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Japanese subminiature on cine film (edit)
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roll film and other film see Japanese roll film subminiature
110 film see Japanese 110 film

The Shaty 16 (シャティ16) is a Japanese subminiature camera made at prototype level in 1963. It is only known from an entry in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, quoting an article in Nihon Camera January 1964.[1]

The Shaty 16 is described as "comparable to the Minolta 16 or Yashica Y16",[1] certainly indicating a horizontal design using 16mm film. It is said to have an "Electric Eye" cell integrated via a half mirror.[1] This probably means that the camera has automatic through-the-lens exposure.

The camera reportedly won a Prize awarded by the MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 通商産業省) at the 4th Industrial Design Competition (機械デザインコンクール) organized by the Japanese Industrial Design Center (日本機械デザインセンター).[1] It is said that two models were planned: ordinary (普及) and deluxe (デラックス).[1] Nothing came out of the project, and the manufacturer of the prototypes is unknown.

Notes Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.388.

Bibliography Edit

The camera is not listed in Sugiyama.

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