JVC GC-S5 (© digicammuseum.com)

JVC GC-S5 (1998)

The JVC GC-S5 was announced 1998-02-03 and the follow-up of the GC-S1. A totally different camera altogether and a Fujifilm MX-700 clone. Why didn't JVC stay with the GC-S1 design and improve it instead of licensing an OEM model from another manufacturer? We don't know. The JVC GC-S5 was completely identical to the Fujifilm MX-700 and Leica Digilux so I won't repeat their details here. The only difference was the really bright silver body color of the JVC.

JVC did market a few follow-up models after the turn of the century, like the GC-X1, GC-X3, GC-A50 and GC-A70 but with moderate success and eventually canned their short-lived digital camera line.

Specifications

  • Brand: JVC
  • Model: GC-S5
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $799
  • Imager Type: 1.5MP 1/2" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x1024
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SmartMedia
  • Lens: F3.2
  • Shutter: 1/4s - 1/1,000s
  • Aperture Range: F3.2 - F8
  • LCD screen size: 2" TFT
  • Size: 101 x 80 x 32mm
  • Weight: 245 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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