Canon AE-1

The Big Commercial Success
The AE-1 camera was launched in 1976 by Canon Co., Ltd. and employed electronically controlled shutter with cloth curtain and shutter-speed-priority AE system. Since the camera was equipped with automatic winding mechanism and continuous shooting mode with the Winder-A (which was an option), it was a big hit, and it is said that it was sold more than four million five hundred thousand worldwide.

HISTORY of the LARGEST SELLING SLR of the time...
The Canon AE-1 was the first 35mm SLR camera to be controlled solely via a built-in Central Processing Unit (CPU) and made SLR photography available to beginners and amateurs at a reasonable prices - with a record of over 5 million units been sold worldwide, the success of which firmly established Canon as the leader in camera innovations.
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