The Hayatori Renshūyō (早取練習用, meaning Fast picture-taking trainer) is a Japanese box camera, sold by Ōsaka Shashinki Shōkai on mail order. It was an early example of yen-camera (camera sold for a single yen).
The camera is only known from a single advertisement. The drawing is exactly the same as that found in older catalogues for the Britannia No.0. It shows a simple box, held in someone's left hand, with the right hand removing the lens cap to expose the film; no viewfinder is visible. The picture format is not mentioned, but it was probably No.0-size (4×5cm), the same as the Britannia.
The camera is listed in three versions without a shutter, priced at ¥1, ¥1.50 and ¥2.50, and in three shutter-equipped versions, priced at ¥3.50, ¥5 and ¥7. It was supplied with chemicals and a user manual.
- ↑ Advertisement reproduced in Morishita, p.70 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.22.
- ↑ Drawing of the Britannia No.0 reproduced in this page of the R. Konishi Rokuoh-sha website.
- ↑ The text reads as follows: "薬品独習書等を揃へて添送る".
- Morishita Hajime (森下肇). "Atomu-han kamera no subete" (アトム判カメラのすべて, All of Atom-size cameras). Kamera Rebyū: Kurashikku Kamera Senka (カメラレビュー クラシックカメラ専科) / Camera Review: All about Historical Cameras no.22, September 1992. No ISBN number. Airesu no subete (アイレスのすべて, special issue on Aires). Pp.55–70.