Japanese Camera Commercials from the 1970s to the 1990s

Here are some fantastic compliations of commercials promoting Japanese camera companies. They aired from the 1970s to the 1990s. The video above is the Canon collection.







(via tokyo camera style)

  • Ranhoff

    so basically, the early Canon SLRs were for pervs. 

  • Anonymous

    Note the gender dimorphism in the Canon ads. Men are supposed to objectify women with their pro cameras, women are supposed to objectify themselves with their consumer cameras. How ridiculous.

  • Ed Helms

    In most of the ads, men use the SLRs and the P&S are used by women, and for some reason dogs seem to prefer Konica.  Check out the “celebrity” endorsements by Candice Bergen for Minolta and Latoya Jackson for Nikon     

  • Duke Shin

    dafuq did I just seen

  • Samcornwell

    7:06 on the Nikon showreel gets a little bit creepy.

  • Alan Klughammer

    Videos seem to be down…

  • David Ramirez

    All links broken now… this post is dead.