This is a very compact and interesting amateur camera
made in Japan. Please note that this is a zoom camera with an optical
view-finder. This concept requires a view-finder with a variable
viewing angle. Both, the lens and the finder, are mechanically connected
in order to be always set to the same viewing angle. Since the lens
is exchangeable this connection is an external one which can easily
be detached. Very surprising also the mention of "Autofocus"
on the front ring of the lens. Obviously, twenty years before the
introduction of the first autofocus systems, this term did not yet
have the same meaning it has today.
Manufacturer: Sankyo Seiki Manufacturing Company Ltd., Japan
Launched in 1958
Body made in cast aluminium.
Lens: Sankyo Nominar 2,8 / 13 - 38 mm, (D-mount)
Optical zoom viewfinder 6.5 to 38 mm
Frame rates: 8, 16, 24, 32, 48 fps and single frame