Canon Canonet (~1961)
Canon Lens SE f=45mm, 1:1,9
Copal SV shutter 1s / 1/500 and B
Manual exposure or shutter priority controlled by electric eye (Selenium cell around the lens)
Flash sync M and X with pc connection in the front
This camera started production in 1961.
It was a scandal! Canon manufacturing an intermediate-market camera!
It was the first of many.
The design is superb on the top plate it as only the shutter release, with a ring around it to block the shutter, when at B, then the counter and the accessory shoe.
The other controls are in the bottom plate: the advance lever, the film release, the rewind lever and the back opening system.
The camera is quite big and heavy despite of it's smart look.
Here are some photos taken with this camera.