Purchased this camera on a whim, back in 2002, while traveling in France. Had a couple of films through it later that year (or so), and photographs came out a bit blurred. Perhaps the rangefinder is misaligned or the focusing ring is not locking properly, but I never got rid of it. It remained in my storage, and although I was ready to send it to be overhauled and whatnot, I never did. A pity, because this is a very nice camera, as far as the Canon rangefinders of this type go. I don’t know if I will ever send it to be repaired, but one should never say never.
Canonets are rangefinder cameras, featuring a shutter priority, run by a CdS meter, also controlling the auto exposure. There is an option of manual operation. Canon lens, 40mm/1:1.7, with an aperture range from 1.7 to 22, with shutter speeds from 1/4-1/500s. The camera also features the Canon speed-loading mechanism.
The hot shoe is situated on the top plate, near the film winder. The release button is threaded for cable. Camera body has two strap eyelets, which is very convenient if no case or half case is available.