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Kyocera Samurai X3.0
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[manufactured between 1987 and 1989] (Manufacturing)
- Kyocera Corporation
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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; 6x14x12 cm + Instruction booklet, Kodak lens cleaning paper and warranty registration card
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Item is a Kyocera Samurai X3.0. It was manufactured by Kyocera from 1987 to 1989. It is considered to be one of the first bridge camera models, an autofocus single lens reflex camera including built-in non-interchangeable zoom of high specification. It has unusual styling, likely an attempt to avoid associations with conventional SLRs, considered by consumers to be too difficult and complex. Represented a bridge between point and shoot compact cameras and image quality of full SLR systems.
Item uses 35mm film. The lens is a Kyocera Zoom Lens f=25mm-75mm 1:3.5-4.3. Uses an electronic shutter with speeds 2 to 1/500 sec.
Item has an autofocus lock with half-press on shutter release, integral electronic flash that activates automatically, sequence-shooting and 10 sec. self-timer drive modes, optional date/time imprinting at bottom right of image, DX code sensing, ISO 50-3200, and uses a 6v lithium battery.
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Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction.
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Item is from the Wilhelm E. Nassau donation, accession number 2013.003. Added to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.