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This page intends to list the price of the cameras sold in Japan, year by year.

1906 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Cherry No.1 2
Cherry No.2 2.50
Cherry No.3 3.90
Champion 8.50

1907 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Cherry No.1 2
Cherry No.2 2.50
Cherry No.3 3.90

1908 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Sakura Prano No.2 (nimaigake) 27
Sakura Prano No.2 (kabine) 37
Sakura Prano No.4 (nimaigake) 47
Sakura Prano No.4 (kabine) 58
Sakura Prano No.6 (nimaigake) 60
Sakura Prano No.6 (kabine) 75
Noble (kabine, Bausch & Lomb Symmetrical, Auto) 75
Sakura Prano No.7 (kabine) 100
Sakura Prano No.7 (kabine, focal-plane shutter) 135
Noble (kabine, Carl Zeiss Ser.IIa No.3, Auto) 160
Noble (kabine, Carl Zeiss Ser.IIb No.5a, Compound) 205

1909 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Pocket Idea A1 25
Idea No.2 (nimaigake) 27
Idea No.2 (kabine) 37
Idea No.4 (nimaigake) 47
Lily (Universal Rapid, Auto) 50
Idea No.4 (kabine) 58
Idea No.6 (nimaigake) 60
Lily (Simili Anastigmat, Koilos) 65
Idea No.6 (kabine, Symmetrical, Auto) 75
Idea Binocular No.4 98
Lily (Goerz Dagor Ser.III No.0, Compound) 120
Idea No.6 (kabine, Protar Ser.IIIa No.3, Auto) 143
Idea No.6 (kabine, Goerz Ser.III, Auto) 178

1911 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Champion 8.50
Minimum Idea (cloth case) 9.50
Pocket Idea B 15
Navy 16
Pocket Idea A1 (Bausch & Lomb RR, Gem) 26
Idea No.2 (nimaigake) 27
Pearl Hand Camera No.3 (Rapid Rectilinear, Simplex) 28
Pocket Idea A1 (Bausch & Lomb Symmetrical, Auto) 36
Idea No.2 (kabine) 37
Pearl Hand Camera No.4 (Symmetrical, Auto) 43
Idea No.4 (nimaigake) 47
Idea No.4 (kabine) 58
Pearl Hand Camera No.4 (Extra Aplanat, Compound) 60
Idea No.6 (nimaigake) 60
Idea No.6 (kabine, Symmetrical, Auto) 75
Idea Reflex (8×10.5cm, body only) 95
Idea Binocular No.4 (Symmetrical, Auto) 98
Pocket Idea A1 (Tessar f/6.3, Koilos) 105
Noble (kabine, Extra Rapid Aplanat, Compound) 105
Pearl Hand Camera No.4 (Tessar Ser.IIb No.4, Koilos) 115
Idea No.6 (kabine, Protar Ser.IIIa No.3, Auto) 128
Idea Binocular No.6 (Symmetrical, Auto) 135
Idea Reflex (4×5in, body only) 135
Noble (kabine, Protar Ser.IIIa No.3, Auto) 143
Idea No.6 (kabine, Tessar Ser.IIb No.5, Auto) 160
Idea Reflex (12×16.5cm, body only) 175
Noble (kabine, Tessar Ser.IIb No.5a, Compound) 188

1912 Edit

Model Price (¥)
New Idea No.2 (nimaigake) 30

1914 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Idea A1 (Rapid Aplanat, Single) 26
Idea No.2 (nimaigake) 27
Idea A1 (Extra Rapid Aplanat, Pronto) 36
Idea No.2 (kabine) 37
Idea No.4 (nimaigake) 47
Idea No.4 (kabine) 58

1915 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Eagle A (8×10.5cm) 9.50
Eagle B (8×10.5cm) 12
Eagle C (8×10.5cm) 18

1916 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Idea Snap 6
Korok 15

1918 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Special Pearl (tefuda-size) 86
Special Pearl (hagaki-size) 95

1921 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Lily No.2 (meishi-size, Voltas f/8, Victo) 78
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Voltas f/8, Victo) 93
Lily No.2 (meishi-size, Idea Anastigmat f/7.5, Victo) 97
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Idea Anastigmat f/7.5, Victo) 103
Ichikawaya field camera (Novar Double Anastigmat f/6) 105
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Idea Anastigmat f/7.5, Victo) 108
Lily No.2 (meishi-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Victo) 108
Ichikawaya field camera (Trinar No.2 f/6) 118
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Idea Anastigmat f/7.5, Victo) 121
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Auto) 133
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Auto) 138
Lily No.2 (meishi-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Optimo) 138
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Auto) 149
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Optimo) 153
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Optimo) 158
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.3, Optimo) 170
Ichikawaya field camera (Dallmeyer Ser.II No.4 f/6) 175
Ichikawaya field camera (Goerz Dagor No.2 f/6.8) 185
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Velostigmat Ser.I f/6.3, Optimo) 192
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Dynar f/6.3, Compur) 194
Lily No.2 (meishi-size, Velostigmat Ser.II f/4.5, Optimo) 204
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Dynar f/6.3, Compur) 210
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Cooke Ser.III f/6.3, Optimo) 210
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Collinear f/6.3, Compur) 221
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Collinear f/6.3, Compur) 226
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Velostigmat Ser.II f/4.5, Optimo) 229
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Dynar f/6.3, Compur) 232
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Dagor f/6.3, Compur) 233
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Tessar Ser.IIB f/6.3, Optimo) 236
Lily No.2 (tefuda-size, Dagor, Compur) 238
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Collinear f/6.3, Compur) 253
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Dagor f/6.3, Compur) 272

1922 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Idea Anastigmat f/7.5, Victo) 108
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Idea Anastigmat f/7.5, Victo) 121
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Vinco Anastigmat, Auto) 133
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Vinco Anastigmat, Auto) 140
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Vinco Anastigmat, Optimo) 153
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Vinco Anastigmat, Optimo) 170
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Collinear f/6.3, Compur) 221
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Tessar Ser.IIb, Optimo) 231
Special Pearl (tefuda-size, Dagor f/6.3, Compur) 233
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Collinear f/6.3, Compur) 253
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Dagor f/6.3, Compur) 272
Special Pearl (hagaki-size, Tessar Ser.IIb, Optimo) 276

1924 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Pearl No.2 (Rapid Rectilinear) 26
Idea No.1 (Rapid Rectilinear) 29
Pearl No.2 (Deltas f/6.8) 32
Idea No.1 (Deltas f/6.8) 35
Pearl No.2 (Deltas f/6.8) 48
Idea No.1 (Velostigmat Ser.IV f/6.8) 51
Apollo (Testar f/6.3, Ibsor) 70
Secrette Special 85
Neat Lily (Deltas f/6.8) 90
Apollo (Testar f/4.5, Compur) 95
Neat Lily (Verito f/6.8) 155
Neat Lily (Xenar f/4.5) 155
Neat Lily (Heliar f/4.5) 210
Misuzu model D (studio camera) 250
Misuzu model A (studio camera) 450

1925 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Speed Reflex (meishi, body only) 70
Speed Reflex (tefuda, body only) 80
Speed Reflex (meishi, Royal) 90
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Royal) 100
Photoman Special Reflex 125

1926 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Pearl No.2 (f/6.8) 32
Idea No.1 (meishi, f/6.8) 35
Idea No.1 (tefuda, f/6.8) 45
Mizuno field camera (kabine size, Meyer Aristoplanat) 69
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi size, body only) 70
Neat Lily (tefuda size, Deltas f/6.8) 95
Special Lily (meishi size, Verito f/4.5) 145
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi size, Krauss Tessar) 150
Mizuno field camera (yotsugiri size, Meyer Aristoplanat) 167
Mizuno field camera (kabine size, Carl Zeiss Tessar) 175
Neat Lily (tefuda size, Verito f/4.8) 175
Neat Lily (tefuda size, Heliar f/4.5) 210
Neat Reflex (tefuda size, Dynar 15cm f/5.5) 210
Neat Lily (tefuda size, Tele-Dynar f/6.3) 215
Neat Reflex (tefuda size, Heliar 18cm f/4.5) 230
Neat Reflex (tefuda size, Heliar 15cm f/4.5) 240
Neat Reflex (tefuda size, Heliar 15cm f/3.5) 290
Idea Spring (kabine size, Dynar 18cm f/5.5) 290
Idea Spring (kabine size, Collinear 18cm f/6.3) 310
Idea Spring (kabine size, Dynar 21cm f/5.5) 320
Idea Spring (kabine size, Heliar 18cm f/4.5) 330
Mizuno field camera (yotsugiri size, Carl Zeiss Tessar) 365

