Fuji DS-505(A) & 515(A) Digital Still SLR Camera, 1996/1997




Fuji Digital DS 505(A)/515(A) Still SLR camera - Carries similar spec with
Nikon E2N/E2Ns model.


2/3 " CCD with 1.4 million square pixels (1,280 x 1,000 pixels) 24 bit colour
Original condenser optics system which captures 98% of the image in the viewfinder
Low-pass filter to prevent color noise (see
Nikon E2/E2s section).
Four exposure modes with 3 metering systems
Compatible with Nikon F-mount Nikkor lenses (non-AF with restrictions)
Continuous, high-speed shooting with the DS-515A
Recording on ATA-compliant PC Card

Technical Specifications:

Format SLR Digital Card Camera
Lens mount Nikon F-mount
Focus modes Auto/manual
Exposure control Programmed auto/aperture priority/shutter priority/manual modes
Shutter control Electronically controlled focal plane shutter --- Manual: 1/2,000-1/8 sec, Auto: 1/2,000-1/2 sec, Flash Sync: 1/250 sec (max.)
Aperture F = 6.7-38, Set in the Internal Condenser Optics
Exposure compensation 1/4 EV step/+-2 EV max.
Finder Optical Finder/Frame coverage; virtually 100% of actual picture area, Viewing magnification; 0.72X
Continuous film advance 3 frames/sec up to 7 frames (DS-515A), 1 frame/sec* (DS-505A) * When using Image Memory Card HG-15
CCD 2/3-inch, 1.3 million-pixel (1,280 x 1,000) CCD
Effective ISO ISO 880/3200 modes
White balance Auto/manual (6-step) modes
File size 1,280 x 1,000 pixels, 24-bit color
Storage medium ATA Type I or II, Flash
Data compression JPEG standard
Number of frames

Image quality mode

Image compression

Data size
per frame

Min. number of
frames per



Approx. 2.45 MB





Approx. 640 KB





Approx. 320 KB





Approx. 160 KB



Output Video output: NTSC/PAL
Power source Dedicated NiCd battery/External power supply
Dimensions 164 x 140 x 120 mm (DS-505A), 164 x 160 x 120 mm (DS-515A)
Weight** Approx. 1.65 kg (DS-505A), 1.85 kg (DS-515A) ---------- ** Includes battery without lens
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

System Accessories:
FUJIX Image Memory Card HG-15/HG-5 (Format: ATA TYPE I, Flash)

FUJIX Power Supply Kit PK-D5

  • FUJIX AC Power Adapter AC-D5............(1)
  • FUJIX Rechargeable Battery Pack BP-D5...(1)
FUJIX Rechargeable Battery Pack BP-5D
FUJIX Carrying Case LC-D5
FUJIX Slave Adapter SA-D5
(Automatically synchronizes the shutter release of the DS-505A/515A with an external flash.)
FUJIX DS Camera Plug-in Module for Photoshop SD-D5
(Includes Macintosh® version and Windows® version in a package.)

Optional Peripheral accessories for Data Communication:

FUJIX PC Card Reader CR-500
Card slot 2 slots
  • NO.1 : ATA Type I/II/III
  • NO.2 : ATA Type I/II
Interface SCSI-2 (Full pitch 50P x 2)
Data transfer rate Approx. 3 MB/sec
Dimensions 60 (W) x 123 (H) x 271 (D) mm
Weight Approx. 1.2 kg Note: The CR-500 includes driver software for Macintosh® and Windows®.

Useful Downloads: PDF Instruction Manual (6.9MB) for Nikon Capture 2.0 | PDF Instruction Manual (12.2MB) for Nikon Capture 3.0
PDF Instruction Manual (11.9MB) for Nikon Capture 4.0 | PDF Instruction Manual (6.0MB) for Nikon Capture 4.1

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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst

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