Nikon QV-1000C in CNet Japan article

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Nikon QV-1000C in CNet Japan article

Post by Webmaster » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:20 am

A rare glimpse of a QV-1000C - apparently shown to Japanese bloggers before the announcement of the Nikon D5000 in April 2009:

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Caption: Electronic still camera vision "QV-1000C" on its hands, D5000, product manager for Mr. Tazawa Akira

Source: http://japan.cnet.com/news/tech/story/0 ... 669,00.htm

Less than perfect Google translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... l=ja&tl=en

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Re: Nikon QV-1000C in CNet Japan article

Post by Stan Disbrow » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi,

I still like the way this system was designed. I think they need to revisit the design, using a modern HD video cam chip, of course. The design of the lenses would probably work just fine as they are. And, I like the wild range of 35mm equiv. focal lengths one gets from just two zoom lenses.

I doubt we'll ever see such a thing, though. Too bad....

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Re: Nikon QV-1000C in CNet Japan article

Post by Webmaster » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:43 am

From Nikon (seems like his name was lost in the Google translation):

Masashi Tazawa
Executive Staff, Marketing, SLR & Interchangeable Lenses, Marketing Department, Marketing Headquarters, Imaging Company

PROFILE:
When Masashi Tazawa first joined Nikon in 1986, he was in charge of mechanism design and started work on the QV-1000C, Nikon’s first-generation electronic camera. After that, he was involved in the design of film transmission devices and film scanners. In 2002 he moved to the Marketing Department where he became overall product manager for the D5000. Mr. Tazawa is a sporty type who enjoys mountain climbing, golf and snowboarding.

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imagi ... /index.htm

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