| Fuji DL-400 Tele Super Date
Manufacturer: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
Date of Production: 1990
Type of Camera: AF Compact
Film type: 135 DX roll film
Lens: Fujinon Bifocal Lens, motorized tele/wide. Wide-angle: f=35mm, 1:3.5, (3 components/3 elements). Telephoto (2X) : f=80 mm, 1:6.7 (6 components/7 elements).
Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter.
Viewfinder: Albada (bright frame), parallax correction marks, 0.4X magnification (wide-angle), 0.72X magnification (telephoto), 82 % field of view; automatic viewfinder switch over for wide-angle, telephoto and close range shooting; auto-focus lamp (green lamp next to viewfinder eyepiece
ASA/ISO range: ISO 50—1600 DX films
Flash: Built-In Flash: Flash automatically fires in dim light; flash lamp head automatically pops up when lens is switched to telephoto, automatic light-distribution switch over for wide-angle and telephoto.
Flash Range: Wide-angle ISO 100 :0.8 - 4 m, ISO 400 : 0.8 - 8 m,ISO 1600: 0.8 - 10 m
Telephoto ISO 100 : 0.5 - 3 m, ISO 400 : 0.5 - 6 m, ISO 1600: 0.5 -12m
Electronically controlled flashmatic operation, green warning lamp blinks when subject is too far for shooting with flash, about 3 sec. recycle time
Exposure Modes: Automatic with ISO 50—1600 DX films
Focusing: Active type auto-focus, auto-focus memory, 0.8 m~ x (wide-angle), 0.5 m~= (telephoto), automatic close-range shooting, auto-focus lamp (turns on when focusing is completed), lamp blinks and audible electronic signal alerts you when the camera is too close to the subject, landscape button (lens to long distance)
Film advance: Automatic (motorized), film pre-wind system, rewinding unnecessary, provision for mid-roll rewinding
Frame size: 24 x 36 mm
Rear LCD monitor: exposure counter (number of exposures left), cartridge loaded mark, film loaded/film advance mark, self-timer mark, flash charging signal, flash off mark, battery checker, flash ready mark
Battery: Lithium battery pack (Panasonic CR-P2P 6V, BRP2DP 6V, National BR-P2N 6V, or Duracell DL 223A 6V) provides power for exposing about 1000 frames if half of that number is taken with flash
Weight: 323 g
Dimensions: 139.5 x 73.5x55.5 mm
The Fuji DL-400 Tele Super Date was introduced in 1990. It is also known as the Discovery 400 Tele Date and as the New Super Tele Cardia Date. This is one of the DL series, DL stands for drop-in loading.
Non date version were also available as the DL-400 Tele Super and as the Discovery 400 Tele.
The DL-450 Tele Super adds a light for red eye reduction, otherwise remaining the same. A Promaster version called Discovery 400 Tele Plus Date was also available.
Two interesting features were the drop-in loading and pre-winding of the film making the film loading foolproof, you just had to drop the cartridge through the small opening on the back, close it and the camera wound the film to the last shot and as you progressed, in the shooting session, the exposed film was wound back into the cartridge, avoiding the loss of any picture, in case the back was inadvertently opened.
The date back was another useful feature. An updated version released only in Japan, the Tele Cardia Super Memory, even could record ten freely chosen characters in the corner of the picture.
Fuji DL 400 Tele Super Date instructions manual, Fuji DL 400 Tele Super Date at Classic Cameras by RaúlM.