Panasonic KLX-600A

Panasonic KXL-600A (1997)

The Panasonic (CoolShot) KXL-600A was announced 1997-02-14 and marketed 1997-03-20. Demonstrated at MacWorld Tokyo '97. There were at least four different versions of this camera on the different markets. The camera was one of the slimmest at the time with a thickness of only 21mm. It used Compact Flash cards, self-timer, automatic white balance and different shooting modes. Unfortunately no flash.

Here is an overview of the four different versions:

KXL-600A (US and European version, LCD screen optional)
KXL-601A (US and European version, LCD screen included)
KXL-600A-N (Japanese version in dark gray metallic with LCD screen)
KXL 600A-N1 (Japanese version in champagne gold with LCD screen)

Specifications

  • Brand: Panasonic
  • Model: (CoolShot) KXL-600A
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $400
  • Imager Type: 0.36MP 1/4" CCD
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: f=5.2mm / F2.4 fixed focus
  • Shutter: 1/15s to 1/4,000s
  • Aperture Range: F2.4
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" TFT (optional)
  • Size: 134 x 62 x 21mm
  • Weight: 140 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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