Half Format 18x24 cameras (3)
Half Format CAMERAS 135, from 1914 to ours days

made in Japan (1)
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Produced by Model description Year, Lense Picture
Canon Dial 35 Spring driven motor camera for half-frame 35mm pictures. Circular meter around the lens. Spring in handle. 1963, Canon 2.8/28, 413g
Bell & Howell Dial 35 The same of precedent, also marked Honeywell for US. 1963, Canon 2.8/28, 413g
Canon Dial 35-2 Spring driven motor camera for half-frame 35mm pictures. Circular meter around the lens. Spring in handle. Also marked Honeywell for US, also made in black finish. 1968, Canon 2.8/28, 418g
Bell & Howell Dial 35-2 The same of precedent, also marked Honeywell for US. 1968, Canon 2.8/28, 418g
Canon Demi The Olympus-Pen in September 1959 was the first camera in Japan to offer the half-frame format which doubled the number of exposures on a roll of 35mm film. Canon had also started development of a compact and luxury-looking half-frame camera.The resulting Canon Demi offered high-performance features in a pocket-size package. They included a direct viewfinder, a 28mm f/2.8 lens (5 elements in 3 groups), and a match-needle selenium exposure meter which used a behind-the-lens light value program for accurate metering. When the Demi was introduced, there were already twelve competing models in the market. The Demi, however, proved to be popular. "Demi" logo comes from the French word meaning "half." 1963, 28:2.8, 317g
Bell & Howell Demi the same of precedent but marked Honeywell for US. 1963, 28:2.8, 317g
Canon Demi S A high-end Demi with a 30mm f/1.7 lens (6 elements in 4 groups) and an aluminum alloy, pearly-finish exterior. The programmed shutter ranged from 1/8 sec. to 1/500 sec. plus bulb. Except for the lens, metering and exposure control, and shutter, it was the same as the original Demi. 1964, 401g, Canon 30:1.7
Bell & Howell Demi S the same of precedent but marked Honeywell for US. 1964, 401g, Canon 30:1.7
Canon Demi Rapid EE 17 In May 1964, Germany's Agfa announced its Rapid System to compete with Eastman Kodak's Instamatic camera system. It used a special cartridge containing 35mm-width film. When the cartridge was loaded, the film speed was set automatically. The exposed film was also contained in an adjoining cartridge, making film rewind unnecessary. The Demi Rapid was a Rapid System half-size camera based on the Demi S. A CdS meter replaced the selenium exposure meter, and a self-timer was built-in. 1964, 402g
Canon Demi C Interchangable lenses, another half-frame Demi camera. The behind-the-lens Lens Shutter enabled interchangeable lenses to be attached on a screw-on mount. Two interchangeable lenses were available: the normal SD 28mm lens and telephoto SD 50mm f/2.8 lens. The viewfinder had frames to match the lenses. Otherwise, the camera was the same as the original Demi. 1965, 387g, Canon SD 2.8/28
Canon Demi EE 17 The half-frame version of the Canon Demi Rapid and the top-of-the-line Demi. The bright SH 30mm f/1.7 lens had 6 elements in 4 groups. The viewfinder was a reversed Galilean type with bright frames. On the right of the viewfinder's image area was a exposure meter needle and correct-exposure window (with aperture scale). On the bottom of the image area were focusing pictographs for near, medium, and far subject distances and a match needle coupled to the lens focusing. For exposure control, shutter speed-priority EE with a CdS cell was provided. The camera was popular for its high-performance specifications and features. 1966, 440g, SH 30:1.7
Canon Demi EE 28 The Canon Demi EE 28 had the same SH 28mm f/2.8 lens as the first Demi camera. The lens was also the Demi C's interchangeable normal lens. For exposure metering, the camera used program EE with a selenium photocell. When the focusing ring was set to the 3-meter mark, a pan focus mark appeared. When this camera was introduced, the demand for color negative film was increasing as film prices got lower. There was less need to economize on film with the half-frame format. The advantages of half-frame cameras thereby weakened. 1967, 292g, SH 28mm f/2.8
Canon Dial Rapid Another Rapid System half-size camera. It features the Dial 35's spring motor-driven film transport system and CdS photocells. The SE 30mm f/2.5 lens was newly developed with 5 elements in 4 groups. The Rapid System was soon eclipsed by Kodak's hugely popular Instamatic cameras. The Dial Rapid camera became Canon's last Rapid System model and the development of a successor was postponed indefinitely. 1965, 412g, Canon SE 30:2.5
Canon Sureshot Multitele Fully automatic autofocus camera offering full-frame (24x36mm) and half-frame (17x24mm) formats and two focal lengths. A 35mm f/3.5 lens and 60mm f/5.6 telephoto lens are built-in. By using the optional teleconverter, the 60mm lens becomes a 75mm lens (110mm for half-frame format). When the camera is turned off, the lens retracts into the camera body. Pressing the shutter button extends the lens immediately. The direct viewfinder has variable magnification and gives a clear image. The viewfinder's image area and magnification are adjusted to suit the picture size and focal length used. The viewfinder also has an AF frame, parallax correction marks, and an OK-to-Shoot lamp. 1988, 323g, Canon 35:3.5 - 60:5.6
