Nikon QV-1000C in Musée français de la Photographie

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Nikon QV-1000C in Musée français de la Photographie

Post by Webmaster » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:35 pm

One of only two QV-1000C cameras in France can now be seen online at http://www.museedelaphoto.fr (click on Collections and search for qv 1000c).

For the record: QV Nikkor 10-40mm f/1.4 serial no. 200062. It's almost impossible to read the camera serial number, but it could be 200221 (?). The museum listing claims that 180 units were made:

"le QV-1000C est le premier appareil numérique commercialisé par Nikon. Son capteur 2/3" CCD a une résolution de 380 000 pixels. Il ne pouvait prendre que des photos en noir & blanc et était destiné exclusivement à la presse. Les photos prises à l'aide du QV-1000 C pouvaient être transmises par téléphone à l'aide du Transmitter QV-1010T Il n'a été produit qu'à 180 exemplaires."

Don't know their source (could be NikonWeb.com for all I know), but it's the same number mentioned by former Nikon engineer Kenji Toyoda: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=128

Apparently, less than half of these cameras were shipped outside Japan. It's undoubtedly one of the rarest Nikon models ever made. (I may be willing to trade one of my cameras - including two QV lenses - for a Leica M9 with a wide angle lens, btw..)

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Re: Nikon QV-1000C in Musée français de la Photographie

Post by nikonnl » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:27 am

Jarle, the last three digits of the serial number of the camera in Paris are 921 !! Which is very close to your camera, isn't it?
Lucky you! The first three digits are difficult to read: I think it reads 700 921.
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Re: Nikon QV-1000C in Musée français de la Photographie

Post by Webmaster » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:33 pm

Checked with Musée français de la Photographie. Their serial number: 200121

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