General Description
Despite the number, this was the first 35mm SLR from Fujica. Stop-down aperture TTL metering, mechanical shutter. Early cameras have no hotshoe, just pc sockets for electronic flash and FP bulbs, though an accessory shoe was available that fitted on top of the pentaprism housing. These early cameras had raised lettering and were available in chrome or black. Later cameras have a hot-shoe fitted and other cosmetic changes like the later type self timer arm. There were also available in chrome or black. 

Unfortunately and unlike most of the Fujica SLRs, the 701 is designed to take mercury batteries which are no longer available. For a discussion on solutions to this problem, click here.


  Early Model Late Model
Finder Microprism Split Image/Microprism
Hotshoe No (Clip-on) Yes
Self Timer Metal Plastic
Colour Chrome Black Chrome Black
Type 35mm   focal-plane   shutter   single-lens   reflex camera with TTL exposure meter coupled with the shutter and diaphragm 
Film Used  135 cartridge-packed film 
Picture Size  24 x 36mm
Normal Lens

FUJINON 50mm F1.4 (6 components, 7 element), or FUJINON 55mm F1.8 (4 components, 6 elements). Automatic diaphragm, multiple increment F-stop, calibrations with click stops for intermediate values, screw mount. Rectilinear helicoidal focusing. 49mm screw-in filter.

Shooting Distance

0.45m - with F1.4 50mm and F1.8 55mm lenses

Shutter Focal-plane shutter, B-1-1/1000 sec. Film speed indicator window built into Shutter Speed Selector Dial, built-in self-timer, FP and X contact. Hotshoe (on later models only)
Viewfinder Pentaprism eye-level viewfinder 0 96 X magnification with F1.8 55mm lens), microprism focusing center, split image and ground glass. (Early models - microprism only)
Mirror Quick return type



TTL average light measurement with close-down aperture. Silicon photo-cell receptors coupled to FET (Field Effect Transistor) circuit, zero in type indicator needle visible in viewfinder
Coupled Range ASA 25-3200 (1/3rd step), EV1-EV18 (f/1.4 1sec - f/16 1/1000 sec. with ASA 100 film)
Power Source Two 1.35V mercury batteries (Mallory RM-400R, Ever Ready E400).

Film Advance

Single-stroke lever , 193o winding angle, winding latitude provided by lever tip, returnable lever (from winding angle), self cocking shutter, easy loading, provision for double-exposure prevention.
Frame Counter Automatic resetting additive type.
Film Rewind Hand crank
Flash Synchronization FP, X, Hotshoe (on later models only)
Lens Mount Praktica screw mount, 42 , 1 P mm
Dimensions 133 x 91 x 88mm ( 5.24 x 3.59 X 3. 47inch) with F1.8 lens
Weight 780g. with F1.8 lens mounted (including batteries and lens cap). 585g. body alone (including body cap)
Optional Accessories Leather Case, Eyecup, Eyesight Adjustment Lens, Right-angle Finder, Accessory shoe, Close-up lens, Extension Tubes, Microscope Adapter, Leica Mount Adapter, Reverse Adapter, Extension Bellows, Lens Hood, Body Mount Cap, Macrocinecopy.
Manual You can download a copy of the manual Here The password is Fujica
SPT Journal Repair Notes You can download a copy of the manual Here The password is Fujica