Has 30+ years of SLR/camera experience.
An SLR with an electronic rangefinder to provide focus assistance. Easy to Use.
A bit late on the market. Not an Auto-Focus! Has battery Door Issues! Amature design
The AL-1 is not an autofocus camera, but rather an SLR with an electronic rangefinder to provide focus assistance. The first AF camera from Canon was the short-lived FD mount Canon T-80 introduced in April, 1985 ('Short-lived' because it was discontinued slightly over a year later in June, 1986 - because for AF it needed special lenses - only 3 were made)
The AL-1's in-focus indicator was quite appealing to the consumers who have eyesight problems or need further assurances regarding in-focus confirmation.
The QF feature provides an electronic rangefinder system which has easy-to-see arrows that points the direction of the focusing ring of the mounted FD lens. A green spot lights up when the subject is in sharpest focus. And because the Quick Focus employed a TTL (through-the-lens) system using three CCD line sensors, virtually all of Canon's interchangeable FD lenses can take advantage of the focus assist feature found in this model.
Main features of Canon AL-1 Quick Focus SLR camera is a quite accurate Quick Focus System for focus assist
-QF indicators inside the viewfinder eliminate guesswork
-A fairly bright viewfinder - using clear laser matte focusing screen
-It functions with any of the FD Lenses - wide-angle, telephoto, zooms, or macro lenses
- Aperture-priority AE + manual mode
-Simple to use, easy to command - light weight and compact in size.