1927 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Record 6
Pearl No.2 (wooden, f/6.8) 32
Pearl No.2 (metal, Deltas f/6.8) 34
Idea No.1 (daimeishi, Deltas f/6.8) 35
Idea No.1 (daimeishi, Trinar f/6.3) 40
Palma (daimeishi, f/6.8) 45
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/6.3) 50
Palma (daimeishi, Helioplan f/6.3) 65
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, body only) 70
Simplex Reflex (atom, body only) 70
Speed Reflex (meishi, body only) 75
Speed Reflex (tefuda, body only) 80
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, Helioplan f/6.8) 80
Neat Lily (tefuda, f/6.8) 80
Speed Reflex (atom, body only) 85
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/4.5) 85
Simplex Reflex (atom, Helioplan f/4.5) 110
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, Anticomar f/4.2) 120
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Dallmeyer Speed f/4.5) 135
Simplex Reflex (atom, f/2.5) 135
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, Heliar f/4.5) 155
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, Heliar f/3.5) 163
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/4.5) 175

1928 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/6.3) 50
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/6.8, Vario) 55
Mikuni (Wekar f/6.3, Ibsor) 55
Palma (daimeishi, Helioplan f/6.3, Ibsor) 65
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/4.5, Ibsor) 68
Palma (tefuda, Helioplan f/6.3, Ibsor) 70
Simplex Reflex (atom, body only) 70
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, body only) 70
Mikuni (Wekar f/4.5, Compur) 75
Speed Reflex (tefuda, body only) 80
Speed Reflex (atom, body only) 85
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/4.5) 85
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/4.5, Compur) 85
Speed Reflex (meishi, Royal f/4.5) 88
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/4.5, Compur) 90
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Royal f/4.5) 93
Speed Reflex (meishi, Kenngott f/4.5) 110
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Kenngott f/4.5) 115
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, Anticomar f/4.2) 120
Speed Reflex (meishi, Ernoplast f/4.5) 120
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Ernoplast f/4.5) 125
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Xenar f/4.5) 130
Simplex Reflex (atom, Tessar f/4.5) 150
Speed Reflex (meishi, Krauss Tessar f/4.5) 155
Speed Reflex (atom, Tessar f/4.5) 158
Simplex Reflex (daimeishi, Tessar f/4.5) 160
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Tessar f/4.5) 180
Speed Reflex (atom, Tessar f/3.5) 185

1929 Edit

Model Price (¥)
It (set) 4.30
Light (3×4) 4.50
Record 6
Special East 28
First (Trimer f/6.3, Vario) 34
Rubies Hand (Meyer f/6.3, Vario) 40
First (Trimer f/4.5, Vario) 42
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/6.3, Vario) 45
Rubies Hand (Meyer f/6.3, Ibsor) 46
First (Trimer f/6.3, Compur) 48
Special Pearlette (Eurynar f/6.3, Pronto) 48
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/6.3, Vario) 50
Special Pearlette (Trinar f/6.3, Ibsor) 53
Rubies Hand (Meyer f/4.5, Ibsor) 55
Speed Reflex (atom, body only) 58
Special Pearlette (Trinar f/4.5, Ibsor) 60
Palma (tefuda, Welka f/6.3, Vario) 60
Rubies Hand (Meyer f/4.5, Compur) 65
Palma (daimeishi, Meyer f/6.3, Ibsor) 65
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/4.5, Ibsor) 68
Special Pearlette (Trinar f/4.5, Compur) 70
Simplex Reflex (atom, body only) 70
Speed Reflex (meishi, body only) 75
Palma (tefuda, Meyer f/6.3, Ibsor) 75
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/4.5, Compur) 75
Nifcarette (Xenar f/4.5, Compur) 75
Speed Reflex (tefuda, body only) 80
Palma (tefuda, Welka f/4.5, Ibsor) 80
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/4.5, Compur) 85
Palma (tefuda, Welka f/4.5, Compur) 90
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/3.5, Compur) 98
Speed Reflex (meishi, Kenngott Anastigmat f/4.5) 107
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Kenngott Anastigmat f/4.5) 115
Speed Reflex (meishi, Xenar Anastigmat f/4.5) 115
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Xenar Anastigmat f/4.5) 120
Speed Reflex (meishi, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/4.5) 140
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Xenar Anastigmat f/3.5) 150
Simplex Reflex (atom, Tessar f/4.5) 150
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/4.5) 152
Speed Reflex (atom, Ernotar f/2.7) 170
Speed Reflex (meishi, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.7) 270
Speed Reflex (tefuda, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.7) 320

1930 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Rubies B (Meyer f/6.3, Vario) 32
Nifcarette B (Pronto) 33
First (Trimer f/6.3, Vario) 34
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/6.3, Vario) 36
Nifcaklapp (f/6.3) 39
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/6.3, Vario) 40
First (Trimer f/4.5, Vario) 42
Nifcarette B (f/6.3, Ibsor) 42
Palma (tefuda, Welka f/6.3, Vario) 48
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/4.5, Ibsor) 55
Palma (atom, Anticomar f/4.5, Compur) 55
Simplex Reflex (atom, body only) 56
Palma (tefuda, Meyer f/6.3, Ibsor) 60
Palma (tefuda, Welka f/4.5, Ibsor) 64
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/4.5, Compur) 68
Palma (tefuda, Welka f/4.5, Compur) 72
Palma (daimeishi, Welka f/3.5, Compur) 78
Nifcarette (Xenar f/4.5, Compur) 90
Simplex Reflex (atom, Tessar f/4.5) 120

1931 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Tougo A (set) 1
Katei (small) 1
Chitose New (set) 1
Katei (large) 1.5
Tougo B (set) 2
Chitose Vest (alone) 2
Chitose Reflex (alone) 2.20
Tougo C (set) 3
Chitose Vest (set) 3
Chitose Reflex (set) 3
Sakura (box) (4×6.5) 3.5
Sakura (box) (6×9) 5
Nifca-Dox 29

1932 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Tougo No.1 (set) 1
Tougo No.2 (set) 2
Tougo No.3 (set) 3
Baby Sport 3
Tougorette No.4 (set) 5
Egorette 18
Rubies C (f/6.3) 22
Kinka (Meyer f/6.3, New Vario) 32
Rubies B (Meyer f/6.3, New Vario) 32
Rubies B (Meyer f/6.3, Ibsor) 38
Kinka (Meyer f/4.5, New Vario) 39
Rubies B (Meyer f/4.5, Auto Pronto) 42
Rubies B (Meyer f/4.5, Ibsor) 45
Kinka (Meyer f/4.5, Auto Pronto) 45
Kinka (Meyer f/4.5, Ibsor) 50
Rubies B (Meyer f/4.5, Auto Compur) 55
Rubies B (Xenar f/4.5, Auto Compur) 65
Kinka (Meyer f/4.5, Auto Compur) 65

1933 Edit

Model Price (¥)
First Roll (Trinar f/6.3, Vario) 30
Weha Light B (Heliostar f/6.3, Koilos) 35
Year-Eight Idea (Zion f/6.3, Apus) 40
Weha Light B (Heliostar f/6.3, Neuheil B) 45
Weha Light B (Heliostar f/4.5, Koilos) 45
Weha Idea (Heliostar f/6.3, Neuheil B) 45
First Roll (Trinar f/4.5, Vario) 45
Year-Eight Idea (Zion f/4.5, Apus) 47
Year-Eight Idea (Zion f/6.3, Zeus) 50
Weha Light B (Heliostar f/4.5, Neuheil B) 50
Weha Idea (Heliostar f/6.3, Neuheil A) 50
Weha Idea (Heliostar f/4.5, Neuheil B) 52
Year-Eight Idea (Zion f/4.5, Zeus) 55
Weha Idea (Heliostar f/4.5, Neuheil A) 55
Weha Light B (Heliostar f/6.3, Neuheil A) 55
Weha Light B (Heliostar f/4.5, Neuheil A) 60

1934 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Olympic A 9.75
Olympic B 15
Baby Pearl (Optor f/6.3) 25
Gold (Trionar f/6.3, Elka) 30
Baby Pearl (Optor f/4.5) 32
First Roll (f/6.3, Magna) 33
Gold (Trionar f/4.5, Elka) 38
Special First (Toko f/6.8, Magna) 39
Baby Pearl (Hexar f/4.5) 40
Gold (Tenar f/4.5, Pronto) 45
First Roll (f/4.5, Vario) 46
Special First (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 48
Special First (f/4.5, Vario) 53
Gold (Tenar f/4.5, Ibsor) 65
Special First (f/4.5, Pronto) 65
Special First (f/4.5, Ibsor) 70
Gold (Tenar f/4.5, Compur) 85
Special First (f/4.5, Compur) 93
Special First (Xenar f/4.5, Compur) 104

