Camera meant for film. A Canon T50 sold complete with an all-round lens which can be used for anything like classic photojournalism style photos to beautiful portraits. This model was made between 1983 and 1989. It doesn't get any more 1980s than this, just look at the distinct design language on the camera shape.
You set the focus yourself exactly where you want it in the image by turning a barrel on the lens. Anything else is automatic by default. If you'd rather set shutter speed, aperture opening etc yourself, you can do that, too.
Batteries are the regular AA penlight kind found in any store.