Konica Auto S3Film Camera

Konica Auto S3

  • Camera Type for Konica Auto S3


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  • Manufacturer of Konica Auto S3


  • Origin Country of Konica Auto S3


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Konica Auto S3120 x 75 x 60 mm
  • Camera Weight for Konica Auto S3410g
  • Camera Build Material for Konica Auto S3Metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Konica Auto S3Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Konica Auto S3Rangefinder


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Konica Auto S31/8 – 1/500
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Konica Auto S325 ISO – 800 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Konica Auto S3Aperture Priority, Manual
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Konica Auto S3CdS cell metering
  • Camera Viewfinder for Konica Auto S3Albada type, with parallax correction

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Konica Auto S3Fixed Lens
  • Common Camera Lenses for Konica Auto S3Konica Hexanon 38mm f/1.8 is a common lens for the Konica Auto S3 Konica Hexanon 38mm f/1.8
  • Camera Flash for Konica Auto S3Konica Auto S3 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Konica Auto S3Lens hood is a common accessory for the Konica Auto S3 Lens hoodSoft case is a common accessory for the Konica Auto S3 Soft case


  • Camera Battery Type for Konica Auto S3PX675
  • Battery Life for Konica Auto S3N/A
  • Battery Replaceable for Konica Auto S3Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Konica Auto S3
    Street photography
    Travel photography
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Description for Konica Auto S3 Description for Konica Auto S3

The Konica Auto S3 is a compact rangefinder camera that was introduced by Konica in 1973. It features a fixed 38mm f/1.8 lens, which provides sharp and bright images. The camera has a built-in light meter that measures the exposure and sets the shutter speed automatically. It also has a manual mode for those who prefer to set the exposure manually. The Auto S3 has a solid and durable construction, with a metal body and a leatherette covering. It has a fast and accurate rangefinder focusing system, which makes it easy to capture sharp images. The camera is known for its excellent image quality and low-light performance. It uses 35mm film and has a motor drive option for continuous shooting. Overall, the Konica Auto S3 is a reliable and versatile camera that is suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers.

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The Auto S3 has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9m, allowing for close-up shots. It has a built-in self-timer for capturing self-portraits or group photos. The camera has a hot shoe for attaching an external flash, as well as a PC sync socket for connecting a flash via a cable. The Auto S3 has a built-in light meter that uses CdS cells for accurate exposure measurement. It has a shutter speed range of 1/8 to 1/500 seconds, with a bulb mode for long exposures. The camera has a film advance lever and a rewind crank for easy film handling. The Auto S3 is powered by a single PX625 battery, which is readily available. It has a tripod socket for stable shooting and a strap lug for carrying convenience.

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Description for Konica Auto S3 Pros and Cons for Konica Auto S3

High-quality lens

Compact and lightweight

Built-in light meter

Aperture-priority automatic exposure

Accurate rangefinder focusing

Limited manual control

No interchangeable lenses

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Description for Konica Auto S3 Potential Problems and Fixes for Konica Auto S3

Light Meter Failure

The Konica Auto S3's light meter is known to fail over time. It's recommended to have it checked regularly by a professional or learn to use an external light meter as a backup.

Shutter Problems

Shutter issues such as slow or stuck shutter are common in older models. Regular use and cleaning can help prevent this.

Rangefinder Misalignment

Misalignment of the rangefinder in the Konica Auto S3 can cause focusing issues. This can be fixed by a professional camera repair service.

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