MOS VSCC (© Ron Volmershausen)

MOS VSCC (1989)

The MOS VSCC (Video Still Combined Camera System) was a hybrid film/video system developed by 'MOS' (MARINE OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC., a subsidiary of NAKAJIMA & COMPANY, INC.), in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Ocean Development Department, for deep sea exploration to depths of 3000 meters. The still camera was usually a 35mm SLR camera body with exchangeable pentagonal prism finder. The built-in TV camera head consisted of 3 groups and 9 lenses including field lenses. The TV image ratio was 1:1

Special thanks to Ron Volmershausen for providing picture material and info


  • Model: VSCC (Video Still Combined Camera System)
  • First mentioned: 1989
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 2/3" Interline transfer CCD
  • Resolution: 400x?
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: -
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: 3.3" Transmission type TN liquid crystal display panel
  • Size: 210mm x 220mm x 183mm (main unit)
  • Weight: 2kg
  • Remarks: -

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