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9 "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2001 Named



The Historical Camera Committee (Chairperson - Ms. MORIYAMA, Mayumi), a review group established within the Japan Camera Industry Institute, has selected the nine cameras below, as "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2001.


Film cameras chosen for "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2001 (4 models)

Release Date Name of Camera Company Name Model Photosensitive Material Frame Size Price in
Japanese
Yen (excluding
tax)
Characteristics
2001-02-late SHARAN Rolleiflex 2.8 F Model MegaHouse Corporation Miniature camera
(Twin-Lens Reflex)
Minox film 8x11mm 38,000 Miniature camera based on the 6 x 6 cm Rolleiflex 2.8 F.
The world's first Twin-Lens Reflex camera using Minox film.
2001-04-27 RICOH GR21 Ricoh Co, Ltd. Direct-view finder 135 24x36mm 138,000 Compact camera with 21mm wide-angle lens, consisting of nine lenses in six groups, including one aspherical lens.
2001-07-07 Nikon FM3A Nikon Corporation Single-lens reflex 135 24x36mm 96,000
(Silver),
99,000
(Black)
Shutter can be controlled mechanically or electronically across entire speed range.
2001-07-07 MINOLTA Alpha-Sweet II Minolta Co., Ltd. Single-lens reflex 135 24x36mm 67,000 Modified finder optics and pentamirror layout for smaller design.
Shape-memory alloy used in rear-cover lock.

Digital cameras chosen for "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2001 (5 models)

Release Date Name of Camera Company Name Model Storage Media Numbers of Effective Pixels Price in
Japanese
Yen
(excluding
tax)
Characteristics
2001-06-23 MINOLTA DiMAGE 7 Minolta Co., Ltd. LCD viewfinder CompactFlashTM 4.95 million
(effective pixels)
2,560 x 1,920
(recording pixels)
165,000 Uses a 2/3-inch-type 5.24 million pixel CCD, and 7x zoom lens (equivalent to 28-200mm in 135-film terms) with a large-diameter APO lens, to create 4.95 million effective pixel images.
Focusing point can be set to any point in the image.
2001-10-04 SONY Cyber-shot DSC-F707 Sony Corporation LCD viewfinder MemoryStickTM 5.02 million
(effective pixels)
2,560 x 1,920
(recording pixels)
Open Price The Hologram AF projects a laser to obtain a better distance measurement between the subject and the camera in low-light, low-contrast scenes.
Auxiliary flash can be used for frame-synched photography in darkness.
2001-11-23 OLYMPUS CAMEDIA E-20 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM,
SmartMediaTM 3.3V
4.95 million
(effective pixels)
2,560 x 1,920
(recording pixels)
220,000 New CCD supports both progressive and interlaced scan, for photography at up to 1/8,000 sec.
(2.5 million effective pixels for progressive scan).
2001-12-13 Nikon COOLPIX 5000 Nikon Corporation Direct-view finder CompactFlashTM 4.95 million
(effective pixels)
2,560 x 1,920
(recording pixels)
150,000 Vari-angle LCD monitor allows photography at many angles
(5 million effective pixels).
2001-12-late (scheduled) Canon EOS-1D Canon Inc. Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM 4.15 million
(effective pixels)
2,468 x 1,648
(JPEG recording pixels)
2,496 x 1,662
(RAW recording pixels)
750,000 Digital single-lens reflex camera with the basic performance of the EOS-1V silver halide camera (2000).
Uses a 28.7 x 11.9 mm CCD, and can shoot 21 continuous photographs at 8 frame/sec. (4.15 million effective pixels).


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