A medium format plastic camera that remains popular among collectors today, the Fujipet was a simple to use model ideal for people getting into photography.
Introduced by Fuji in 1957 and manufactured until 1963, the Fujipet was a medium format film camera that was made using plastic and aluminum and takes 12 6×6 photos like the Holga and Diana cameras. Aside from sporting a simple yet elegant design, this camera also came in three colors: black, green, and red. Its simple mechanism and operation enabled beginners, women, and even children to take photos with it. In fact, the Fujipet was marketed in Japan as a camera for the whole family.
Today, the Fujipet (and all the succeeding models in the series) remains a popular collectible that is sought after for its very retro-looking “toy camera” design.
- Film: 120 film
- Lens: simple Meniscus lens of glass, later plastic; 70mm f/11
- Aperture options: f11, f16, f22
- Shutter: leaf shutter with B and I (= ~1/50th sec); requires cocking
- Focus: Fixed focus, ~ 1m to infinity
- Dimensions: 120×100×75mm, weight:332g.
- Flash shoe: Cold shoe