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21"Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2005 Named



The Historical Camera Committee (Chairperson - Ms. MORIYAMA, Mayumi), a review group established within the Japan Camera Industry Institute, has selected the 21 cameras below, as "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2005.
We are pleased to announce of selecting historical camera models in this year 2005, in addition, we are also pleased to add "Nikon S3 Year 2000 Special model" to Year 2000's historical model which was in the market in October 2000.


Film cameras chosen for "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2005 (2 models)

No. Release Date Name of Camera Company Name Model Photosensitive Material Frame Size
1 2005-3-18 Nikon SP
Limited Edition
Nikon Corporation Direct-view finder 135 24x36mm
2 2005-10-29 Zeiss Ikon
Rangefinder Camera
Cosina Direct-view finder 135 24x36mm

Digital cameras chosen for "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2005 (19 models)

No. Release Date Name of Camera Company Name Model Storage Media Numbers of Effective Pixels
(million)
3 2005-02-09 Fujifilm
Q1 Digital 4.0 Ir
Fuji Photo Film Co.,Ltd. LCD monitor xD-Picture CardTM /
16MB Built-in memory
4.00
4 2005-02-15 Canon EOS 20 Da Canon Inc. Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM 8.20
5 2005-02-25 Nikon Coolpix 5900 Nikon Corporation Direct-view finder /
LCD monitor
SD Memory Card /
13.5MB Built-in memory
5.10
6 2005-03-12

Fujifilm FinePix F10

Fuji Photo Film Co.,Ltd. LCD monitor xD-Picture CardTM 6.30
7 2005-03-17 Canon
EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon Inc Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM 8.00
8 The end of 2005-03 Konicaminolta
Digital GENBAKANTOKU DG-5W
Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. LCD monitor SD Memory Card /
MM Card
4.00
9 The end of 2005-03 Pentax Optio WP PENTAX Corporation LCD monitor SD Memory Card /
10.5MB Built-in memory
5.00
10 2005-06-29 Nikon D50 Nikon Corporation Single-lens reflex SD Memory Card 6.10
11 2005-07 Pentax *ist DL PENTAX Corporation Single-lens reflex SD Memory Card 6.10
12 2005-08-19 Konicaminolta
-Sweet Digital
Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. Single-lens reflex SD Memory Card /
MM Card /
CompactFlashTM
6.10
13 2005-08-26 Panasonic
Lumix DMC-LX1
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. LCD monitor SD Memory Card /
MM Card

8.40

14 The end of 2005-08 Konicaminolta
Dimage X1
Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. LCD monitor SD Memory Card /
MM Card
8.00
15 2005-09-23 Nikon Coolpix P1 Nikon Corporation LCD monitor SD Memory Card /
32MB Built-in memory
8.00
16 2005-09-28

Canon EOS 5D

Canon Inc. Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM 12.80
17 2005-10-21 Ricoh GR Digital Ricoh Co.,Ltd. LCD monitor SD Memory Card /
MM Card /
26MB Built-in memory
8.13
18 2005-11-11 Olympus E-500 Olympus Corporation Single-lens reflex xD-Picture CardTM
/CompactFlashTM
8.00
19 2005-11-18 Sony
Cyber-shot DSC-R1
Sony Corporation LCD viewfinder /
LCD monitor
Memory Stick PROTM /
Compact FlashTM Type 1/II /
MicrodriveTM
10.30
20 2005-12-16 Nikon D200 Nikon Corporation Single-lens reflex CompactFlashTM /
MicrodriveTM
10.20
21 2005-12-21 Mamiya ZD Mamiya-OP
(Japanese)
Single-lens reflex SD Memory Card /
CompactFlashTM
21.30

Film camera chosen for "Japanese Historical Cameras" of 2000 (1 model)

No. Release Date Name of Camera Company Name Model Photosensitive Material Frame Size
1 2000-10 Nikon S3 Year 2000 Limited Edition Nikon Corporation Direct-view finder 135 24x36mm


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