LX" in America, the "Prima BF" in Europe and "BF35" in Japan. "BF" stands for "Big Finder".

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Canon: Snappy LX (Prima BF / BF35) camera

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by bill339 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:30 pm

The Canon Snappy LX (Prima BF in Europe, BF 35 in Japan) of March 1992 was a 35mm compact camera for budget-conscious photographers, and was part of the Canon Snappy series. It was the first fixed focus compact to have a red-eye reduction feature. An auto date model was issued in 1994 that was named the Snappy LX/Date (America), BF35 QDN (Japan), and Prima BF-7/Date (Europe). The Snappy is a fully automatic compact camera with a large viewfinder, built-in flash, and a single focal length lens. The two-shot self-timer also lets you take two consecutive shots with a single self-timer operation. It has a 35mm, f/4.5 (3 elements in 3 groups) lens, three automatic shutter speeds: 1/45s, 1/60s, 1/250s, Integrated auto-flash (10m at ISO 100), DX-decoding of ISO film speeds 100-200/400, and a motor drive with auto advance and rewind. The camera is powered by two 1.5V AA alkaline batteries and sold for a suggested retail price of about $169.00 in the US. Other features were a built in flash, ¼’ 20 thread tripod mount, built in lens cover, and a handy carry strap. The series started in 1982 with the Snappy 20 and Snappy 50. Then came the Snappy S (1985), Aqua Snappy (1986), Snappy EZ (1988), Snappy K (1988), Snappy V (1989), Snappy AF (1989), Snappy Q (1989), Snappy EL (1992), Snappy LX (1992), Snappy CX (1993), Snappy LX/Date (1994), New Snappy EL (1995), Snappy QT/Date (1997), and lastly the Snappy LXII/Date (1998). Note that these all had different names in Europe and Japan.

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