1935 Edit

Model Price (¥)
B Pearlette 9.50
Kinka C 15
Minolta Vest (f/8) 19.50
Super (body only) 20
Tokiwa No.1 24
Tokiwa No.2 28
Super (Trionar f/6.3, Elka) 30
Tokiwa No.3 31
Special Super (body only) 32
Ohca (f/6.3) 32
First Roll (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 33
First (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 34
Ohca (f/4.5) 37
Super (Heliostar f/4.5, Koilos) 37
Super (Tenar f/4.5, Rulex D) 40
Kinka D (Trionar f/4.5, Elka) 40
First (State f/4.5, Magna) 41
First Roll (State f/4.5, Magna) 43
Semi First (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 43
Special Super (Trionar f/6.3, Elka) 45
Semi First (Toko f/4.5, Magna) 50
Special Super (Heliostar f/4.5, Koilos) 50
Super (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex B) 50
First (Tenar f/4.5, Rulex B) 50
Semi Prince (Radionar f/6.3, Perfect) 52
Special Super (Tenar f/4.5, Rulex D) 53
First Etui (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 54
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Vario) 54
Super (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex A) 55
Happy (Coronar f/4.5, Crown B) 55
Semi Prince (Regulyt f/4.5, Vario) 55
First (Tenar f/4.5, Rulex A) 57
Special First (Tenar f/4.5, Rulex B) 57
First Etui (State f/4.5, Magna) 60
Semi Prince (Radionar f/4.5, Perfect) 60
Special First (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex B) 62
Semi Proud (Lausar f/4.5, Rulex B) 62
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Pronto) 65
Special First (Tenar f/4.5, Rulex A) 65
Special Super (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex B) 65
Happy (Coronar f/4.5, Crown S) 65
Semi Prince (Isco f/4.5, Pronto) 65
Special First (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex A) 70
Kinka D (Radionar f/3.5, Rulex A) 70
Special Super (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex A) 70
First Etui (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex B) 72
First Etui (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex A) 80
Super (Radionar f/4.5, Compur) 80
First (Simlar f/4.5, Seikosha) 81
Super (Meyer f/4.5, Compur) 85
Special First (Simlar f/4.5, Seikosha) 88
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Compur) 89
Semi Prince (Isco f/4.5, Compur) 89
Special Super (Radionar f/4.5, Compur) 98
Special Super (Meyer f/4.5, Compur) 105
Semi Proud (Corygon f/3.5, Compur) 105
First Etui (Simlar f/4.5, Seikosha) 105
First Etui (Trinar f/4.5, Compur) 115
Special First (Xenar f/4.5, Compur) 116
Semi Proud (Corygon f/2.9, Compur) 120
Auto Minolta (Actiplan f/4.5, Crown) 135
First Etui (Tessar f/4.5, Compur) 165

1936 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Baby Clover A 5
Baby Clover B 5.50
Baby Clover B2 6
Olympic A 9.75
Olympic B 15
Mulber 15
Kinka C 15
Hansa Rollette Ref 16
Minolta Vest (f/8) 19.50
Vest Alex 19.50
Kinka Lucky (f/6.3) 22.50
Olympic C 24
Walz (3×4) 24
Tokiwa No.1 24
Baby Lyra (f/6.3) 25
Tokiwa No.2 28
Minolta Vest (f/5.6) 28
Dianette / Pionette (f/6.3, focusing) 28
Tokiwa No.3 32
Ohca (f/6.3) 32
Baby Lyra (f/4.5) 32
Kinka Lucky (f/4.5) 33
Venus F 34
Venus FF 34
Super Olympic D 35
Semi Lyra (f/6.3) 35
Baby Rosen (Trinar f/4.5, Argus) 35
Ohca (f/4.5) 37
Semi First B (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 38
Semi Proud (Proud f/6.3, Rulex D) 40
Baby Lyra (f/3.5) 42
Semi First A (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 43
Semi Lyra (f/4.5) 43
Tokiwa No.0 45
Semi First B (Toko f/4.5, Magna) 45
Semi Proud (Proud f/4.5, Rulex D) 45
Baby Rosen (Corygon f/4.5, Vario) 45
Rosen Four (Rosen f/4.5, Rosen) 48
Semi Dymos A 49
Speed Pocket (Toko f/4.5, Licht) 50
Semi First A (Toko f/4.5, Magna) 52
Semi Prince (Radionar f/6.3, Perfect) 52
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Vario) 54
Semi Prince (Regulyt f/4.5, Vario) 55
Semi Dymos B 55
Baby Rosen (Corygon f/4.5, Pronto) 55
Rosen Four (Corygon f/4.5, Vario) 55
Semi Lyra (f/3.5) 58
Semi Proud (Proud f/3.5, Rulex B) 58
Semi Dymos C 59
Semi First A (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex B) 60
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 5–150) 60
Semi Prince (Radionar f/4.5, Perfect) 60
Semi Dymos E 60
Semi Dymos F 63
Hansa Semi Rollette 63
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Pronto) 63
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 5–150) 65
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 2–250) 65
Semi Prince (Isco f/4.5, Pronto) 65
Rosen Four (Corygon f/4.5, Prontor II) 69
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 2–250) 70
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 75
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 80
Semi Minolta (with accessory rangefinder) 80
Baby Rosen (Corygon f/4.5, Compur) 80
Rosen Four (Corygon f/3.5, Prontor II) 80
Rosen Four (Corygon f/4.5, Compur) 82
Semi First A (Toko f/4.5, Seikosha) 85
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Compur) 89
Semi Prince (Isco f/4.5, Compur) 89
Rosen Four (Corygon f/3.5, Compur) 95
Semi First A (Toko f/3.5, Seikosha) 98
Semi Proud (Corygon f/3.5, Compur) 105
Rosen Four (Corygon f/2.9, Compur) 110
Semi Proud (Corygon f/2.9, Compur) 120
Semi Proud (Corygon f/2.9, Compur-Rapid) 135
Auto Minolta (Actiplan f/4.5, Crown) 135
Auto Minolta (Tessar f/4.5, Compur) 250
Auto Minolta (Tessar f/4.5, Compur-Rapid) 265

1937 Edit

It is said that an additional excise tax of 20 percent was decided on August 12, 1937, after the outbreak of war with China.[1] This apparently caused an important price rise on some models.

