Fujifilm Rensha Cardia - Sweet Sixteen!


The Fujifilm Rensha Cardia BYU-N 16 is a bad ass Actionsampler’s big brother. Packed with 16 lenses, you can either take individual photos or on a continuous series with its 20mm F9.5 lenses and a shutter speed of 1/250.

The 16 lenses are fired at ultra-high speed (0.3 seconds), fast (1.2 seconds) or medium-speed (2 seconds) … chosen by pressing a button beside the LCD at the top of the camera. The LCD displays the frame count as well as 16 numbered boxes which will be ‘blacked out’ once that particular shot has been taken.

Divided equally, the 16 shots are placed in two normal 35mm frames. Powered by 2 batteries (CR123A), this camera also auto advances and rewinds.

There is also a 8-lens version Rensha Cardia (which I once owned but died the day I dropped it. Duh!)

written by ndroo on 2009-06-28 #gear #review #actionsampler #fujifilm #multi-lens #rensha-cardia #byu-n-16


  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I've been trying to own one of these for the longest time. Such a crazy sweet camera.

  2. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    holy hell! i think i need this cam!

  3. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    Make that 3 of us

  4. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    I bid on a Rensha Cardia 8 lens on ebay last week, but was out bid at the last moment - was it one of you? ;) :D

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    That's a movie star !!! Great review ! N°7 is really something !!!

  6. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    GEEZ!!! What an awesome cam! Sweet Shots!

  7. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    was ist daaaas? a monster! but a cool one :)

  8. rater
    rater ·

    Awesome, I am speechless!

  9. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Whoa! I submitted this ages ago and thought it won't see the light of day at all.

    @dirklancer : No, I didn't ebay it. Bought it from a local seller some time ago. I did have another version of it ... I think it was the 8 lens one but unfortunately I dropped it one day and it was dead. :( I cling on to this very carefully now. Haha.

  10. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    woaa! imagine this being submitted to the oktokino awards!! if only it was still in the site.
    great review! such a monster camera!.hehe

  11. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·


  12. grad
    grad ·

    go to 16!

  13. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    OMG, I have been looking for this for years!!!

  14. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    x + ml = (mf x X) ///// x + Multiple Lenses = more fun times x

  15. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    There is a 8 lens version in ebay now! cgi.ebay.com/Fuji-BYU-N-Rensha-Cardia-8-shots-Toy-camera-Lo…

    Too bad I'm broke :(

  16. golfpunkgirl
    golfpunkgirl ·

    where can we get this?!?!?

  17. elcaptain
    elcaptain ·

    who wouldn't want (w)one? but i think it is near to impossible to get one. you have to be veeeeery lucky…

  18. eppoh
    eppoh ·

    I have the Kalimar version of it, the action shot 16. Thinking of selling it, I need some cash, but have no idea what it would be worth... When I don't get enough I'll keep it. But didn't use it much so I think I won't miss it that much

  19. tiffnyyab
    tiffnyyab ·

    Proud to own one :D

  20. tiffnyyab
    tiffnyyab ·

    Proud to own one :D

  21. bonnelly
    bonnelly ·

    I just got this camera, anyone has the manual?

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