Haim Hadar: Wow, I always find this kind of technological pioneering fascinating.I'm really curious though, considering that the lens didn't look particularly fast, especially with a combined 3X TC, and '91 CCDs not being super sensitive how long you have to aim it at anything that far and how do you stabilize the camera for this long on a spacecraft.
The sensor in that camera had (by today's standards) HUGE (16 um) photosites.. I believe it had a Kodak M3 sensor in it..
The best "public" history (I believe) is here:http://www.nikonweb.com/files/DCS_Story.pdf
Yamaki-san was a great innovator, and one of the most honorable men in the industry.
I will miss him...
Hmmm....Why no Samsung NX200 in the roundup photo?
It's top in resolution of all of the shipping cameras..
Very much in the running for "best image quality"..