Fujix DS-300TH (1997)

It seems that the Fujifilm Corporation released more scientific cameras then we presumed. The Fujix DS-300 was apparently such a good camera that it was not only sold to prosumers and consumers but also licensed to Pentax and sold for scientific and medical purposes. Recently my esteemed colleague Andrew discovered the extremely rare Pentax DM-1100 and we thought this is the end of it but we were way wrong. Andrew's endeavours revealed two more Fujix DS-300 variations. Until this day completely unknown to any collector and the world wide web itself!

We present the Fujix DS-300T and the Fujix DS-300TH!

Here we take a look at the Fujix DS-300TH. The camera has seems to be identical to the Fujix DS-300 but a quick look reveals that the lens and barrel are heavily modified for this model. As with the DS-300T, the DS-300TH only reveals it's secret at the bottom label and the modified lens. The lens has been modified so that it is in a fixed position and cannot zoom, so we believe it has a fixed focus. A conversion lens was also sold together with the camera. Another difference is that the flash is always off, no matter what settings one chooses. So this means that the camera was either used in bright surroundings or used with external flash (model GA because after all, the DS-300 body is based on the Fuji GA-645 camera in case you didn't know).

The Fujix DS-300TH also has a connector for an extension unit and came with an extension unit with matching serial numbers.

Special thanks to Andrew for providing information and images on this extraordinary camera.

Specifications

  • Brand: Fujix
  • Model: DS-300TH
  • First mentioned: 1997 (presumably)
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 1.4MP 2/3" VT CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x1000
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: PC Flash ATA cards Type I/II / SmartMedia in PC Card Adapter
  • Lens: modified fixed focus lens
  • Shutter: 1/4s to 1/1,000s
  • Aperture Range: modified fixed focus lens
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 153 x 96 x 78mm
  • Weight: 620 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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