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apple newton h1000 omp digital assistant message pad 1993 apple neweton h1000 omp digital assistant message pad set

APPLE NEWTON H1000 OMP - 1993. The Apple Newton, or simply Newton, was an early line of personal digital assistants developed, manufactured and marketed by Apple Computer from 1993 to 1998 and whcih sold for $800 (H1000) to $1,000 (following models). The original Newtons were based on the ARM 610 RISC processor, and featured handwriting recognition. Apple's official name for the device was MessagePad ; the term Newton was Apple's name for the operating system it used, but popular usage of the word Newton has grown to include the device and its software together. For collectors, note that the above Newton in like-new condition with its accessories was purchased on eBay for less than $70. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Newton

http://lowendmac.com/orchard/06/0207.html



canon prototype eos slr 1993
CANON PROTOTYPE  EOS DSLR - 1993.  1.3MP. Popular Photography, January 1993, p47.  We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.


http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/prototypes-rarities/item/canon-eos-prototype


 
 


   

CASIO CP-1000 - 1993.  4MP, 24mm lens, f3.5, shutter speed 4 seconds, resolution 2376 x 1680 or 2040 x 1440.  Size: 8 1/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches by 11 inches.  We were  not aware of this camera until we came across it on the German web site, www.digicammuseum.de, which is highlighted on our front page.  According to the folks at www.digicammuseum.de, they found it at a flea market.  It is a digital themal printer similar to the King Jim DV55  shown on our 1990 page.  From their examination of the CP-1000, they state that  a flat sensor (CCD) is not used, but instead an arrangement of linear brightness sensors (similar to a scanner) deliver a few shades of gray.   The viewfinder, which can be seen on top of the camera, is a type of SLR viewfinder. After switching on a large mirror, it is placed in a 45 degree position so that you can look through the lens when looking into the bay.  If a recording is to be made the mirror first slowly folds and then the recording begins.   We found no other information about this item doing a web search, but the manual is available for download at the second site below.

https://www.digicammuseum.de/kameras/detailansicht/kamera/Kamera/show/cp-1000/

https://www.digicammuseum.de/kameras/detailansicht/

http://www.casio.owner-manuals.com/CP1000-owners-manual-CASIO.html


   

 CASIO RS-20- 1993.  You are correct, the image on the left is not a digital camera, but a Casio radio, model RS-20.  Why does it appear here?  Because Casio may have temporarily used that same model number for a digital camera that they were working on in 1993.  One site shows a photo of a camera that is a duplicate in appearance to the Casio QV-10 of 1995, but with the RS-20 designation.  The story goes that the RS-20 was intended to have a TV tuner, apparently so that owners could watch and listen to TV on their small (very small) screen digital camera!  Since either cable or roof antennas are used to receive TV channels, it is difficult to see how Casio may have thought such a camera possible at that time when just producing a digital camera that actually worked was a significant achievement.  A tiny portable TV combined with a digital camera would have been a task that even NASA would have shuddered to consider.  Did Casio really have the QV-10 ready to go in 1993 and put it off for two years because they were  seriously considering the TV idea?  We don't know, but the photo shown of the RS-20 has all the buttons found on the QV-10 and otherwise appears to be exactly the same as the 1995 QV-10.  Is the person responsible for that two-year delay now doing chauffeur duties?   We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.

http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/prototypes-rarities/category/casio



dycam model 4 model 4xl digital camera 1993
DYCAM MODEL 4 and 4XL - 1993.  24-bit color -or- black and white gray scale.  495 x 366 pixel CCD.  Stored 8 standard or 24 low-resolution digital photos.  Price, $795.  Price included software, host adapter, cables and battery charger.  Optional $99 lens focused down to 2.5 inches. The 4XL had four times the DRAM of the Model 4 and cost about $200 more.  We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.

http://www.dycam.com/r3and4.html


dycam gator modular digital camera 1993
DYCAM GATOR - 1993.   Modular digital camera.  Developed as a joint effort between Dycam, IBM and the University of Florida Research Foundation.  Designed to be used with a variety of optical systems, computer interfaces and power supplies.  MSRP: gray scale $495, color $1,995.  We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.

http://www.dycam.com/r3and4.html



fujix ds-200f digital camera with flash memory 1993

FUJI DS-200F - 1993.  World's first digital camera with flash memory.  We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.

http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/cameras/item/fujix-ds-200f

http://digi.163.com/13/1103/07/9CO7T1NN00162OUT.html

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Fujifilm_digital_cameras

IBM / POLAROID - 1993.  There have been reports on some sites about an IBM / Polaroid prototype shown at Winter CES 1993, but a review of presentions at that event show only a remark by Jack Kuehler, president of IBM at that time, stating that they were working on a camera with Polaroid:  "He (IBM president Jack Kuehler) also announced that IBM is working with Polaroid to develop a new digital instant camera that will make film processing unnecessary. The images could be manipulated and viewed on a PC."   Kuehler called it ''a vivid example of combining the impact of images and the power of computing."  Unless we can see a photo or other supporting information, we cannot confirm the existence of such a camera.



