Pentax DM-2100 (1998)

Not too long ago we reported on the Pentax DM-1100 digital camera. We thought this was a rare camera. Now we have come across an even rarer camera, the 'big brother' version of the DM-1100. The Pentax DM-2100 has surfaced on an auction platform and is really unique. We no virtually nothing about this camera, except for a few details. 

As with the DM-1100 this is yet another Fujix DS-3XX clone. What makes the camera so unique is that it is a rebadged DM-1100. Added to the camera were a Sanyo LCD monitor on the backside and an antenna with an external RF transmitter board. What it transmits however is unknown to us. The extension unit at the bottom seems to be especially designed for this DM-1100 version. As mentioned it features a Sanyo LCD monitor, a video out jack, an SMB antenna connector and a very unique serial number. The lens is tube mounted and unremovable. A label on top of the camera says 'wide' but there is no further explanation as to what this means.
 
It is very likely that this camera was built for scientific or medical purposes but not intended for prosumers. 
 
Many thanks to C. Hingston for additional photo material and information.

Specifications

  • Brand: Pentax
  • Model: DM-2100
  • First mentioned: 1998(?)
  • 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: f = 9.2mm~25.8mm
  • Shutter: 1/4s to 1/1,000s
  • Aperture Range: F3.5, F5.6, F8, F11 (wide side F3.5 telephoto side F5.6 as an open F value)
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 153 x 96 x 78mm
  • Weight: 620 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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