Patent Number: 6,169,857

Title: Connection structure for camera and accessory

Abstract: A camera system including a camera, and an accessory to be secured to the camera by means of a screw provided to an upper surface of the accessory and a threaded hole formed on a bottom surface of the camera. At least first and second circuits are respectively provided in the camera and the accessory. First and second connectors, each of which are electrically connected to the first circuit, are provided on the bottom surface of the camera. The first and second connectors arranged at opposite portions, with respect to the threaded holes on the bottom surface of the camera. Further, third and fourth connectors to be respectively connected to the first and second connectors are provided on the upper surface of the accessory. Each of the third and fourth connectors, which are electrically connected to the second circuit, are arranged at portions corresponding to the first and second connectors.

Inventors: Kaneko; Hidefumi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03B 17/00 (20060101); G03B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018