Actually, I think there is at least one new film camera available in each of the main categories I can think of, except for Point & Shoot. This makes sense since the P&S has always traditionally been used by consumers who value convenience above everything and, despite all its good points, analog today is not the most convenient format - and even here, one could consider the disposable 35mm camera the successor to the P&S (although with considerable sacrifice of IQ).
Entry 35mm DSLR - Nikon FM10 (I hate the use of this name for a plastic camera) and Vivitar V3800N.
Pro 35mm DSLR - Nikon F6, Nikon F100 (no longer manufactured new, but available NOS).
35mm RF - Leica M7 and MP, Zeiss Ikon, CV Bessa.
MF DSLR - Hasselblad 503CW, Mamiya RZ-67.
MF RF - Mamiya 7, Fuji GF670 and 670W (and CV branded equivalents).
MF TLR - Rolleiflex 2.8 FX.
LF - a wide variety from Chamonix, Arca-Swiss, Linhoff, Wista etc.
There's even a MF super-wide viewfinder camera available - the Alpa WA with Schneider 36mm f/5.6, viewfinder and 6x9 back.
So despite the lack of choice in most segments, I think there is at least one new film camera available for pretty much any photographic requirement, if one is prepared to spend the money. Wherein lies the rub, because they are not cheap and most of us prefer to buy second hand given the availability and pricing of excellent used equipment, which in turn makes it uneconomical for manufacturers to introduce new models except in the most specialized niche markets.
Last edited by andrew.roos; 10-14-2012 at 12:38 AM. Click to view previous post history.