The Konica Auto S3 is a compact good all-around 35mm camera. With its fast lens, shutter priority and rangefinder, it makes a great everyday carry. It was produced from 1973 to 1977.

For its first roll of film, I am using an SR44 battery. This battery is 1.5v as opposed to the original 1.35v. To compensate, I adjusted the ISO setting to 200.

Make Konica
Model Auto S3
Year 1973 – 1977
Format 35mm
Shutter Copal
Speed B, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500
Lens Konica Hexanon
f1.8 38mm
Focus 0.9m – ∞
Aperture f1.8 to 16 (automatic)
Light Meter Yes
Rangefinder Yes


Example shots: UF100, stand-developed HC-110, 30 min.