Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

The Sure Shot 60 is a small compact film camera that was completely automatic. Here it is shown with the lens open and ready to shoot.

Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

The 60 Zoom automatically closed a lens cover over the lens when the camera was turned off, as it is here.

Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

The built in flash is in the upper right corner of the camera body beside the viewfinder window. Here the zoom lens is shown in the retracted “Off” position.

Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

The back of the camera is simple. The power zoom button is in the upper right corner. The Mode dial is in the center. This example is the “Date” version and the date and controls are on the left side of the Mode Dial.

Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

The camera is powered by one CR123A which loads at the right end. Film wind a rewind is powered as is the zoom function.

Sure Shot 60 Zoom

Introduced in March of 1995 as part of the Sure Shot series of point and shoot cameras the 60 Zoom was known as the Autoboy Juno in Japan and in Europe as the Prima Zoom Shot. The camera illustrated here is the European version Prima Zoom Shot.

This is a mostly automatic camera. A function dial on the back allows one to force the flash “On” or “Off” and to set a self timer. That is about it.

Focus is automatic from .6 meters to infinity. There is no ability to set it manually.

The film speed is set from the DX Code on the film can to anything between 25 and 3200. If film without a DX Code, such as hand rolled film, is used the camera defaults to ASA 25. There is no way to set the ISO manually. In this case you have to add your own coded label to the can. I wrote about how to do that some time ago.

The lens zooms from 38mm to 60mm with apertures of f/4.5 thru 6.7 depending on focal length.

The electronic shutter speed is selected automatically with no ability to control it.

This camera came in a “Date” variant that allowed the date to be imprinted on the film. An LCD screen on the top of the camera kept track of how many exposures had been taken.

Read through the manual for the complete specifications and explanations of the features.

 

Canon Sure Shot Z155

60 Zoom User Manual
Publication CT1-7339-004  (1995)

Follow the Cameras on Facebook

If you're interested in old cameras, "like" us on Facebook . Get news of what we're doing sent to you when we post something new.! Facebook Page
Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

The top deck is clean and simple: shutter button and LCD window showing exposure number.

Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

There are no functions implimented on the bottom plate other than the tripod mount, if that is a function.

Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

To load the film you simply lay the film leader across the camera and closed the back.

Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom
Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom
Canon Sure Shot 60 Zoom

The left and right ends of the camera are plain without features except for the back opening latch and the battery compartment.

The top of the zoom lens has a scale that indicates the focal length at which the lens is currently set.

My copy of the 60 Zoom (Ser. #8907799 Collection #C230) shown here is actually a European Prima Zoom Shot Date which is the same camea. It was acquired in March of 2018 from a local camera show. It appears to be fully operational but I have not tested it with film. One day I will get to that maybe but I am falling way behind on my testing of all these cameras.