24 September 2010

Fujifilm Fotonex 1000ix MRC Tiara

Fujifilm Fotonex 1000ix MRC Tiara

A slightly battered example found on eBay for less than a fiver.

A fixed focal length APS film camera that’s quite pocketable – when closed (the lower cover is over the flash and lens) it’s smaller than a credit card in area.

I haven’t been able to find a manual yet and would appreciate a scan or photocopy if anyone reading this has one to share (I haven’t figured out to do mid-roll change yet).

(Update – manual supplied by a kind reader – contact me if you’re looking for one yourself.)

I put one outdated (4 years) film through the camera:

Northgate Another Time | Anthony Gormley | Exeter College, Oxford

(l) Northgate and (r) Another Time (Anthony Gormley), Oxford

Keble chapel 1

Keble College, Oxford Open Doors, 2010



  1. Hi – just fins your entry…internet is great ;-)
    So check
    for part of the manual (7zip file definetely virusfree).
    I owned this little camera.

    Comment by herby — 22 November 2010 @ 7:37 pm

    • Thanks, I appreciate that. I can now see how to do MRC – the next step will be to see if this is compatible with my Minolta S-1 camera. No guarantees by either manufacturer.

      Comment by Howard — 22 November 2010 @ 8:27 pm

  2. trying to find a manual as well, please help!

    Comment by Leo Dreyfus — 27 June 2014 @ 1:44 am

    • All I have is in this zip file, courtesy of the earlier commenter –

      Comment by Howard — 27 June 2014 @ 11:46 am

      • Thank you very much!
        I’ll be reading it on the train ride home. :-)
        specifically I was looking for information on a setting of the camera.
        when it is on, the button on the back changes features depending if you push it on the top, left, bottom, or right.
        the ‘bottom’ has a picture of an alignment grid. and pushing this side of the button changes a mode between values H, P, and C. (as seen on the display screen).
        but I can’t figure out what H, P, and C actually represent.
        the other modes (red eye, flash, no flash, landscape/infinity, nigh portrait) were pretty easy to guess. :-)

        thanks again, and if you have any idea what H, P, and C might be, insight is appreciated. :-)


        Comment by Leonard — 27 June 2014 @ 4:19 pm

      • couldn’t wait. :-)
        the file you provided has info on this.
        the h-c-p modes seem to bracket the frame.
        I am guessing:
        P stands for panorama (wide) (1:3 ratio)
        C might be ‘crop’ narrow 2:3 ratio
        H .. “whole” frame.. with 9:16 ratio
        (ratios are listed in the manual – naming convention is my guess)
        Thanks again!

        Comment by Leonard — 27 June 2014 @ 4:27 pm

      • Yes, that’s it pretty much; C is for ‘Classic’, H is for ‘HD’ (=16:9) – see

        These apply to the prints made in photoprocessing; if you end up just having scans made they will be the whole negative, or H mode.

        Comment by Howard — 27 June 2014 @ 5:17 pm

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