Canon AE-1 Program | 35mm Film Camera


Canon AE-1 Program 35mm Film Camera

with 50mm F1.8 Lens

Step into the magic of 1981 with the Canon AE-1 Program, the charismatic big brother of the beloved Canon AE-1 that stole hearts half a decade earlier. While both cameras are undeniably solid, the AE-1 Program brings its own set of upgrades to the vintage photography party.

Picture this: a brighter focusing screen that transforms your lens adjustments into a symphony of consistency, creating images that resonate with your unique perspective. But that's not all—this vintage charmer boasts programmable features that add a touch of modern flair to your nostalgic photography journey.

This camera is a piece of history, meticulously restored, tested, and cleaned with love. Despite its age, your Canon AE-1 Program will perform as if you had plucked it brand new from the shelves in 1981. Imagine capturing your soulmate's smile, your puppy's adorable eyes, or the sun setting on your last day of college—straight out of the box.

Equipped with a timeless retro body and a 50mm F1.8 lens, our vintage Canon AE-1 Program 35mm film camera is your rugged metal companion, ready to document every adventure. This isn't just a camera; it's a time-traveling storyteller that weaves your tales into every frame.

Whether you're a seasoned photographer looking to expand your collection or a newbie ready to dive into the world of film photography, the Canon AE-1 Program beckons. It's not just a camera; it's an experience, a journey, and a timeless companion on your quest to capture life's most extraordinary moments. Let the adventure begin with the Canon AE-1 Program 35mm Film Camera!

Advance your photography skills and add a timepiece to your camera collection, or start your film photography experience with the Canon AE-1 Program 35mm Film Camera. 

By the way, protect your camera for 1-2 years with our protection plan. We cover all boo boos at no cost to you.

When it comes to the Canon AE-1 Program 35mm film camera, you can’t go wrong. It’s easy to learn the fundamentals of shooting film with this camera. All you have to do is put it on a strap and walk out the door! (PS we sell straps too!)

At a glance:

• Includes AE-1 Program body and 50mm F1.8 lens

• Offers Shutter Priority Mode and Program Mode

• Compatible with Canon FD lenses

• Uses 1 4LR44 battery

• Uses 35mm film (check out our film selection)


Professionally restored, tested, and cleaned. 

Functions 100%, including the light meter.

How We Grade Our Cameras

We restore, test, and clean all of our cameras to ensure that despite its age, your Cute Camera works as well as it would have if purchased it in 1976. This means that you’ll be able to capture your soulmate’s smile, your puppy dog’s eyes, or the sunset of your last day at college – straight out of the box. 


A "very good" body will have minimal signs of wear and tear. Examples include slight impurities like  worn leather or metal, signs of age on the bottom plate, and dull marks. 


A “good” body will also look nice but have some additional potential cosmetic wear such as spots with discoloration,  worn down metal or small scratches somewhere on the body.


An “average” body will be a more severe case of cosmetic wear like more extreme discoloration or worn down metal, exterior or interior black
specs, deeper scratches, or lines in the eye prism.

Hassle Free Returns

We want you to love everything about your new camera. From its vintage design to its perfect imperfections. But if you don't, we make returns as easy as possible.

If you are not feeling your Cute Camera, just send it back within 30 days and we will take care of the rest.

🌍🌄🌊 Ready for adventure

All of our Cute Cameras come ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box. We include the lens and battery** so you can start making nostalgic memories. Just add the film of your choosing and you are good to go.

Don't forget to pick up some film before you checkout! :)

**Non-USA Customers: Due to shipping restrictions we are unable to include the batteries for your Cute Camera. However, they can be easily picked up at most drug/grocery stores.

Protect Your Camera

Protect your new travel buddy, pocket historian, or sunset catcher with one simple plan that covers you no matter what.

If it breaks, we will fix it.

Easy Returns

Not in love with your Cute Camera?

We make returns easy.

Just send it back to us and we will take care of the rest!

Cute Camera Support

We are here for you! Have a question about your camera? Photography in general? what you should name your new cat? We would love to chat!

Canon AE-1 Program Photo Examples


Customer Reviews

Based on 104 reviews
Phillip Vaughn
Can’t Wait To Develop Some Film

I ok w the tactile feel of these older cameras. This one is in good condition but I do wish that it came with the lens caps. You guys should really include those in the purchase even if they are after market. Probably a great way to market your brand is to provide your own your own branded lens caps. Just a thought. Anyway. Can’t wait to share some photos.


I loved everything about my order. It came super quick, the packaging was so cute, and the camera looked absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone.

Gift Jackpot!

My boyfriend was ecstatic to receive this camera, and even said he had been perusing Cute Camera Co.’s website for one. It’s in excellent condition (I purchased very good), and he was very happy with the lens it came with, which is good because I know nothing about cameras. Shipping was also fast, and I look forward to getting him more accessories from Cute Camera Co.!

Gabriela Eichmann
I had a wonderful experience buying from c...

I had a wonderful experience buying from cute camera co. I purchased the very good option and had an issue which they were to quickly fix. I'm happy with my product and the condition of the camera. And have no doubt they are a reliable company.

Susanna C
Great camera! Very happy with it.

Great camera! Very happy with it.

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