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1997 I-O


INTEL PC CAMERA (Aztech MDC180, Samsung DigiMax 30/50) - 1997.  Aztech MDC180 shown at Comdex Fall '97, Samsung DigiMax 30, Digimax 50 and Intel PC Camera shown at CeBIT '98.  768 x 576 pixel CMOS image sensor. It was also sold in kit form for other manufacturers.
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/971125/digi03.htm
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/980327/cebit_4.htm

 

  

SEE-THROUGH CAMERAS.  From time-to-time manufacturers have displayed models with clear plastic cases showing the intermal construction of the camera.  These were generally for dislay only, not for sale.   However some manufactures, especially of film cameras, did sell transparent versions of their cameras.  Visit the below website to see forty or more such cameras.
http://camerasdownunder.com/gallery/index.php?cat=13


KINON DC-1100 (Kodak DC210, Seagull DC-1100 in 1998) - 1997.  1/3-inch 1152 x 864 pixel CCD.  ISO 140.  F/2 lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/500 second.

http://www.3dnews.ru/guide/objectiv-1/


KOCOM KDC-10 (Ansco DZ-400) – 1997.
Shown at Comdex Fall ‘97.  1/3-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  F/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/10,000 second.
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/971125/digi03.htm



KODAK DC210 zoom (Kinon DC1100) - 1997.  1/3-inch 1152 x 864 pixel CCD.  ISO 140.  29mm - 58mm zoom f/4 lens.  Shutter 1/2 to 1/362 second.

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access

KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE SCS 1000m / ir- 1997.  A specialty camera more compact than the commercial Kodak EOS DCS models using the same Canon body. Canon EOS 1N body. GPS capability. Mono or infra-red. 1012 x 1268 pixel CCD. ISO 16-3200. 2.3 frames per second.


http://jemcgarvey.com



KODAK DC-20 / 3-D Version - 1997.  A company called  3-D Images Ltd of London, England constructed a 3-D digital camera by placing the parts of two Kodak DC20 cameras in one housing.

http://www.stereoscopy.com/3d-images/camera.html




KONICA Q-Mini (Panasonic CardShot NV-DCF-1) – 1997.  1/3-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  F/2.8 43mm fixed-focus lens.  ISO 120.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/2000 second.

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access


KONICA QM-100 – 1997.  1/3-inch 1152 x 872 pixel CCD.  ISO 200.  39mm autofocus f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/500 second.

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access


KYOCERA DR-350 (Yashica KC 600) - 1997.  1/3-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  ISO 100.  F/4 47mm fixed-focus lens.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/1000 second.  Click on image for enlarged view.
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/970512/kyocera.htm
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access

 

KYOCERA VP-110 VIDEOPHONE/DIGITAL CAMERA - 1997.   The Kyocera DS-320 Datascope portable phone with its VP-110 CMOS camera attached was the world's first handheld, wireless videophone and could transmit and receive live images at a resolution of 160 x 190 pixels (monochrome) on its LCD screen.   Up to 16 still images could be recorded internally on the phone's 200K flash memory at 320 x 240 pixels (color). Information and photo provided by Dennis van Hall.

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/kyocera-launches-datascope-ds110-mobile-phone--103208

 

LEICA S1 - 1997.  Professional diigital camera with an oval hoop. A scanner camera which took R- and M-series lenses. Resolution of 5140 x 5140 pixels with file sizes of 75MB at 36 bit color or 150MB at 48 bit color.

www.epi-centre.com/ reports/9703cs.html


LG Electronics ArtShot LDC-F20, LDC-F25 - 1997.  Shown at Comdex Fall '97.  1/4-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  F/2.4 lens.  The F20 had 2MB internal memory, the F25 4MB.  Price: $500.`


http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/971125/digi03.htm

LITE-ON DS-540  - 1997.  Shown at Comdex Fall '97.   MSRP $249.  Photo not yet available.


MINOLTA Dimage-Pic (Pretec DC-300, Polaroid PDC-300, Vivitar Vivicam 2500, etc.) - 1997.  Shown at Comdex Fall '97. 1/4 inch 480 x 320 pixel CCD.  ISO 200.  F/5.6 fixed-focus lens.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/2000 second.

http://www.epinions.com/specs/pr-Minolta_Dimage_Pic_digital_Camera


MITSUBISHI DJ-1000 (DJ-1 in Japan.  Also sold as UMAX PhotoRun in Europe) - 1997. 1/5-inch 320 x 240 pixel CCD.  Fixed-focus 60mm f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/60 to 1/1500 second.  MSRP $200.  Click on image to see enlarged view.
http://www1.harenet.ne.jp/~hiharada/plink/pl42/pl4201.htm
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~zc3t-fksm/dc/dj-1/


MUSTEK VDC-100 (Vivitar ViviCam 2000)  - 1997. Shown at World PC Expo '97.  640 x 480 pixel CCD.  Ten 640 x 480 images or twenty 480 x 320 images.  Analog video output (NTSC).  Shutter 1/60 to 1/16,000 second.  Built-in flash.  MSRP $400.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access


MUSTEK VDC-200 (Vivitar Vivicam 2700) - 1997.  Shown at World PC Expo '97.  1/4-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  F/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/60 to 1/10,000.  2MB internal  memory.  MSRP $299.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/970925/digicame.htm

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access


NEC Picona PC-DC200 - 1997.  640 x 480 pixel CCD.  The Piocona was the world's smallest LCD digital camera at the time of announcement in February of 1997.  Price $566, or $643 with Windows connection kit. http://www1.harenet.ne.jp/~hiharada/plink/pl42/pl4203.htm


OLYMPUS Camedia C-420L (D-220L in US) – 1997.  1/3-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  ISO 130.  36mm autofocus f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/10,000 second.  MSRP $399.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access


OLYMPUS Camedia C-820L (D-320L in US) – 1997.  1/3-inch 1024 x 768 pixel CCD.  ISO 100. 36mm autofocus f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/500 second.  MSRP $599.

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access



OLYMPUS Camedia C-1000L (D-500L in US)  -1997.  1/2-inch 1024 x 768 pixel CCD.  ISO 180.  3X zoom 50mm to 150mm f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/10,000 second. The D-500L and 600L were the first non-SLR digital cameras to have TTL (through-the-lens) viewfinders.  MSRP $799.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalkamera.de%2FKamera.aspx&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Click on camera quick access

OLYMPUS Camedia C-1400L  (D-600L in US) – 1997.  2/3-inch 1280 x 1024 pixel CCD.  ISO 100.  36mm to 110mm zoom autofocus f/2.8 lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/10,000 second. The D-500L and 600L were the first non-SLR digital cameras to have TTL (through-the-lens) viewfinders.  MSRP $1,000. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Olympus/

ORION DIGISNAP DS 21 – 1997.  Marketed by Orion of Germany. 320 x 240 pixel CCD. Shutter 1/8 sec to 1/16000 sec. Lens F/2 fixed focus. The DS 21 was unusual in that it used a camcorder battery. It also had a relatively large 3-inch LCD. Internal storage for about 96 photos. Orion is an electronics manufacturing company. The DS 21 has been their only entrant into the digicam market. MSRP $299. Photos and specifications kindly provided by Dennis van Hall.

http://www.digitalkamera.de/Kamera/OhneDatenblatt.aspx

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1997 E-H
1997 I-O
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 1997 R-S
1997 T-Z
1998 A-D
1998 E-F
1998 G-K
1998 L-N
1998 O-P
1998 Q-R
1998 S
1998 T-Z
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