Fujifilm DX-5 (1997)

The Fuji DX-5 was announced 1997-04-03. It was called Clip-It DS-10 in Japan. It went on sale in Japan 1997-05-01. Only two weeks after Fuji announced their new 4MB smart media card (around $80 in 2015 dollars!). The japanese "clip-it" series was created to give regular consumers the feeling of having a digital camera and just "snap a picture" wherever they wanted. It had an optical viewfinder, status LCD and a pop-out flash.

The camera was a very basic digicam. No manual settings, no LCD screen. This was chosen specifically to keep costs down. The camera did very well and Fuji sold 500,000 units within one year!


  • Brand: Fujifilm
  • Model: DX-5
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $300
  • Imager Type: 0.35MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SmartMedia
  • Lens: f=5.7mm / F3.1 fixed focus Fujinon lens
  • Shutter: 1/4s - 1/5,000s
  • Aperture Range: F3.1 / F8
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 112 x 66 x 40mm
  • Weight: 160 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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