Model Price (¥)
Sakura (bakelite) 6.50
Baby Light (RR lens) 7
Olympic Junior 8.50
Baby Minolta 9.50
Midget 10
Baby Light (f/6.3) 12
Olympic B 15
Baby Chrome (f/6.3) 15
Hansa Rollette Ref 16
National (4×6.5) (f/6.8) 17
Pearlette (US 8) 17
Clover Baby Ref 18.50
Minolta Vest (f/8) 19.50
Tsubasa Chrome (Lucomar f/6.3) 19.50
Kinka Lucky (f/6.3) 22.50
Olympic C 24
Walz (3×4) 24
National (4×6.5) (f/6.3) 25
Baby Lyra (Pionar f/6.3) 25
Roll Light Ref (f/6.3, Genira) 25
Vest Alex 25
Minolta Vest (f/5.6) 28
Pearlette (Optor f/6.3) 28
Baby Chrome (f/4.5) 28
Tsubasa Chrome (Lucomar f/4.5) 28.50
Bakyna (Pionar f/6.3, Picco) 29
Kinka Roll (Trionar f/6.3, Elka) 30
Ohca (f/6.3) 32
Baby Lyra (Terionar f/4.5) 32
Kinka Lucky (f/4.5) 33
Super Olympic D (f/4.5) 35
Minolta Vest (f/4.5) 35
National (4×6.5) (f/4.5) 35
Semi Lyra (Pionar f/6.3, Picco) 35
Semi Kinka (f/6.3) 35
Ohca (f/4.5) 37
Semi First B (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 38
Kinka Roll (Trionar f/4.5, Elka) 38
Semi Chrome B (New Gold f/4.5) 38
Collex 39
First Six (Toko f/6.3, Magna) 40
Minolta Six (f/5.6, Crown C) 40
Semi Proud (Proud f/6.3, Rulex D) 40
Baby Lyra (Terionar f/3.5) 42
Roll Light Ref (f/4.5, Light C) 43
Semi Lyra (Terionar f/4.5, Noblo) 43
Neure Six (Neure f/4.5, Rulex D) 43
Semi First B (Toko f/4.5, Magna) 45
Semi First B (First f/4.5, Rulex D) 45
Super Olympic DIII (f/4.5) 45
Semi Proud (Proud f/4.5, Rulex D) 45
Semi Chrome B (Lausar f/4.5) 45
Semi Kinka (f/4.5, 25–150) 45
Vester-Lette 45
First Six (Toko f/4.5, Magna) 46
Semi Lester (f/4.5, Rulex D) 48
Semi Lucky (Radionar f/4.5, Perfekt) 48
Picny 48.80
Roll Light Ref (f/4.5, Light B) 49
Baby Semi First I (Toko f/4.5, Licht) 49.50
Semi First B (First f/4.5, Rulex B) 50
Kinka Roll (Tenar f/4.5, Rulex A) 50
Victor (f/4.5, Rulex D) 50
Semi National (f/4.5, Rulex D) 50
Semi Proud (Proud f/4.5, Rulex B) 50
Gelto (f/4.5, No.1 Gelto) 52
Neure Six (Neure f/4.5, Rulex B) 52
Semi Prince (Radionar f/6.3, Perfect) 52
Baby Semi First II (Toko f/4.5, Licht) 53
Minolta Six (f/4.5, Crown B) 53
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Vario) 54
Semi First B (First f/4.5, Rulex A) 55
Semi Prince (Regulyt f/4.5, Vario) 55
Semi Lester (f/4.5, Rulex B) 55
Gelto (f/4.5, No.2 Gelto) 58
Victor (f/4.5, Rulex B) 58
Semi Lyra (Terionar f/3.5, Noblo) 58
Semi Proud (Proud f/3.5, Rulex B) 58
Semi Rosen 58
Super Makinet Six (Lausar f/4.5, Rulex B) 58
Semi First A (Radionar f/3.5, Rulex B) 60
Semi First A (First f/3.5, Rulex B) 60
First Six (First f/3.5, Rulex B) 60
Minolta Six (f/4.5, Crown S) 60
Neure Six (Neure f/4.5, Rulex A) 60
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 5–150) 60
Semi National (f/4.5, Rulex B) 60
Semi Prince (Radionar f/4.5, Perfect) 60
Semi Lester (f/4.5, Rulex A) 60
New Semi Lyra (Terionar f/4.5, Fujikō B) 60
Semi Dymos EII 62
Neure Six (Neure f/3.5, Rulex B) 62
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Pronto) 63
Hansa Semi Rollette 63
Semi Dymos FII 65
Lyra Six (Terionar f/4.5) 65
Gelto D III (f/4.5) 65
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 5–150) 65
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 1–300) 65
Semi Minolta 65
Semi Lucky II (Radionar f/4.5, Perfekt) 65
Semi Prince (Isco f/4.5, Prontor I) 65
Semi National (f/4.5, Rulex A) 65
Victor (f/4.5, Rulex A) 65
Super Makinet Six (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex A) 65
Clover-Six 68
Chrome Dax II 70
Neure Six (Neure f/3.5, Rulex A) 70
Semi National (f/3.5, Rulex B) 70
Semi Dymos FV 70
New Semi Lyra (Terionar f/3.5, Fujikō B) 70
Semi Lyra (Goldar f/3.5, Noblo) 70
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Prontor II) 70
Semi Kinka (f/4.5, 1–300) 70
Semi Lester (f/3.5, Rulex B) 70
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 1–300) 70
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 75
Semi Lester (f/3.5, Rulex A) 75
Semi Prince (Isco f/4.5, Prontor II) 75
First Six S (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex B) 75
First Six S (First f/3.5, Rulex B) 75
Victor (f/3.5, Rulex A) 78
Semi Olympus (Zuiko f/4.5, Rulex) 78
Semi National (f/3.5, Rulex A) 78
Neure Six (Radionar f/3.5, Rulex A) 80
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 80
Lyra Six (Terionar f/3.5) 80
Semi First A (Toko f/4.5, Seikosha) 85
First Six (Toko f/4.5, Seikosha) 85
Semi First A (First f/2.9, Rulex A) 85
First Six (First f/2.9, Rulex A) 85
Semi Proud (Corygon f/3.5, Prontor II) 85
Semi Prince (Isco f/4.5, Compur) 89
Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Compur) 89
Semi Prince II (Isco f/4.5, Prontor II) 93
Kinka Roll (Meyer f/4.5, Compur) 95
Semi Olympus II 95
Semi First A (Toko f/3.5, Seikosha) 98
First Six (Toko f/3.5, Seikosha) 98
Lyra Six (Terionar f/2.9) 98
Semi Olympus (Zuiko f/4.5, Compur) 98
First Six S (First f/2.9, Rulex A) 100
First Six S (Toko f/4.5, Seikosha) 100
Semi Proud (Corygon f/3.5, Compur) 105
Semi Prince II (Isco f/4.5, Compur) 109
First Six S (Toko f/3.5, Seikosha) 113
Semi Prince (Xenar f/4.5, Compur-Rapid) 113
Semi Proud (Corygon f/2.9, Compur) 120
Baika (Lausar f/4.5) 120
Semi Proud (Corygon f/2.9, Compur-Rapid) 135
Auto Minolta (Actiplan f/4.5, Crown) 135
Semi Prince II (Xenar f/4.5, Compur-Rapid) 143
Nippon (4.5×6) 150
Weha Chrome Six 155
Prince Flex 165
Auto Semi Minolta 195
Auto Minolta (Tessar f/4.5, Compur-Rapid) 265
Olympus Standard 275

1938 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Guzzi 5.50
Mulber 10
Baby Minolta 11
Midget 13.50
Pilot Ref (3×4) 18
Baby Chrome (f/6.3) 18
National (4×6.5) (f/6.8) 19.50
Pearlette (US 8) 20
Minolta Vest (f/8) 21
Tsubasa Chrome (Lucomar f/6.3) 23
Alma Baby Ref 23.50
Tsubasa Chrome New (Lucomar f/6.3) 25
Olympic Four (June 1938) 25
Baby Lyra (Pionar f/6.3) 28
Olympic Four (August 1938) 29
National (4×6.5) (f/6.3) 30
Minolta Vest (f/5.6) 32
Pearlette (Optor f/6.3) 33
Baby Chrome (f/4.5) 33.50
Tsubasa Spring 34
Tsubasa Chrome (Lucomar f/4.5) 34
Tsubasa Chrome New (Lucomar f/4.5) 34
Baby Lyra (Terionar f/4.5) 36
Minolta Vest (f/4.5) 38
National (4×6.5) (f/4.5) 38
Boltax 39
Pearlette (Optor f/4.5) 45
Tsubasa Super Semi (Lucomar f/4.5) 45
Semi Kinka (f/4.5, 25–150) 45
Minolta Six (f/5.6, Crown C) 46
Baby Lyra (Terionar f/3.5) 46
Super Makinet Six (Super f/4.5, Rulex D) 46
Super Flex Baby 49
Semi National (Rulex D, f/4.5) 50
National Six (Rulex D, f/4.5) 50
Semi Victor (f/4.5, Rulex D) 50
Tsubasa Super Semi (Lausar f/4.5) 50
Semi Lyra (f/4.5) 52
Semi Elega (Elega f/4.5, Rulex D) 53
Weha Six (Weha f/4.5, Lidex C) 53
Adler Four 56
Semi National (body release, Rulex D, f/4.5) 57
National Six (body release, Rulex D, f/4.5) 57
Pearlette (Hexar f/4.5) 58
Picny 58
Minion 58
Adler B 58
Semi Victor (f/4.5, Rulex B) 58
Minolta Six (f/4.5, Crown B) 60
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 5–150) 60
Semi National (Rulex B, f/4.5) 60
National Six (Rulex B, f/4.5) 60
New Semi Lyra (Terionar f/4.5, Fujikō B) 60
Semi Lyra (f/3.5) 62
Baby Semi First III (Toko f/4.5, Licht) 62
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex B) 63
Standard Gelto D III (f/4.5) 65
Super Makinet Six (Lausar f/4.5, Rulex B) 65
Adler III 65
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 5–150) 65
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 1–300) 65
Semi National (Rulex A, f/4.5) 65
National Six (Rulex A, f/4.5) 65
Semi Victor (f/4.5, Rulex A) 65
Semi National (body release, Rulex B, f/4.5) 67
National Six (body release, Rulex B, f/4.5) 67
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex A) 68
Happy (Coronar f/4.5, Crown B) 68
Minolta Six (f/4.5, Crown S) 70
Semi National (Super Rapid, f/4.5) 70
National Six (Super Rapid, f/4.5) 70
Semi Elega (Elega f/4.5, Rulex B) 70
Semi Kinka (f/4.5, 1–300) 70
New Semi Lyra (Terionar f/3.5, Fujikō B) 70
New Semi Lyra (Terionar f/4.5, Fujikō A) 70
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 1–300) 70
Semi National (body release, Rulex A, f/4.5) 72
National Six (body release, Rulex A, f/4.5) 72
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/3.5, Rulex B) 72
Super Makinet Six (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex A) 73
Standard Gelto D III (f/3.5) 75
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 75
Semi National (body release, Super Rapid, f/4.5) 77
National Six (body release, Super Rapid, f/4.5) 77
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/3.5, Rulex A) 77
Semi Victor (f/3.5, Rulex A) 78
Semi Pearl (Optor f/4.5, Apus) 78
Happy (Coronar f/4.5, Crown S) 78
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 80
Semi National (Super Rapid, f/3.5) 80
National Six (Super Rapid, f/3.5) 80
New Semi Lyra (Terionar f/3.5, Fujikō A) 80
Adler A 85
Silver Gelto D III (f/3.5) 85
Weha Six (Weha f/4.5, Prontor II) 85
Semi National (body release, Super Rapid, f/3.5) 87
National Six (body release, Super Rapid, f/3.5) 87
Arsen 88
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/4.5, Parkur) 89
Weha Six (Weha f/3.5, Prontor II) 95
Semi Victor (f/2.9, Rulex A) 95
Semi Olympus II (up to Summer 1938) 95
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/3.5, Parkur) 98
Semi Elega (Isco f/4.5, Prontor II) 98
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/4.5, Compur) 100
Semi Olympus II (from Summer 1938) 105
Semi Minolta II (Prontor II) 105
Semi Pearl (Hexar f/4.5, Durax) 105
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/3.5, Compur) 110
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/2.9, Parkur) 115
Vero Four (C) 115
Vero Four D 115
Super Semi Proud (Proud f/3.5, Rulex B) 120
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/2.9, Compur) 125
Vero Four F 125
Super Semi Proud (Proud f/3.5, Rulex A) 130
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/4.5, Parkur) 135
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/3.5, Parkur) 145
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/4.5, Compur) 145
Super Semi Proud (Proud f/3.5, Compur) 155
Super Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Compur) 155
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/3.5, Compur) 155
Weha Chrome Six 155
Auto Minolta (Actiplan f/4.5, Crown) 155
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/2.9, Parkur) 165
Super Semi Proud (Corygon f/3.5, Compur) 167
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/2.9, Compur) 175
Lord (Tōkyō Kōgaku) 180
Super Semi Proud (Corygon f/2.9, Compur) 190
Lyra Flex 190
Weha Chrome Six II 195
Auto Semi Minolta 195
Riken No.1 195
Prince Flex 198
Rollekonter 210
Minoltaflex 245
Auto Press Minolta 265
Auto Minolta (Tessar f/4.5, Compur) 295

