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Introduced in January 1983, the SQ-Am was a "integrated motor-drive only" version SQ-A body (in other words, the SQ-Am has no manual film advance). Up to this date installing the accessory motor drive to the SQ series of Bronicas was a tricky and somewhat unreliable process. To make a reliable motor-driven SQ, therefore, the motor was incorporated into the body of the SQ-Am. The SQ-Am used six AA batteries to drive the motor, in addition to the a small 6 volt battery to power the camera's shutter and meter. The drive ran at two frames every three seconds, with the batteries lasting for approximately 60 rolls of 120 film.
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