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Shinchō Seiki (新潮精機, meaning Shinchō Precision Products)[1] was a Japanese camera maker, which released the Darling-16 subminiature camera in 1957. It is not known if it was related to the publisher Shinchō-sha (新潮社).[2]


  1. Japanese writing: Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.389. The company name is incorrectly spelled "Shinkoh Seiki" in Sugiyama, item 5028, and "Shinco Seiki" in Pritchard, p.56.
  2. See the Japanese Wikipedia page on Shinchō-sha.


  • Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.
  • McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover).
  • Pritchard, Michael and St. Denny, Douglas. Spy Cameras — A century of detective and subminiature cameras. London: Classic Collection Publications, 1993. ISBN 1-874485-00-3.
  • Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5.