29 “Japanese Historical Cameras” of 2000 Named
The Historical Camera Committee (Chairperson – Ms. MORIYAMA, Mayumi), a review group established within the Japan Camera Industry Institute, has chosen the 29 cameras which were released in 2000.
Film cameras chosen for “Japanese Historical Cameras” of 2000 (16 models)
|Release Date||Name of Camera||Company Name||Model||Photosensitive Material||Frame size||Characteristics|
|2000-02-02||SEA & SEA MX-5||SEA & SEA||Direct-view finder||135||24×36||It is waterproof and features pressure resistance, down to 36 meters.
There are five colors to its transparent body.
The lens is a single-focus 28mm lens, and the focal length is 1.8 meters on land and 1 meter underwater.
|2000-03-01||Voigtlander Bessa-R||Cosina Co. Ltd.||Direct-view finder||135||24×36||A Leica-type screw mounting rangefinder camera with direct-view finder at an affordable price.
All parts are the same as the Bessa-L(1999), except the finder.
|2000-03-21||Mamiya 645E||Mamiya O.P. Co., Ltd.||Single Lens Reflex||120/220||45×60||A simplified model of the 645 Pro TL(1997) that uses a film pack and has a fixed finder.
The standard lens is included in the package and is sold at a reasonable price, thus aiming to make 4.5x6cm-sized cameras easier to use.
|2000-03-25||Canon EOS-1V||Canon Inc.||Single Lens Reflex||135||24×36||A great improvement from its predecessor EOS-1N(1994), with 45-point Area AF and 21-Zone Evaluative Metering, magnesium alloy body, 100% picture coverage finder, water and dust resistance, and other features.|
|2000-03-25||Canon EOS-1V HS||Canon Inc.||Single Lens Reflex||135||24×36||EOS-1V with power drive booster(PB-E2) that enables continuous shooting of 10 frames per second.|
|2000-04-01||MINOLTA Capios 150S||Minolta Co., Ltd.||Direct-view finder||135||24×36||35mm compact camera that has a safety lock which does not open up accidentally.|
|2000-04-07||SHARAN Nikon F Model||MegaHouse Corporation||Direct-view finder||Minox film||8×11||A Nikon F-based camera which is about half its size.
It uses Minox film.
|2000-04-07||SHARAN Leica IIIf Model||MegaHouse Corporation||Direct-view finder||Minox film||8×11||A Leica IIIf-based camera which is about half its size.
It uses Minox film.
|2000-04-27||Nikon F80S||Nikon Corporation||Single Lens Reflex||135||24×36||The on-demand grid lines are displayed in the finder, and the color of the focusing area changes from black to red depending on the brightness of the subject (Vari-Brite focus area).
It can also imprint exposure data between frames.
|2000-07-03||GOKO MAC-10 Z3000 macromax||Goko Camera Co., Ltd.||Direct-view finder||135||24×36||Compact camera with 38-115mm Zoom lens that can shoot close-up macro pictures as close as 10cm.
It has diopter adjustment and corrects exposure as well.
|2000-09-15||MINOLTA Alpha-7||Minolta Co., Ltd.||Single Lens Reflex||135||24×36||Built-in 9-point, dual crosscut autofocusing sensor.
It also has a built-in LCD Navigation Display on the back cover that can be displayed both vertically and horizontally.
|2000-09-23||Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 120ED QD||Nikon Corporation||Direct-view finder||135||24×36 / 13×36||3.2x zoom compact camera with ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and two aspherical lens elements.|
|2000-10-20||Canon EOS7||Canon Inc.||Single Lens Reflex||135||24×36||A model that is classed between the EOS3 and EOS Kiss (III).
A well-balanced camera with new functions.
|2000-10-31||CONTAX N1||Kyocera Co. Ltd.||Single Lens Reflex||135||24×36||AF SLR camera that changed the lens mount from its conventional CONTAX SLR cameras.
It can attach an AF lens for the CONTAX 645(1999) series, using an adapter (and can be used with AF mode).
|2000-11-28||BRONICA RF645||Tamron Co.,Ltd.||Direct-view finder||120/220||45×60||Direct-view finder, coupled rangefinder camera for 6×4.5cm-sized format with interchangeable lenses.
It is a manual focusing camera with built-in programmed AE.
|2000-12-08||Konica Lexio 70||Konica Corporation||Direct-view finder||135||24×36||Full-flat clam shell sliding cover in front of the metallic body.