Canon Autoboy Tele 6 Fully automatic autofocus camera offering full-frame (24x36mm) and half-frame (17x24mm) formats and two focal lengths. Like precedent but with different design. 1988, Canon 35:3.5 - 60:5.6
Fuji Fujica Half Selenium-cell operated. Fuji jumped into the half-frame war the same year that Canon did. In fact, their first half-frame -- the Fuji Half -- had a camera body that looked a lot like the Canon Demi. The features were similar as well. Auto or manual exposure with selenium meter next to the viewfinder. One nice feature was the aperture/shutter speed readout in the viewfinder. The scale runs from 1/250 at f22 down to 1/30 at f2.8. In auto mode, the camera selected the correct f-stop/shutter speed combination and displayed the results. In manual mode, both the aperture and the shutter speed could be set individually -- unlike the Demi. It had a 28mm (f2.8 - 22) focusing lens. Close focusing to two feet. Speeds B, 30, 60, 125, 300. Fujica Half has Self-timer and cold shoe for flash, also tripod socket and cable release socket. Film speeds of 12 to 200. PC contact. 1963, 440g
Fuji Fujica Drive The same as Half. Except: filmcounter on the top, instead of bottom. Mechanically motorized filmwinding. With fully wound-up spring. The clockwork motor is wound using the large knob on the bottom of the camera and after each exposure automatically drives (hence the name) the film onto the next frame. The automatic exposure is driven directly from the front mounted photoelectric cell. For non automatic use, the aperture and shutter speed can be set manually. 1964, 511g, Fujinon 2.8/28
Fuji Fujica Mini Perhaps the smallest half-frame camera it has a 25:2.8 fixed-focus lens. Selenium-cell operated. Build-In UV-filter. Single speed of 1/200. Once the film speed is dialed in (ISO 25-200), the correct aperture is selected by turning a lever in a match-needle system. The camera's built-in selenium meter displays the exposure information in a tiny window on the top of the camera. The film is advanced with a turn of the camera while the thumb and index finger hold one end of the camera. Available in black and chrome or all black bodies. Built-in UV filter. It is often reported that the Mini used special cassettes, but this is not the case, it uses regular 35mm cassettes. Fujica Mini was developed targeting female users. The camera body is compact so that it can be put into a pocket or hand bag, and its appearance is stylish. The camera was designed by the combination of Masaki Nishimura and Yoshio Tanaka, that had designed "Fuji Pet". 1964, 279gr, Fujinar 2.8/25
Fuji Fujica Rapid D1 Similar to the Fuji Drive, but designed for Rapid cassettes. Selenium-cell operated. X socket Selftimer. Half-frame Rapid film (same as 135 film). Mechanically motorized filmwinding, the large knob on the base of the camera is the clockwork autowind. The flat dial-like knob next to the shutter button on the top of the camera is a similar winder for the self-timer, which is set and released by a sliding control on the rear of the camera. The sequence of buzzing, clicking and whirring makes for quite a noisy camera. Auto-exposure is governed by the selenium cell around the lens, the programmed aperture/shutter that is selected is shown in the viewfinder, outside of the bright-line framing marks. 28mm f2.8 lens with speeds of B, 1/30 - 1/300. Automatic and manual exposure modes. Selenium cell surrounds the lens. 52mm filter thread. 1966, 532g, Fujinon 2.8/28
Fuji Fujica Half 1.9 Selenium-cell operated. X socket. Selftimer. Shutter speed, light meter and distance scale visible in the viewfinder. Distance scale consists of a "head", "group" and "mountain scene". An improved version of the Fuji Half, this is a full-featured half-frame. It has a 33mm f1.9 manually-focusing lens (to 36 inches). The film speed is dialed into the selenium meter (ISO 25-400) and a match needle system in the viewfinder indicates the correct exposure by selecting the correct shutter speed (1/8 - 1/500, plus B) and aperture (f1.9 - 22) combination. Both the aperture and the shutter speed selected are visible in the viewfinder -- in addition to distance setting information. The camera also has a cold shoe with PC connector, self-timer, film reminder dial, cable release socket and tripod socket. It does not have a spring drive. 1967, 33:1.9, 409g
Fuji TW3 It is truly a modern-day half-frame. It has so many advanced features it's hard to know which to list as most important. It has two lenses -- a 23mm (f8.0) and a 69mm (f8.0). So you can select a wide angle (equivalent to a 35mm image) or telephoto shot (equivalent to a 100mm image), but there is no "normal" lens. A built-in CDS meter controls the exposure in a programmed auto-exposure system setting the f-stop and shutter speed automatically. Shuuter speeds run from 1/30 - 1/500, but there is a manual B setting as well. The TW3 also has a built-in, pop-up flash, a macro lens and a motor drive, DX film coding from 100 - 400. The film runs vertically, like in the Konica AA-35, so the camera provides horizontal pictures as the standard. 1985, 280gr, Fujinon 1.8/45
Fuji Dual Another dual lens half-frame. It has two lenses -- 24mm and 100mm. Built-in motor drive. 1985