1939 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Guzzi 5.50
Baby Minolta 12
Midget 13.50
New Midget 13.50
Baby Chrome (f/6.3) 18
Pilot Ref (3×4) 18
Chukon Ref 20
Pearlette (US 8) 20
Prince Baby Ref 21
Minolta Vest (f/8) 23
Tsubasa Chrome New (Lucomar f/6.3) 25
Baby Pearl (Optor f/6.3) 29
Peacock II 30
Olympic Four I 32
Olympic Four II 33
Pearlette (Optor f/6.3) 33
Baby Chrome (f/4.5) 33.50
Tsubasa Spring 34
Tsubasa Chrome New (Lucomar f/4.5) 34
Tsubasa A Chrome 38
Baby Pearl (Optor f/4.5) 38
Boltax 39
Minolta Vest (f/4.5) 41
Semi Lyra I (f/6.3, Picco) 44
Semi Renky 45
Tsubasa Super Semi (first version) 45
Idea (f/6.3, Apus) 45
Pearlette (Optor f/4.5) 45
Super Makinet Six (Super f/4.5, Rulex D) 46
Idea (f/6.3, Apus, brown or green) 47
Ohca (f/6.3, Durax) 47
Kadera 48
Baby Pearl (Hexar f/4.5) 48
Ohca (f/6.3, Durax, brown or green) 49
Semi Lyra I (f/4.5, Picco) 50
Tsubasa Super Semi (second version) 50
Idea (f/4.5, Apus) 50
Idea (f/4.5, Apus, brown or green) 52
Ohca (f/4.5) 52
Weha Six I (Weha f/4.5, C shutter) 53
Ohca (f/4.5, brown or green) 54
Pearlette (Hexar f/4.5) 58
Semi Lyra I (f/4.5, Fujikō B) 58
Super Flex Baby 58
Baby Semi First I (First f/4.5, Licht) 60
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 5–150) 60
Picny E 62
Semi Victor (f/4.5, Rulex B) 63
Baby Semi First II (First f/4.5, Licht) 64
Baby Semi First I (Toko f/4.5, Licht) 65
Victor Six (f/4.5, Rulex B) 65
Semi Prux 65
Baby Pearl (Hexar f/3.8) 65
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 5–150) 65
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 1–300) 65
Semi Mulber (Mulber f/4.5, Perfect) 65
Super Flex Baby II 65
Super Makinet Six (Lausar f/4.5, Rulex B) 65
Semi Lyra II (f/4.5, Fujikō B) 67
Semi Lyra I (f/3.5, Fujikō B) 68
Baby Semi First II (Toko f/4.5, Licht) 69
Victor Six
(exposure counter, f/4.5, Rulex B)
70
Semi Victor (f/4.5, Rulex A) 70
Seica 70
Minion (black, manual advance) 70
Semi Lucky III (Radionar f/4.5, Perfekt) 70
Semi Condor (f/4.5, Rulex B) 70
Semi National II (Rulex B, National f/4.5) 70
National Six II (Rulex B, National f/4.5) 70
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 1–300) 70
Mulber Six III (Mulber f/4.5, 5–150) 70
Condor Six (ordinary) (f/4.5, Rulex B) 72
Super Makinet Six (Radionar f/4.5, Rulex A) 73
Victor Six (f/4.5, Rulex A) 73
Lyra Six III (f/4.5, Fujikō B) 74
Mulber Six (Eclat f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 75
Semi Mulber (Mulber f/4.5, Mulber) 75
Semi National II (Rulex B, U.L.L. f/4.5) 75
National Six II (Rulex B, U.L.L. f/4.5) 75
Semi National II (Rulex A, National f/4.5) 75
National Six II (Rulex A, National f/4.5) 75
Semi Lyra II (f/3.5, Fujikō B) 77
Semi Lyra II (f/4.5, Fujikō A) 78
Semi Condor (f/4.5, Rulex A) 78
Semi Pearl (Optor f/4.5, Apus) 78
Victor Six
(exposure counter, f/4.5, Rulex A)
78
Mulber Six (Lausar f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 80
Mulber Six III (Mulber f/4.5, 1–300) 80
Semi National II (Rulex A, U.L.L. f/4.5) 80
National Six II (Rulex A, U.L.L. f/4.5) 80
Condor Six (ordinary) (f/4.5, Rulex A) 80
Semi Victor (f/3.5, Rulex A) 83
Minion (black, auto-stop advance) 83
Lyra Six III (f/3.5, Fujikō B) 84
Clover-Six 2 (f/4.5) 85
Semi Mulber (Lausar f/4.5, Mulber SR) 85
Lyra Six III (f/4.5, Fujikō A) 85
Semi Prince III (Isco f/4.5, Prontor I) 85
Semi National II (Super Rapid, National f/4.5) 85
National Six II (Super Rapid, National f/4.5) 85
Victor Six (f/3.5, Rulex A) 85
Condor Six (f/4.5, Rulex A) 86
Semi Lyra II (f/3.5, Fujikō A) 88
Arsen 88
Semi Condor (f/3.5, Rulex A) 90
Victor Six
(exposure counter, f/3.5, Rulex A)
90
Semi National II (Super Rapid, U.L.L. f/4.5) 90
National Six II (Super Rapid, U.L.L. f/4.5) 90
Semi National II (Rulex A, National f/3.5) 90
National Six II (Rulex A, National f/3.5) 90
U Semi First (First f/4.5, Wester I) 93
U First Six (First f/4.5, Wester I) 93
Condor Six (ordinary) (f/3.5, Rulex A) 93
Minion (chrome, auto-stop advance) 93
Weha Six II (Weha f/4.5, Prontor II) 95
Semi National II (Rulex A, U.L.L. f/3.5) 95
National Six II (Rulex A, U.L.L. f/3.5) 95
Lyra Six III (f/3.5, Fujikō A) 95
Clover-Six 2 (f/3.5) 98
Condor Six (f/3.5, Rulex A) 98
Baby Semi First III (First f/4.5, Wester I) 100
Semi Minolta II (f/4.5, Crown B) 100
Semi Olympus II (f/4.5, Koho) 105
Weha Six II (Weha f/3.5, Prontor II) 105
Mulber Six III (Mulber f/4.5, 1–300, self-timer) 105
Semi Pearl (Hexar f/4.5, Durax) 105
Semi Prince III (Isco f/4.5, Prontor II) 105
U Semi First (First f/3.5, Wester I) 110
U First Six (First f/3.5, Wester I) 110
Vero Four C 115
Vero Four D 115
U Semi First (First f/4.5, Wester II) 118
U First Six (First f/4.5, Wester II) 118
Semi Prince III (Isco f/4.5, Compur) 120
Semi Minolta II (f/3.5, Crown B) 120
Vero Four F 125
U Semi First (First f/3.5, Wester II) 135
U First Six (First f/3.5, Wester II) 135
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/4.5, Parkur) 135
Lyra Six II (f/2.9) 135
U Semi First (Toko f/4.5, Seikosha) 140
U First Six (Toko f/4.5, Seikosha) 140
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/3.5, Parkur) 145
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/4.5, Compur) 145
Semi Prince III (Xenar f/4.5, Compur-Rapid) 155
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/3.5, Compur) 155
Super Semi Proud (Corygon f/4.5, Compur) 155
U Semi First (Toko f/3.5, Seikosha) 160
U First Six (Toko f/3.5, Seikosha) 160
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/2.9, Parkur) 165
Super Semi Proud (Corygon f/3.5, Compur) 167
Super Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/2.9, Compur) 175
Lyrax (f/4.5, Fujikō B) 185
Super Semi Proud (Corygon f/2.9, Compur) 190
Lyrax (f/4.5, Fujikō A) 195
Gokoku 195
Prince Flex 198
Lyrax (f/3.5, Fujikō B) 200
Lyrax (f/3.5, Fujikō A) 210
Weha Chrome Six II 235
Auto Semi Minolta 255
First Reflex 265
Ricohflex 320

