The Bell & Howell Focus-Matic is a vintage 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) camera produced by Bell & Howell in the 1960s and 1970s. It was designed for amateur photographers and was likely marketed as an affordable SLR camera with automatic features such as automatic exposure control and focus-aiding features like the focus-matic system.
The focus-matic system was a type of autofocus system that used a split-image rangefinder to help the photographer achieve accurate focus. The photographer would align two halves of an image in the viewfinder, which indicated that the subject was in focus.
The Bell & Howell Focus-Matic was likely well-regarded for its combination of affordability and advanced features and may now be of interest to collectors and enthusiasts of vintage photography equipment.