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I put one outdated (4 years) film through the camera: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

  3. Looking for a manual too. As both links provided here are dead – an updated download link would be highly appreciated.

    Comment by sinus2k1 — 22 August 2017 @ 9:44 pm

    • I have sent you an email to retrieve the files – hope it works for you!

      Comment by Howard — 23 August 2017 @ 12:02 am

  4. I realize this is a long shot to get a reply but do you still happen to have a copy of that users manual?

    Comment by Jordan — 28 September 2017 @ 2:21 am

    • Hello!

      I just got one of these and I’d be happy to find a manual too if anyone has one.

      The camera only turns on when I pop the battery out and back in again :)

      Comment by Jaybee — 12 October 2017 @ 1:54 pm

  5. Hello
    I know this is an old thread but I am also chasing a Manual.


    Comment by gustopher — 26 October 2017 @ 9:57 am

  6. hi, i bought such a camera, but i find no way to open the cam to load a film, can you please help me
    thanks in advance

    Comment by Hermann Fischer — 6 February 2018 @ 7:59 pm

    • Maybe you found it already, but there is a switch on top of the battery compartment. You have to slide it to the right, then you can take off the whole sliding shell. When you have done that, you can open the film compartment (it opens to the outside). When you’ve put in the film, you can slide the cover on again. Hope this helps.

      Comment by AranImre — 5 May 2018 @ 10:18 pm

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