1940 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Guzzi 5.50
Bolex 9.50
Mycro 18.50
Prince Baby Ref 21
Peacock 28
Light 28
Baby Pearl I 28[2]
Olympic Four I 32
Olympic Four II 33
Pearlette 33[2]
New Olympic 38
Super Makinet Six
(ordinary model, Super f/4.5, Rulex D)
40
Doris (Doris f/4.5, Doris) 43
Minolta Six (f/5.6, Crown C) 46
Boltax II 47
Doris (U.L.L. f/4.5, Kerio) 48
Baby Pearl II 48[2]
Comet (3×4) 55
Doris (U.L.L. f/4.5, Selon) 58
Pocket Prince (Baron f/4.5, Kerio) 58
Tsubasa Super Semi 58
Tsubasa II Super Semi 60
Well Standard 60
Minolta Six (f/4.5, Crown B) 60
Picny E 62
Semi Prux (U.L.L. f/4.5, Licht) 65
Super Flex Baby II 65
Doris (U.L.L. f/3.5, Selon) 68
Minolta Six (f/4.5, Crown S) 70
Semi Rosen III (Rosen f/4.5, Lex) 70
Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex B) 70
Star Semi I (December) 74
Semi Solon (Solon f/4.5, speeds from 1/5) 74
Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex A) 75
Super Flex Baby III 78
Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/3.5, Rulex B) 80
Semi Prux (U.L.L. f/3.5, Prux) 80
Semi Proud (U.L.L. f/3.5, Rulex A) 85
Semi National III (National f/4.5, Rulex B) 85
National Six III (National f/4.5, Rulex B) 85
Semi Solon (Solon f/4.5, speeds from 1s) 88
Semi National III (National f/4.5, Rulex A) 89
National Six III (National f/4.5, Rulex A) 89
Star Semi V (December) 90
Semi National III (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex B) 90
National Six III (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex B) 90
Semi National III (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex A) 94
National Six III (U.L.L. f/4.5, Rulex A) 94
Arsen 95
Gaica 98
Star Semi I (August) 100
Star Semi II (December) 100
Semi Rosen III (Keef f/4.5, Prontor II) 105
Semi National III (National f/3.5, Rulex A) 105
National Six III (National f/3.5, Rulex A) 105
Semi National III (U.L.L. f/3.5, Rulex A) 110
National Six III (U.L.L. f/3.5, Rulex A) 110
Star Semi II (August) 120
Semi Sport (Radionar f/4.5) 121
Star Semi III (December) 121
Semi Rosen III (Welta f/4.5, Prontor II) 125
Vesten 125
Vero Four F 125
Star Semi IIIA (December) 140
Star Semi IIIB (December) 155
Semi Leotax 155[2]
Waltax 160
Semi National III (National f/3.5, Compur) 170
National Six III (National f/3.5, Compur) 170
Semi National III (U.L.L. f/3.5, Compur) 175
National Six III (U.L.L. f/3.5, Compur) 175
Semi Olympus III (Zuiko f/4.5) 190
Starflex (wartime) 230
Semi Olympus III (Zuiko f/3.5) 235
Weha Chrome Six II 245
Mamiya Six 252[2]
Auto Semi Minolta 255
Weha Chrome Six III 275
Minoltaflex 275
Auto Press Minolta 310
Canon 480[2]

1941 Edit

It is said that the excise tax was raised to 50 percent in November 1941.[3]

Model Price (¥)
Pilot Ref (3×4) 16
Pilot Ref (4×4) 19
Mycro 19
Mycroflex 41
Boltax III 41
Vest Olympic 42
Minolta Vest f/5.6 42.50
New Olympic II 43
Semi Renky 43
Doris (Doris f/4.5, Doris) 44
Minolta Vest f/4.5 48
Kinsi I 48
Letix 55
Doris (U.L.L. f/4.5, Selon) 58
New Semi Renky I 58
Tsubasa Super Semi 58
Seica 60
Alma Four Junior 60
Doris (U.L.L. f/3.5, Selon) 68
New Semi Renky II 68
Andes Four 70
Alma Four 70
Zeitax I 73
Semi Ako (f/4.5, 5–200) 74
New Semi Condor (f/4.5, Rulex B) 74
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/4.5, Shinko) 74
Semi Solon (Solon f/4.5, speeds from 1/5) 74
Super Flex Baby III 77
Ugein III (6×6, f/4.5, Rulex B) 79
New Semi Condor (f/4.5, Rulex A) 81
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/3.5, Selon) 83
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/4.5, Rulex B) 85
New Semi Renky III 85
Tsubasa Kiko Three (f/4.5, 5–200) 85
New Semi Condor (f/3.5, Rulex B) 85
Super Flex Baby IIIA 88
Gaica II 88
Semi Solon (Solon f/4.5, speeds from 1s) 88
Semi Lyra F (f/4.5) 88
Lyra Six F (f/4.5) 89
BB Semi First I 90
Ugein III (6×6, f/3.5, Rulex B) 94
New Semi Condor (f/3.5, Rulex A) 94
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/3.5, Rulex B) 95
New Semi Renky U 95
Roico 95
Semi Lyra F (f/3.5) 98
Semi Ako (f/3.5, 1–300) 98
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/4.5, Rulex A) 100
Ugein III (6×6, f/4.5, Rulex A) 100
Semi Minolta II (f/4.5, Crown) 100
Lyra Six F (f/3.5) 101
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/3.5, Rulex A) 105
Semi Kulax I 105
BB Semi First III 110
Oko Six (f/4.5) 110
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/4.5, Koho) 110
Ugein III (6×6, f/3.5, Rulex A) 112
BB Semi First IIII 115
Semi Leotax (auto-stop advance, f/4.5) 115
Semi Minolta II (f/3.5, Crown) 120
Semi Kreis (Hershl f/4.5, Ueber-Rapid) 121
Semi Sport (Regulyt f/4.5) 121
Semi Sport (Lucky f/4.5) 121
Star Semi III 121
Ugein III (6×6, f/4.5, Koho) 128
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/3.5, Koho) 130
Semi Kulax III 130
Tsubasa Kiko Three (f/3.5, 1–200) 130
Semi Kreis (K.O.L. Special f/3.5, Ueber-Rapid) 135
BB Semi First V 135
Oko Six (f/3.5) 135
Ricohflex B 140
Star Semi IIIA 140
Semi Leotax (auto-stop advance, f/3.5) 140
Ugein III (6×6, f/3.5, Koho) 140
Star Semi IIIB 155
Gotex 160
Semi Sport (Xenar f/4.5) 160
Semi Sport (Lucky f/3.5) 160
Rorter Ref 170
Lyrax F (f/3.5) 220
Lyra Flex F 230
Starflex (wartime) 230
Weha Chrome Six New 248
Lyra Flex J 252
Auto Semi Minolta 290
Minoltaflex 295
Auto Press Minolta 363
Minoltaflex Automat 493

