Shutter speed priority AE camera.
Low price body with micro-computer and simple structure was once a best seller.Many used AE-1 can be found in the used camera market.
Start of sales was in 1976. Some expert says AE-1 changed camera from mechanical products to electrical products and "something" was rapidly lost from cameras after AE-1.
It seems that some repair parts can not be provided.
When I asked Canon service station to repair shutter switch trouble, I was told they will give up if they can not find spare parts needed for repair.
Electrical shutter, shutter speed priority AE.
Manual metering with real aperture can be selected for using old lens.
Start of sales : April 1976
Weight: Body:590g + 50mmf1.4:235g =825g