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8 "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2002 Named



The Historical Camera Committee (Chairperson - Ms. MORIYAMA, Mayumi), a review group established within the Japan Camera Industry Institute, has selected the eight cameras below, as "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2002.


Film cameras chosen for "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2002 (3 models)

Release Date Name of Camera Company Name Model Photosensitive Material Frame Size Price in
Japanese
Yen (excluding
tax)
Characteristics
2002-02-22 MINOLTA Capios 160A Minolta Co., Ltd. Direct-view finder 135 24x36mm 57,000 Compact camera featuring world's first AREAR-AF having a "subject detection function" (shape recognition) that detects the point of focus with up to 195-divided areas by 7 CCD line-sensors locating within the focus frame.
2002-03-01 Canon Autoboy 155 Canon Inc. Direct-view finder 135 24x36mm 43,000 World's first camera featuring a CMOS censor integrating both AF and AE in a body.
2002-12-05 PENTAX ESPIO 24EW PENTAX Corporation Direct-view finder 135 24x36mm 56,000 Compact camera covering a wide-angle of 24 mm. It has a 4.4x zoom covering 24 -105 mm.

Digital cameras chosen for "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2002 (5 models)

Release Date Name of Camera Company Name Model Storage Media Numbers of Effective Pixels Price in
Japanese
Yen
(excluding
tax)
Characteristics
2001-02-26 MINOLTA DiMAGE X Minolta Co., Ltd. LCD viewfinder SD Card / MM Card 1.96 million 72,000 Thickness of 20 mm is accomplished by using a prism in a zoom lens (arranging a prism in a first group of the zoom lens), folding the optical axis by 90 degree, and forming an image on CCD locating in the bottom of the camera.
2002-05-29 CONTAX N DIGITAL Kyocera Corporation Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM / MicroDriveTM 6.29 million 800,000 World's first digital camera featuring a CCD having the same size of a 135 film format (24x36 mm).
2002-06-21 FUJIFILM FinePix S2 Pro Fuji Photo Film Co.,Ltd. Single-lens reflex SmartMedia / CompactFlashTM / MicroDriveTM 6.17 million 310,000 An interchangeable lens type digital SLR camera featuring a super CCD honeycomb III with 6.17 million effective pixels delivering an 12.12 million recording pixels.
2002-10-26 SIGMA SD9 SIGMA Corporation Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM / MicroDriveTM 3.43 million 200,000 A digital SLR camera featuring a "Foveon(r) X3TM image sensor" arranging a stack of three photodetectors of R, G and B.
2002-12-07 Canon EOS-1DS Canon Inc. Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM / MicroDriveTM 11.10 million Open price A digital camera featuring a CCD having the same size of a 135 film format (24x36 mm).


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