1942 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Pilot Ref (3×4) 18.95
Pilot Ref (4×4) 22.50
New Midget II 22.50
Baby Pilot (f/4.5) 41
Boltax III 48
Baby Pilot (f/3.5) 52
Letix (Ukas f/4.5, AKK) 55
Bolty 56
Kinsi I 56.80
Well Standard II 71
Semi Zeitax 84
Heil C (25–200) 85
Semi Ace 86
Semi Gelto I 87
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/4.5, Shinko) 87
Well Super I 88
Super Flex Baby III 90
Romax (6×6) (T, B, 1–200, self-timer) 92
Pilot Six (f/4.5) 92
New Semi Condor (f/4.5, 1–300) 93
Adler Six I 93
Well Standard III 94
Semi Proud II (U.L.L. f/3.5, Selon) 96
Heil C (1–200) 101
Semi Lyra F (f/4.5) 101
Super Flex Baby IIIA 102
Semi Gelto II 104
Star Semi V 105
New Semi Condor (f/3.5, 1–300) 108
Kraft I (Kraft f/3.5, Licht) 109
Pilot Six (f/3.5) 109
Adler Six II 111
Well Super IIIA 111
Semi Lyra F (f/3.5) 112
Semi Metax 114
Ami 115
Star Semi II 116
Semi Clover 2 118
Semi Clover 3 118
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/4.5, Rulex A) 118
Ugein III (6×6, f/4.5, Rulex A) 118
Oko Six I (f/4.5) 123
Semi Kulax I 123
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/3.5, Rulex A) 124
Kraft II (Kraft f/3.5, Perfect) 125
Alfax 128
Clover-Six 3 129
Well Standard I 129
Well Super IIIB 129
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/4.5, Koho) 130
Zeitax II 132
Ugein III (6×6, f/3.5, Rulex A) 133
Primo I 136
Roavic (f/3.5, Lex) 139
Romax (6×6) (T, B, 5–200) 140
Semi Clover 4 140
Star Semi III 140
Sintax 140
Semi Sport (Regulyt f/4.5) 142
Semi Sport (Lucky f/4.5) 142
Semi Kreis (K.O.L. Trio f/4.5, Orient A) 143
Oko Six II (f/3.5) 147
Zeitax III 150
Semi Clover B2 151
Clover-Six 4 151
Ugein III (6×6, f/4.5, Koho) 151
Semi Kulax III 152
Ugein III (4.5×6, f/3.5, Koho) 154
Kiko Semi 158
Semi Kreis (K.O.L. Trio f/3.5, Orient A) 160
Primo II 160
Star Semi IIIA 162
Clover-Six B 163
Ricohflex B 166
Ugein III (6×6, f/3.5, Koho) 166
Semi Gelto S 170
Rollekonter B 178
Star Semi IIIB 180
Roavic (f/3.5, Parkur-Rapid) 182
Waltax 185
Gotex 187
Semi Sport (Lucky f/3.5) 188
Rorter Ref 199
Auto Keef I 223
Shinko Super I 259
Rollekonter II (Tokyo Compur) 260
Auto Keef II 264
Rollekonter II (Rapid-Compur) 278
Lyra Flex J 289
Nōman Flex 290
Auto Semi Minolta 290
Elmoflex 292
Minoltaflex Automat 493

1943 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Baby Doris I 52
Baby Doris II 68
Alma Four (Selon) 77.70
Baby Doris IIII 80
Alma Four (Kerio) 89.80
Wester (f/4.5, no self-timer) 103
Wester (f/4.5, self-timer) 135
Zeitax III 150
Primo I 157.5
Wester (f/3.5, self-timer) 159
Miyako Six 166
Rollekonter B 178
Primo II 184.94
Waltax 185
Semi Leotax
(auto-stop advance, f/3.5, no self-timer)
189
Ugein 191.56
Semi Leotax
(auto-stop advance, f/3.5, self-timer)
216
Auto Keef I 223
Rollekonter II (March) 260
Auto Keef II 264
Elmoflex 292
Rollekonter II (July) 300.02
Kiko Flex 305
Rollekonter III 321.94
First Reflex I 340.20
First Reflex II 362
Taroflex 378
Rollekonter A (March) 379
Rollekonter A (July) 437.90
Minoltaflex Automat 493

1944 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Guzzi 7.88
Bolex 16.40
Mycro 25.64
New Mycro 48.20
New Gold (f/4.5) 85
Black Minion II 115.26
Chrome Minion II 121.81
Arsen 125
New Gold (f/3.5) 125
Zeitax III 169
Kiko Semi 180.94
Super Olympus (f/4.5) 203
Waltax 210
Gotex 214.42
Semi Lead (February) 219.20
Super Olympus (f/3.5) 243.30
Semi Lead (May) 258.66
Lyra Flex F 296.72
Auto Keef I 307
Rollekonter II 354.04
Taroflex 378
Rollekonter III 379.90
Auto Semi First 392.54
First Reflex I 399.20
First Reflex II 418
Rollekonter A 578

1946, June (controlled prices) Edit

The prices in that section are controlled prices set on 17 June 1946.[4]

Description Picture's
size
Lens'
aperture
Shutter's
Speed
Remarks Controlled
selling prices
of maker (¥)
Controlled
selling prices
of wholesaler (¥)
Controlled
selling prices
of retailer (¥)
Pearlette Tangyoku[5] 4×6.5 F 8 1/100 528 549 635
Pearlette 6.3 4×6.5 F 6.3 1/100 594 618[6] 710
Baby Pearl Optor 3×4 F 4.5 1/100 759 789 910
Baby Pearl Hexar 3×4 F 4.5 1/100 803 835 960
Minion II Gata[7] 4×5 F 3.5 1/100 946 984 1100
Minion III Gata[7] 4×5 F 3.5 1/100 1507 1567 1800
Semi Pearl B Gata[7] 4.5×6 F 4.5 1/100 Hexar Apus 1727 1796 2050
Semi Pearl B Gata[7] 4.5×6 F 4.5 1/100 Hexar Durax 1782 1853 2100
Semi Pearl A Gata[7] 4.5×6 F 4.5 1/100 Hexar Durax Helicoid 2090 2173 2600
Pearl 6×9 F 6.3 1/100 Apus Helicoid 1870 1944 2330
Olympus Six 6×9 F 3.5 1/200 1980 2059 2350
Super Olympus Six 6×6 F 3.5 1/200 2200 2288 2640
Mamiya Six III 1/400 6×6 F 3.5 1/400 4400 4576 5250


1950 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Dox 850
Mycro Ordinary 1,250
Mycro II 1,550
Million Proud 4,300
Olympus Chrome Six I 11,500
Olympus Chrome Six II 13,600

1951 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Dox 850
Mycro I 850
Dox New Six 1,300
Mycro II 1,400
Mycro Super 16 1,650
Sunny 2,500
Baby Suzuka 3,800
Centre Six 4,500
Semi Blond 8,000
Semi Masmy 10,000
Semi Frank 10,500
Waltax Senior 13,000
Pearl RS 14,850
Eleger Reflex 19,000
Elmoflex III-C 29,500

1952 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Dox III 1,200
Sunny 2,500
Binox 3,800
Baby Suzuka 3,800
Baby Suzuka II 4,300
Doris-P 7,000
Semi Frank 9,800
Frank Six 10,000
Carl Six 11,000
Semi Leotax DL (Reginon, Wester) 12,500
Semi Leotax DL (Kominar, Copal) 13,500
Semi Minolta P 13,600
Luck 14,000
Zenobia CI 14,000
Semi Leotax DL (Toko, Copal) 14,500
Zenobia CII 15,000

1953 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Aruba 35 1,400
Vesterflex 3,000
Mikono Flex C 3,200
Baby Suzuka II 4,300
Semi Hobix 4,500
Mikono-35 4,800
Mikono-6 4,800
Million Proud 5,200
Semi Masmy IIIB 8,000
Ruvinalflex 8,000
Ruvinalflex A 8,200
Mikono Flex P 8,300
Oscar Six Ia 8,300
Rocky Semi 8,300
Silverflex Model S 8,500
Atomflex 8,500
Sanon Six II 8,500
Pigeon Six 9,000
Daido Six 9,000
Toho Six I 9,400
Ruvinalflex B 9,500
Tomy 9,700
Beauty Six 9,800
Sanon Six III 9,800
Semi Masmy IIIA 9,800
Dorimaflex B 10,000
Dorimaflex B AL 10,500
Shinkoh Rabbit 10,500
Dorimaflex A 11,500
Comex 35 12,000
Semi Leotax DL (Reginon, Wester) 12,500
Dorimaflex AII 12,500
Dorimaflex AII AL 13,000
Union Semi 13,000
Semi Leotax DL (Kominar, Copal) 13,500
Zenobia CI 14,000
Semi Leotax DL (Toko, Copal) 14,500
Ofuna Six (Nissei) 15,000
Mirax-A reflex housing
(Leica mount)
15,200
Alpenflex 16,000
Zenobia CII 16,000
Princeflex 17,000
Cosmoflex 18,000
Elegaflex IB 18,000
Semi Leotax R (Toko, Copal) 18,500
Zenobia R 19,000
Mirax-B reflex housing
(Contax and Nikon mount)
19,800
Tanack 35
(no slow speeds, with Tanar f/3.5)
23,800
Pearl II (f/4.5) 26,650
Ofunaflex 30,000
Pearl II (f/3.5) 30,150