KONICA MC-01 and UC-01 - 1993.  In 1993 Konica  developed two prototype CCD digicams that stored  images on  IC memory cards.  The  MC-O1  was defined by Konica as high definitin and had a 1.3 million pixel CCD with zoom lens at ISO 100 and with an LCD display.  Cameras were not marketed.  One site operator who is well known for bragging about his rare camera photo discoveries states that photos of the UC-01 and MC-01 are almost impossible to find.   I guess that may be true, unless you use Google where the above two photos were found with no trouble at all.

http://www.konicaminolta.jp/about/research/technology_report/1994/pdf/23.pdf

https://www.konicaminolta.jp/about/research/technology_report/1996/pdf/1.pdf

http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/prototypes-rarities/item/konica-uc-01

http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/prototypes-rarities/item/konica-mc-01


ROBERT MCMAHAN, PIXEL PHOTOGRAPHY - 1993.  A guide to using computer technology to create electronic photography introduced readers to electronic imagery, discussing all aspects of photography and tracing the steps, through text and photographs, to electronic imaging.  A text for those at the time interested in the growing field of electronic imaging, Pixel Photography covers shooting photographs to be used for electronic imaging, and then takes the reader through the process of changing the photograph to an electronic image to be manipulated on a computer.  The book was designed for photographers, desktop publishers, graphic designers, printers, artists, and others interested in this then new technology.  The descriptions of the early technology and still video and digital cameras available at that time make this  book a must have for collectors of still video and early digital cameras.  

http://www.amazon.com/Pixel-Photography-Robert-McMahan/dp/1881656012

https://www.lensculture.com/books/7202-pixel-photography

nikon d1prototype f dslr camera 1993

NIKON D1 PROTOTYPE F - 1993.  During the 1993's Newspaper Exposition ('NEXPO'), New Orleans Nikon showcased a D1 model which has a very strong appearance of the E-Series. The camera, capable of delivering a resolution of 560,000 pixels (1088 x 480), shutter speed range from1/8 to 1/2000 sec, and a rapid shooting rate of 1.7 eps (exposures per second) probably formed the basis for the joint venture project with Fuji Film Ltd. later to co-develop/produce the E-series models. The eventual product improved the image resolution from this prototype unit to 1.3 million pixels (1,280 X 1,000).  We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/digitalSLRs/index.htm

http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/prototypes-rarities/item/nikon-d1-prototype

olympus vc-1000 deltis digital camer 1993
OLYMPUS  DELTIS VC-1000 - 1993.  Digital camera.  Zooming could be varied from a focal length of 10.2 mm to 19.6 mm (54-108mm 35mm camera equivalent).  768 x 576 pixel CCD.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/10,000 second.  We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Fujifilm_digital_cameras

http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/cameras/item/deltis-vc-1001


sony dkc-5000 pc1 catseye digital studio camera 1993sony dkc-5000 pc1 catseye digital studio camera in use 1993sony dkc-5000 catseye digital studio camera side view 1993
SONY DKC-5000/PC1 CATSEYE - 1993.  The DKC-5000 CatsEye digital camera was intended for commercial studio applications.   Three 440K pixel, 1/2-inch CCDs (red, blue, green) provided a 1540 X 1120 pixel image.   ISO 100, 200, 400, 800.  Shutter 1/10,000 to 4 seconds.  MSRP $15,000.  We believe we were the first digital camera history web site to provide a photo and information concerning this camera.

 http://www.ampronix.com/content/web/sony_dkc5000.asp


http://www.digicammuseum.com/en/cameras/item/sony-dkc-5000

Sony fx420 ccd handycam analog video camcorder 1993
 SONY CCD-FX420 HANDYCAM - 1993.  Typical analog camcorder of the late 80's and 90's, the CCD-FX420 used 8mm video cassette tape as a recording medium. Features included infra-red auto focusing, 10X zoom (two speeds), macro, fade-in and fade-out, focus hold. Shown above with AC-V35 AC power adapter, AC-V25 charger and Sony battery NP-68.

sony data minidisc md data disc 1993
DATA MINIDISC - 1993.  In 1993 Sony announced MD Data, a version of the MiniDisc to be used for storing computer data.  The Data Minidisk was used later in the 1997 Sony  Cybershot DSC-MD1 camera.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiniDisc



toshiba mc200a memory card camera 1993 
TOSHIBA MC200A - 1993.  Upgraded version of the 1990 MC200 memory card camera.  This very rare photo provided through the courtesy of John Mehrman, Toshiba Corportation.  According to the poster (below) the photo on the right was taken by a Toshiba MC200A.  At first glance, the MC200A photo appears to be the same as a stock photo of the MC200 shown on another web site, but a closer looks shows that the reflections in the lens are entirely different, thus it is not the same photograph. 

http://adwrp-blog.tumblr.com/post/118166644609/picture-upload-samples

http://www.jrussbeauchamp.com/dcs/extras.php

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