Panasonic PV-DC1580 (1998)

Released in 1998, the Nikon Coolpix 600 and Panasonic PV-DC1580 are physically identical. Only the lens front differs a little but doesn't influence the OEM compatibility. The Nikon easily fits the Panasonic's docking station and vice versa. Also the detachable flash works on both models. Again marketed under different labels. Card Shot NV-DCF5 in Europe, Palm Cam PV-DC1580 in the US and Coolshot 2 Mega LK-RQ2Z in Japan. Although the name NV-DC1580 might have been better for the european model to avoid confusion, Panasonic went with NV-DCF5 instead. An NV-DC1580 therefore does not exist. Same goes for the US model PV-DC1080 which was dubbed NV-DCF2 in Europe. Hence the PV-DC1000 is the only model to receive an equal sounding name in Europe (NV-DC1000). Simple, huh?
 
Above you can see all three OEM models.

Specifications

  • Brand: Panasonic
  • Model: PalmCam PV-DC1580
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $600 - $700
  • Imager Type: 1.08MP 1/2.7" CCD
  • Resolution: 1024x768 (fine) / 1136x640 (wide)
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: f=5mm /F2.8
  • Shutter: 1/4s - 1/2,000s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 / F11
  • LCD screen size: 2" Po-Si TFT
  • Size: 43 x 24 x 18mm
  • Weight: 210 gr.

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