Konica KC-300B (1988)

The Konica KC-300B is the black version of the KC-300. The added B stands for black, although there is absolutely no indication on the camera about this. Marketed in Japan only. It could also be that the KC-300 black version was marketed in Japan only and the KC-300 grey version was marketed outside of Japan. For viewing images one could use the Konica KP-400 still video player which was the cheapest and most suitable solution for home users. The camera, unlike any other camera, had a very cool way of turning on the power. One simply had to press on the viewfinder which would then pop up and turn the camera on.

Another nifty gadget was certainly the video floppy eraser KE-30 which could be operated completely without batteries. Simply put a video floppy in the eraser, close the lid and rotate a dial on the bottom of the device until the lid opens again. Voila, the floppy disk was erased and ready to be used again. It might seem that the KC-300 was a bulky camera, maybe the size of a slide projector but instead it was a very small and compact camera almost the size of two packs of cigarettes.

Some accessoires were available like for instance a carrying case and a screw-on close-up lens.

Specifications

  • Brand: Konica
  • Model: KC-300B
  • First mentioned: 1988
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $675
  • Imager Type: 0.30MP 1/2" FIT-CCD
  • Resolution: -
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Video Floppy Disk
  • Lens: f=12mm / F2.8
  • Shutter: 1/15s to 1/2,000s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 / F5.6 / F11
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 114 x 140 x 57mm
  • Weight: 510 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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