It has a 2.5x zoom covering 28-70mm, and has a full focusing range as close as 35cm for macro shooting.
Digital cameras chosen for “Japanese Historical Cameras” of 2000 (13 models)
|Release Date||Name of Camera||Company Name||Model||Storage Media||Total Numbers of Pixels||Characteristics|
|2000-03-18||OLYMPUS CAMEDIA C-3030ZOOM||Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.||Optical viewfinder||SmartMediaTM||3.34 million pixels||3.34 million-pixel CCD with sound recording, continuous shooting, USB 1.1 connections and more.|
|2000-04-20||CASIO Digital Seal Camera ZR-10 Petit Colle||Casio Computer Co.,Ltd.||Optical viewfinder||Built-in memory||100,000 pixels||Features a built-in printer and can print out stickers on the spot.|
|2000-04-27||Nikon COOLPIX 990||Nikon Corporation||Optical viewfinder||CompactFlashTM||3.34 million pixels||5-Area Multi AF (user selectable).
4x digital zoom, USB 1.1 connection, and motion picture capturing capability of up to 40 seconds.
|2000-05-26||Canon IXY Digital||Canon Inc.||Optical viewfinder||CompactFlashTM||2.21 million pixels||Digital camera of the APS(IX240) IXY(ELPH) series. It is a compact digital camera that features 2x zoom lens and 3-point AiAF multi-point focus|
|2000-06-17||CASIO Wrist Camera WQV-1||Casio Computer Co.,Ltd.||LCD screen||Built-in memory||28,000 pixels||World’s first wristwatch-type digital camera.|
|2000-06-29||RICOH RDC-200G||Ricoh Co., Ltd.||Optical viewfinder||SmartMediaTM||2.3 million pixels||Dustproof and waterproof at IPX-7 standards. It adopts rubber and magnesium diecast for durability.
It uses an optical 3x zoom lens.
|2000-07-01||FUJIFILM FinePix 40i||Fuji Photo Film Co.,Ltd.||Optical viewfinder||SmartMediaTM||2.4 million pixels||It can record up to 80 minutes in mp3 format, and can store motion pictures with sound for up to 80 seconds.
It can also release a shutter at 1/1,000 sec.
Image output is approximately 4.32 million pixels.
|2000-07-08||FUJIFILM FinePix S1 Pro||Fuji Photo Film Co.,Ltd.||Single Lens Reflex||CompactFlashTM,
|3.4 million pixels||Nikon F60D (1998)-based digital camera that has a 3.4 million-pixel CCD, that is equivalent to “C” size of an Advanced Photo System (IX240) film.
It was released at the low cost of 375,000 Japanese yen.
|2000-07-08||PENTAX EI-200||The Asahi Optical Co., Ltd.||Optical viewfinder||CompactFlashTM||2.11 million pixels||Developed in collaboration with Hewlett Packard U.S.A.
The camera body and the function selection resemble that of a 35mm (135) format compact camera and it is easy to use.
|2000-09-23||PENTAX EI-2000||The Asahi Optical Co., Ltd.||Single Lens Reflex||CompactFlashTM||2.24 million pixels||Developed in collaboration with Hewlett Packard U.S.A.
SLR digital camera with 3x zoom lens equivalent to 34-107mm on a 35mm (135) format camera.
|2000-10-20||Canon EOS D30||Canon Inc.||Single Lens Reflex||CompactFlashTM||3.25 million pixels||For the imaging elements, it adopts a CMOS sensor with an RGB color filter that is equivalent to “C” size of an Advanced Photo System film.
It was released at the low cost of 358,000 Japanese yen.
|2000-10-21||OLYMPUS CAMEDIA E-10||Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.||Single Lens Reflex||SmartMediaTM,
|4 million pixels||A digital camera that uses a 2/3-inch, 4 million-pixel CCD.
The lens is a built-in zoom lens equivalent to 35-140mm on a 35mm (135) format camera.
|2000-11-18||OLYMPUS CAMEDIA E-100RS||Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.||Electronic viewfinder||SmartMediaTM,
|1.51 million pixels||The combination of digital zoom and optical zoom (7-70mm) enables telephoto shooting which is equivalent to approximately 1,000mm.
It can shoot 1.51 million-pixel images of up to 15 frames per second consecutively.