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See also Fuji Kōgaku and Fuji Shashin Kōgyōsha, two older and unrelated companies.

Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company, which originally appeared as a film maker and later expanded as a camera maker.

History Edit

The company was founded on January 20, 1934 as Fuji Shashin Film K.K. (富士写真フィルム㈱, later translated as Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.), producing several sorts of film.[1] It was an offshoot of Dai-Nippon Celluloid K.K. (大日本セルロイド㈱), founded in 1919.[2] The company's first CEO was Asano Shūichi (浅野修一).[3] The plants were located in the village of Minami-Ashigara (南足柄村, now a city) in the prefecture of Kanagawa (神奈川県), at the foot of Mt. Hakone (箱根山).[4] It is said that the name "Fuji" (富士) was chosen by Asano Shūichi because of Mt. Fuji (富士山), situated not far from Mt. Hakone, but was already registered by a third party, to which the rights were bought for ¥8,000, an important sum at the time.[5]

The company started to produced optical glass during the early 1940s for military use.[6] The dependent company Fuji Shashin Kōki K.K. (富士写真光機㈱, meaning "Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.") was founded in 1944, from the assets of Enomoto Kōgaku Seiki Seisakusho (榎本光学精機製作所), but this was absorbed back into Fuji Shashin Film after 1945.[7] Many other Fuji companies were created after the war, all of them dependent of the main Fuji Shashin Film company and eventually of the Fujifilm Group (富士フィルムグループ).

Fuji began producing cameras in 1948 with the Fujica Six. Until the late 1970s, many cameras made by Fuji were called Fujica, a contraction of Fuji and camera (cf Leica, Yashica etc.).

The company started producing digital cameras in 1988. Fujifilm was the most agile among film makers in adapting to digital imaging. Today it offers leading technology concerning smaller digital consumer cameras with high-sensitivity CCDs (see Super CCD); it also sells expensive DSLRs.

Cameras Edit

35mm SLR cameras Edit

  • Fuji AX Multi Program

35mm compact cameras Edit

Rangefinder Edit

No exposure meter Edit
  • Fujica 35M
  • Fujica 35ML F2
  • Fujica SP
Exposure meter but not auto-exposure Edit
Autoexposure Edit

Scale/zone-focus Edit

No exposure meter Edit
Autoexposure Edit

Modern Point and Shoots Edit

Fixed focal lengthEdit
Dual focal lengthEdit
  • Fuji TW-300
  • Fuji Bōei Cardia Date
  • Fuji Bōei Cardia Super Date
  • Fuji Bōei Cardia 160 Date
  • Fuji New Bōei Cardia Super Date
  • Fuji DL-160 (Discovery 160) Tele Date
  • Fuji DL-250 Tele
  • Fuji DL-270 Wide Date]]
  • Fuji DL-400 (Discovery 400) Tele Date
  • Fuji DL-400 Tele Super Date
  • Fuji DL-500 Wide Date
  • Fuji FZ-6 Tele
Zoom Edit
  • Fujifilm DL-290 (Discovery 290) Zoom
  • Fujifilm DL-312 (Discovery 312) Zoom
  • Fuji DL-350 (Discovery 350) Zoom Date
  • Fuji DL-500 (Discovery 500) Zoom Date
  • Fuji DL-500 Mini Wide Date
  • Fuji DL-900 Zoom Date (aka Discovery 900 Zoom Date)
  • Fuji Discovery 2000 Zoom Date
  • Fuji FZ-500 Zoom Date
  • Fuji FZ-2000 Zoom Date
  • Fujifilm Zoom 60 (aka Discovery S600 Zoom (DATE))
  • Fuji Zoom 70
  • Fuji Zoom Date 70V
  • Fuji Zoom 120
  • Fuji Zoom Date 120V
  • Fuji Zoom 135
  • Fuji Zoom Date 135V
  • Fuji Zoom Cardia 600 Date
  • Fuji Zoom Cardia 700 Date
  • Fuji Zoom Cardia 800 Date
  • Fuji Zoom Cardia 900 Date
  • Fuji Zoom Cardia 2000 Date
  • Fujifilm Natura Classica
  • Fujifilm Natura NS
  • Fujifilm Silvi F135
  • Fujifilm Silvi Fi
  • Fujifilm Silvi F2.8
  • Fujifilm Silvi 1300
  • Fujifilm Silvi 90
  • Fujifilm Tiara Zoom (aka DL Super Mini Zoom)
  • Fujifilm C1 Zoom 56s/56u

Half-frame 35mm camerasEdit

35mm panorama cameras Edit

  • Fuji TX-1
  • Fuji TX-2

APS cameras Edit

Subminiature Edit

These two cameras did not go past the mock-up stage:

Instant cameras Edit


Medium format Edit



Digital Edit

For all digital cameras by Fuji (including DS, Finepix, S-series and MX) please refer to Fujifilm Digital Cameras.

Lenses Edit

Interchangeable lenses for 35mm cameras Edit

Interchangeable lenses for medium-format cameras Edit

Lenses for large-format cameras Edit

Film Edit

Despite the increasing dominance of digital cameras, Fuji continues to be a prime manufacturer of film.

Colour Edit

  • Fujichrome Astia
  • Fujichrome Provia (100, 100F)
  • Fujichrome Sensia
  • Fujicolor Superia / [[Fujicolor Press
  • Fujichrome Velvia (50, 100, 100F) -- 50, 100F discontinued in 4x5, 120 and 135mm from Dec. 2012

Black & white Edit

  • Fujifilm Neopan ACROS (100)

Instant film Edit

Integral filmEdit

  • Instax Wide
  • Instax Mini
  • Fotorama ACE
  • Fotorama FI-800 (discontinued)
  • Fotorama FI-800G (discontinued)
  • Fotorama FI-800GT
  • Fotorama FI-10 (discontinued)
  • Fotorama FI-10LT (discontinued)

PackfilmEdit

Colour

  • FP-100C, ISO 100
  • FP-100C Silk, ISO 100

Black & white

  • FP-100B, ISO 100
  • FP-400B, ISO 400
  • FP-3000B, ISO 3000

4x5 packfilmEdit

Bibliography & References Edit

  1. Date and month: Fujifilm history, vol.1, chapter 4.
  2. Fujifilm history, vol.1, chapter 1, and Koyasu, p.11 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.44.
  3. Fujifilm history, vol.1, chapter 4.
  4. Koyasu, p.11 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.44.
  5. Fujifilm history, vol.1, chapter 4.
  6. Koyasu, p.11 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.44.
  7. Fujifilm history, vol.1, chapter 10, and Koyasu, p.11 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.44.

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