29 "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2000 Named

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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 24x36 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 24x36 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 45x60 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 24x36 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 24x36 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 24x36 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 8x11 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 8x11 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 24x36 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 24x36 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 24x36 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 24x36 / 13x36 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 24x36 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 24x36 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 45x60 Direct-view finder, coupled rangefinder camera for 6x4.5cm-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 24x36 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,
SmartMediaTM
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,
CompactFlashTM
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,
CompactFlashTM
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.

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