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OBSIDIAN IMAGING IC-100 - 1996.   This camera was designed to prevent image tampering by creating an image signature within the camera when the photo was taken.  The camera software was able to compare any subsequent copy of the image with the original and detect alteration.  A cross-hatch grid showed where an image had been altered.  The system also allowed for encryption and for a watermark to be embedded in the image to control unauthorized changes (NEC PC-DC401 in Japan). Obsidian Imaging was previously Epix imaging and the camera was based on the Epix imaging EpixPro.  

http://www.epi-centre.com/reports/9612bcs.html




OLYMPUS D-200L - 1996.  640 x 480 pixel CCD.  ISO 130.  36mm f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1 to 1/10,000 second.  Price $600.  http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs.asp

OLYMPUS D-300L - 1996. 1024 x 768 pixel CCD.  36mm f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/500 second.  First consumer XGA resolution digicam. Price, $900.  http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs.asp


OLYMPUS C-400    OLYMPUS C-400L         OLYMPUS C-410L (Marketed 1997)


Key features the same for all three cameras.  1/3-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  Fixed-focus, 36mm f/2.8 lens.  ISO 130.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/10,000 second. 

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OLYMPUS C-800L - 1996.  1/3-inch 1024 x 768 pixel CCD.  ISO 50.  36mm f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/500 second.  Autofocus and built-in flash.

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Olympus model numbers can be confusing because the early models used different numbers for different market areas. Below are listed cameras that are exactly the same except for having a D or C prefix model number.

D-200 / C-400
D-200L/C-400L
D-300L/C-800L
D-300L/C-800L
D-220L/C-420L
D-320L/C-820L
D-500L/C-1000L
D-600L/C-1400L
D-340R/C-830L
D-340L/ C-840L
D-400 Zoom/C-900Z
D-620L/C-1400XL

 



PANSONIC VZ-XP1 - 1996.   Prototype for the Panasonic CardShot NV-DCF-1.  The VZ-XP1 was shown at Fall '96 Comdex.   The NV-DCF-1 was introduced in 1997.
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/961007/pana.htm


PENTAX EI-C90 - 1996.   Displayed at PMA1996.  An unusual first in digicams, the EI-C90 could be separated into two sections so that the section containing the camera (on the right in the photo) could be carried alone if desired while the section containing the LCD could be left at home.   The marketed version featured small improvements over the PMA prototype and was put on sale in July 1997.  768 x 560 pixel CCD. ISO 200. 50 mm f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/4000 second.  PC card type I/II.  Price, $915.

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PIXERA Professional - 1996.  Example of a tethered digicam.  Images were stored on the PC hard drive. 1/3-inch 1280 x 1024 pixel CCD.  ISO 50.  40mm f/2.1 lens.  Shutter 1/16 to 1/1000 second. MSRP $1,195.

http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:4xirC9Q8d2cJ:findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1998_June_5/ai_50060208+%22PIXERA+Professional%22+1996&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=26&gl=us



POLAROID PDC-2000 Series -  PDC 2000/40, PDC-2000/60, PDC-2000T - 1996. 1600 x 600 pixel CCD (vertical was interpolated to 1200 pixels).  ISO 100.  38mm f/2.8 autofocus lens.  Shutter 1/25 to 1/500 second.  JPEG compression not used.  The /40 had 40MB of storage and the /60 had 60MB.  The /T was a tethered model ($2,995).  The  /40 was originally $3,695 but was later lowered to $1,350.  The /60 was originally $4,995, but was lowered to $1,999.


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              RICOH RDC-1S - 1996                                      RICOH RDC-2, 2E, 2L - 1996

RDC-1S:  1/3-inch 768 576 pixel CCD.  ISO 70.  3X 50mm to 150mm zom f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/500 second. The RDC-1 was a top of the line multimedia machine capable of capturing moving video, moving video with sound, stills and just audio alone. It featured a 3:1 zoom lens. The RDC-2 was a scaled down version of the RDC-1 without the ability to capture moving video. It had a dual focal length lens equivalent to a 35mm/55mm lens on a 35mm camera. It had five recording modes; still image, still image with sound, sound only, document mode, and continuous (aka motor drive) shooting mode. The RDC-2 had a built in flash - the RDC-2E did not. The RDC-2 came in a variety of "packages" bundled with various flash memory cards, LCD monitor, etc. The RDC-2E had a 410,000-pixel CCD with a mechanical shutter that recorded S-VHS quality images (768x576 pixels) in full frame. The lens was a fixed focal length f:3.7  

http://www.steves-digicams.com/ricoh.html

http://www1.harenet.ne.jp/~hiharada/plink/pl42/pl4205.htm

The Ricoh DM-2 LCD monitor could be purchased separately to be added to any of the RDC-2 series cameras.


RICOH RDC-2V - 1996.  The RDC-2V model provided means for transmission of photos by cell phone. Ricoh RDC-2 models had 768 x 576 pixel CCDs.  ISO 70 or 90.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/500 or 1/1000 second.  35mm  and 55mm switchable f/2.0 autofocus lens.  Prices:  RDC-2: $699 or $799 with LCD, RDC-2E: $699.  Click on image to see enlarged view.

http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.103396

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