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The QV-1000C is a filmless electronic camera announced by Nikon in 1988. It is a true SLR and accepts interchangeable zoom lenses in its own special mount. It would be considered the ancestor to current DSLRs, except that it records monochrome images as analog signals onto 2" square video floppy disks. As a camera intended primarily for newspaper photographers working to tight deadlines (the QV name was said to mean "quick vision"), color reproduction was sacrificed in the interest of improved image clarity.