Konica KC-400

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Konica joined the short-lived still-video camera movement in 1987, announcing the full-featured KC-400. As with the other electronic still cameras of this era, it was not digital; instead, images were stored in the form of analog scan lines onto special 2" video floppy disks. The body styling broke with film-camera convention, as it was intended to be gripped horizontally. Its 1/2"-format CCD sensor had about 300,000 pixels of resolution[1]. A KL-40 Zoom Hexanon 12-36mm f/1.6 autofocus zoom was offered. The KC-400 was intended for professional users—and at about USD $4000[2], priced accordingly. (Konica's followup KC-300 was cheaper.)


  1. "Advancement of Digital Photography and Related Technologies Timetable" by Roger L. Carter, in The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, Michael R. Peres, ed. (Focal Press, 2007); via Google Books.
  2. "Improving Your Image" by Phoebe Hoban, New York magazine, August 3, 1987; via Google Books.


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