Canon AE-1 Program Film Camera

The classic Ae-1 got even better with this Ae-1 Program with even better specs. This camera has been tested and in working condition.  Below are quite a bit of specs for this camera.

The AE-1 Program camera was developed in response to the demand for program AE and to succeed the original AE-1. The camera now had both shutter speed-priority AE and program AE modes. It also sported a palm grip like the A-1. The camera was also compatible with the A-1’s Motor Drive MA. The viewfinder featured LEDs. It was quite an advanced camera.


Type35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size24 x 36 mm
Normal LensCanon New FD 50mm f/1.4, New FD 50mm f/1.8
Lens MountFD mount
ShutterFour-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. B, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. All speeds controlled electronically. Built-in self-timer (with beeper).
Flash SyncX-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket and hot shoe.
ViewfinderFixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.83x magnification and 94% coverage. Microprism rangefinder-encircled new split prism rangefinder with double diffraction prism at the center of Laser Matte screen. Eight focusing screens interchangeable through the mirror box.
InformationExposure meter needle, aperture scale, manual settings, program AE, Flash-ready, flash confirmation, camera shake warning, and overexposure and underexposure warnings.
Metering &
Exposure ControlSPC for TTL full-aperture centerweighted averaging metering or TTL stopped-down metering. Exposure compensation with AE lock switch. Four AE modes: Shutter speed-priority AE, program AE, preset aperture-priority AE, and Speedlite AE. Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 1 – 18. Film speed range from ISO 12 to 3200.
Power SourceOne 4LR44 alkaline battery. Battery check with button and beeper.
Film Loading &
AdvanceSlotted take-up spool. Advances with camera-top lever’s 120 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 39.
Frame CounterCounts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film RewindCamera-top crank
Dimensions &
Weight141 x 88 x 48 mm, 565 g