The QuickTake 200 which was made by Fuji and sold as the DS-7 was introduced in 1997. Like the QuickTake 100 and 150 it produced photos at 640x480 resolution
Like the others it connected to a Macintosh computer using the then standard Mini Din 8 serial cable. It also used a 5v Smart Media card which is pretty much impossible
to find today along with 5v card readers.
The camera came with instructions, 2mb SmartMedia card, camera, viewfinder, software, strap, 4 Lithium AA batteries, video and serial cable.
Pretty spartan and no flash.
Perhaps the most important and useful feature of any digital camera is a rear LCD view screen. The sliding switch above the LCD is the on/off switch.
The four AA batteries are loaded into the trap door on the bottom of the camera. There is a tripod socket and a thumbwheel control to control the brightness of
the LCD panel.
Controls are located on top of the camera, the round dial controling some camera functions plus computer hookup and playback to the LCD screen.
There are also switches that control what appears to be a neutral density filter in case you are shooting under bright sunlight
as well as a preset focus control for macro, portrait or infinity.
Connections on the side of the camera allow it to be hooked up to an AC adaptor (sold separately), video and serial cables. The opposite side has a slot for the 5v SmartMedia card.
By todays standards (2007) this camera is pretty much an antique and unless you have a 5v SmartMedia reader or old 040 or PowerMac running System 7.5 and equipped with serial
plugs (appletalk or modem) you won't be able to run the software and download your photos. For an Apple collector I would guess this is the best of the Apple branded cameras and
therefore a must have but if you want something useful to take pix with you might want to look at the vintage Kodak DC50 instead.
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