Fujix DS-505 (1995)

Fujifilm launched the DS-505 in february of 1995. A professional digital high-performance camera made in cooperation with Nikon and based on a Nikon F4 model. Nikon launched the same model as the E2. The world's first DSLR to actually achieve full angle of view. An ISO of 1600, real-time JPEG compression, TTL flash control and a variety of manual and automatic settings.

For medical and scientific purposes a special microscopic adapter could be used to insert slides although I have never seen one. Fujifilm also announced a digital image processor called DI-500 and DI-500D to be used with this model but there is no further information available. In the picture series above you can see a pre-launch model of Fujifilm that was used for internal testing and thus contains no serial number. Regrettably I sold this model a few years ago.

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  • Brand: Fujix
  • Model: DS-505
  • First mentioned: 1995
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $12,780
  • Imager Type: 1.3MP 2/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x1000
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: PC Card Type I/II
  • Lens: Nikon F-mount lenses
  • Shutter: 1/8s - 1/2,000s (manual) / 1/2s - 1/2,000s (auto)
  • Aperture Range: F6.7 ~ 38
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 164 x 140 x 120mm
  • Weight: 1,720 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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