Olympus V-100 Majin (© Olympus Corp.)

Olympus V-100 Majin (1988)

The Olympus V-100 (nicknamed MAJIN which literally means demon or devil) was a prototype still video camera and the predecessor of the marketed VC-100. It was demonstrated at the 1988 Photokina. The camera's design was that of a pair of binoculars and because the camera lacked playback capability it could be piggy-backed to a playback unit (V-200). The playback unit featured some home-TV darkroom special effects and when attached, they formed one unit which was handy and neat. The camera could record up to 15 frames per second and had a 3x zoom lens. A playback/recorder unit (V-300) was also planned and/or introduced.


  • Brand: Olympus
  • Model: V-100 Majin
  • First mentioned: 1988
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 0.36MP 1/2" CCD
  • Resolution: -
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Video Floppy Disk
  • Lens: f=9-27mm / F2.8
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: F2.8
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 137 x 165 x 59mm
  • Weight: 840 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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