1954 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Ponix 1,800
Aruba 35 II 4,000
Semi Hobix 4,500
Muse Six 6,800
Ruvinalflex A 8,200
Silverflex Model S 8,500
Renown Six 1a 8,500
Ruvinalflex B 9,500
Renown Six IIa 9,800
Sister Six 9,800
Crystar Six or Crystar 15 9,800
Beauty Six 9,800
Frank Six IV 9,800
Escaflex J 9,800
Chiyoca I (body only) 10,000
Baron Six 10,300
Walcon Semi 11,000
Semi Minolta P 11,800
Crystar Six IIIA 12,000
Veri Flex I 12,000
Sisley 1 12,500
Zenobia CI 13,000
Kyowa Six RIII 13,000
Baron-RI 13,200
Frank Six V 13,500
Cosmoflex II 13,800
Silver Six 13,850
Ofuna Six (NKS-FB) 14,500
Ofuna Six (Nissei) 15,000
Baron-RII 15,000
Semi Leotax R (Reginon, Wester) 15,000
Elegaflex 15,000
Alpenflex IIO 16,000
Semi Leotax R (Kominar, Copal) 16,100
Topcon 35 16,500
Zenobia RI 16,500
Princeflex 17,000
Alpenflex IIS 17,000
Chiyoca I (with Lena f/3.5) 17,000
Semi Leotax R (Toko, Copal) 17,200
Petri Super 17,500
Chiyoca IIF (body only) 18,000
Princeflex II 18,000
Zenobia RII 18,500
Mamiya Six K 18,800
Reflex Beauty 18,800
Copenflex 19,500
Silver Super Six 19,850
Tanack 35
(no slow speeds, with Tanar f/3.5)
23,800
Chiyoca IIF (with Lena f/3.5) 25,000
Tanack 35
(no slow speeds, with Tanar f/2.8)
26,400
Tanack 35
(slow speeds, with Tanar f/3.5)
27,200
Tanack IIIS (with Tanar f/3.5) 29,100
Tanack 35
(slow speeds, with Tanar f/2.8)
29,800
Ofunaflex 30,000
Tanack IIIS (with Tanar f/2.8) 31,700

1955 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Ponix 1,800
Stereo Hit 2,000
Pioneer 4,800
Dorisflex A 6,000
Doris IA 6,000
Semi Lyra A 6,800
Cosmo 35 7,000
Baron-J 7,500
Stereo Leader 8,000
Toyoca B35 8,500
Doris Six 8,800
Dorisflex 8,900
Elbowflex III 9,000
Pluto Six P 9,400
Elbowflex IIIA 9,500
Elbow Six I-A 9,500
Semi Lyra SR 9,500
Prince Junior 9,500
Mihama Six IIIA 9,800
Super Naiku 9,800
Semi Minolta P
(with accessory rangefinder)
10,950
Elbow Six I-AII 11,000
Walcon Semi 11,000
Crystar Six IIIA 12,000
Pigeon 35 V 12,000
Rolly Flex 12,500
Ofuna Six 12,500
Alpenflex Z 13,000
Kyowa Six RIII 13,000
Walcon 6 13,000
Mine Six IIF 13,000
Baron-R (NKS) 13,200
Topcon 35A 14,000
Olympus Chrome Six VA 14,500
Baron-R (Seikosha-Rapid) 15,000
Mirax-A reflex housing
(Leica mount)
15,200
Mihama Six R 15,300
Semi Leotax R (Toko, Copal) 15,500
Olympus Chrome Six VB 16,500
Olympus Chrome Six IVa 17,500
Olympus Chrome Six RIIA 17,500
Calm Six 17,500
Topcon 35B 18,000
Arco 35 Junior 19,000
Petri Super V (Orikkor f/3.5) 19,000
Olympus Chrome Six IVb 19,500
Olympus Chrome Six RIIB 19,500
Mirax-B reflex housing
(Contax and Nikon mount)
19,800
Petri Super V (Orikkor f/2.8) 21,000
Kenko reflex housing
(Contax and Nikon mount)
22,500
Pearl IIB (f/3.5) 23,500
Arco 35 27,700
Chiyotax IIIF (with Reise f/3.5) 28,300
Elmoflex VI 28,500
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/3.5) 29,100
Auto Terra 29,500
Chiyotax IIIF (with Hexar f/3.5) 29,800
Pearl II (f/3.5) 30,150
Tanack IV-S (with Hexar f/3.5) 31,600
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2.8) 31,700
Melcon (with Hexar f/3.5) 34,000
Elmoflex V 36,500
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2) 38,500
Melcon (with Nikkor f/2) 48,000

1956 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Ponix 1,800
Inoca Stereo 1,800
Pioneer 4,800
Nescon 35 5,800
Baron-J 7,500
Stereo Leader 8,800
Prince Junior 9,500
Super Naiku 9,800
Pigeon 35 V 12,000
Mine Six IIFb 13,500
Calm Six Deluxe II 13,800
Pigeon 35 5B 14,000
Zenobia SR 14,000
Olympus Chrome Six VA 14,500
Mine Six IIISB 14,950
Olympus Chrome Six VB 16,500
Olympus Chrome Six RIIA 17,500
Topcon 35B 18,000
Samocaflex 35 II 18,000
Olympus Chrome Six RIIB 19,500
Arco 35 Junior 20,500
Arco 35 Automat f/3.5 23,000
Arco 35 Automat f/2.8 26,000
Arco 35 Automat D 29,000
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/3.5) 29,100
Honor S1 (with Hexar f/3.5) 29,500
Chiyotax IIIF (with Hexar f/3.5) 29,800
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2.8) 31,700
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2) 38,500
Chiyotax IIIF (with Hexanon f/1.9) 41,100
Melcon (with Nikkor f/2) 48,000

1957 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Toyoca 16 500
Ponix JR 1,000
Stereo Hit 2,000
Nescon 35 II 4,950
Toyoca Six 6,500
Toyoca 35 (TLR) 11,000
Calm Six II 13,800
Mine Six Super 66 15,000
Condor 16,800
Calm Six Deluxe 17,000
Samocaflex 35 II 18,000
Alta (body only) 21,000
Honor S1 (body only) 22,000
Arco 35 Automat D 26,000
Alta (with f/3.5) 27,500
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/3.5) 29,100
Honor S1 (with Hexar f/3.5) 29,500
Chiyotax IIIF (with Hexar f/3.5) 29,800
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2.8) 31,700
Melcon (with Hexar f/3.5) 34,000
Alta (with f/2) 35,000
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2) 38,500
Honor S1 (with Hexanon f/1.9) 43,000
Melcon II (with Nikkor f/2) 46,000
Tanack SD (with Tanar f/1.5) 47,000
Melcon (with Nikkor f/2) 48,000

1958 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Condor 2S 16,800
Auto Tera IIB 21,500
Pearl IV 22,000
Honor S1 (body only) 22,000
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/3.5) 29,100
Honor S1 (with Hexar f/3.5) 29,500
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2.8) 31,700
Alta (with Altanon f/2) 35,000
Honor S1 (with Hexanon f/1.9) 37,000
Tanack IV-S (with Tanar f/2) 38,500
Tanack SD (with Tanar f/1.5) 47,000

1959 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Ponix assembly set 800
Welmy 44 7,900
Ricoh Super 44 9,800
Ricohmatic 44 12,000
Condor IIIS 12,500
Minolta Miniflex 12,700
Auto Terra Super 14,500
Walz Automat 44 15,600
Condor V2 17,800
Primo Jr (no meter) 19,500
Tanack V3 (with Tanar f/2.8) 29,000
Tanack V3 (with Tanar f/1.9) 36,000
Honor S1 (with Hexanon f/1.9) 37,000
Tanack V3 (with Tanar f/1.5) 39,000

1960 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Kowa Kid 1,900
Ricohmatic 44 12,000
Primo Jr (exposure meter) 19,500

1962 Edit

Model Price (¥)
Owla Stereo 19,000

Notes Edit

  1. Awano, p.3 of Camera Collectors' News no.114. The full text of the tax law is reproduced here.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lewis, p.56.
  3. Nakamura, p.29 of Camera Collectors' News no.173.
  4. Minister of Finance Tanzan Ishibashi. Controlled Prices for home-made [= domestic production, Ed.] camera (abolishes Notification nº 444 of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, issued August 1940). Ministry of Finance Notification No. 444 of 17 June 1944 Official Gazette (English Version) Extra 17 June 1946, pp. 65–66. [Tokyo: Government Printing Bureau].
  5. Tangyoku = Meniscus
  6. The original document states '789' but this is a type setting error. When comparing all other data, the fixed mark-up between manufacturer's price and whole-sale price seems to have been 4%.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Gata means "Mark" or "Model". It was left untranslated in the English version of the document, though it is normally removed. For example "Minion II Gata" = "Minion II".

Sources Edit

The source of these prices is mentioned either in the articles about the corresponding cameras or in the notes above.

  • Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Purinsufurekkusu" (プリンスフレックス, Prince Flex). In Camera Collectors' News no.114 (December 1986). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. (On the new excise tax in 1937.)
  • Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), ISBN 0-935398-16-3 (hard).
  • Nakamura Kin (中村欽). "Hanseiki mae no jū-ichi-gatsu ni wa..." (半世紀前の十一月には..., In November, fifty years ago...) In Camera Collectors' News no.173 (November 1991). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. P.29. (On the November 1941 tax raise.)

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