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LEICA MINILUX ZOOM – 1998.  The Minilux had an original MSRP of $999 in 1998. That would be about $1,330 in 2010 dollars, a very expensive little 35 mm camera. Lens 35 - 70 mm. Shutter 1-1/250 sec, T and B. This Minilux in mint condition was given to me by my beautiful niece, Faa.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/minilux-zoom.htm



LEICA DigiLux  – 1998.  Leica's first digital camera.  Few were produced and are thus seldom seen on eBay.  Most are with collectors or in museums. Original MSRP was $999 (about $1,431 in 2013 dollars). 1/2-inch 1280 x 1024 pixel CCD.  ISO 100.  F/3.2  35mm autofocus  lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/1000 second.

http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue9809/cameracorner.htm


LG ELECTRONICS ArtShot LDC-F10 - 1998.  Shown at CeBIT '98.  1/4-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  May not have been marketed.  http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/980327/cebit_4.htm


LG ELECTRONICS ArtShot LDC-F30 - 1998.  Shown at CeBIT -98.  1/4-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  May not have been marketed.  http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/pc/docs/article/980327/cebit_4.htm


MAGINON DC-800 (Polaroid PDC 700, Pretec DC-800, Premier DC-820, Claxan DC-8, Formula 1 DC-800) - 1998.  1/3-inch 1024 x 768 pixel CCD.  ISO 160.  F/3.5 35mm fixed focus lens.  Shutter 1/30 to 1/10,000 second.
http://www.weblehre.de/hardware/566.htm


MATTEL Barbie Cam and Nick Click – 1998.  160 x 120 pixel CMOS sensor.  Fixed-focus lens.  About $70 (Barbie Cam), $30 (Nick Click).
http://www.parents-talk.com/kidseyes/techtoys/ke_tt_0014.html


MINOLTA Dimage EX 1500 Zoom and Wide Angle – 1998.  Shown at Photokina '98, marketed in 1999. The most distinguishing and unique feature of this camera was the detachable lens/CCD/viewfinder assembly (the black right hand quarter in the image shown). 1/2-inch 1344 x 1008 pixel CCD.  ISO 125.  F/1.9 28mm (wide angle) autofocus lens and F/3.5 38mm - 105mm zoom lens (MSRP $799).  Alternatively, you could make use of the detachable lens feature and purchase the wide "add-on lens" at around US$350, providing 28mm and 38mm to 105mm. Shutter 1/2 to 1/400 second.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/minolta1500/


MINOLTA RD3000 – 1998.  Prototype shown at Photokina 1998, but not marketed until 2000. First D-SLR to use lenses other than those built for 35mm film cameras (APS). 2 x 1.5 Megapixel CCD's = 2.7 Megapixel image (1,984 x 1,360). MSRP $3,240.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/9909/99092102rd3000.asp


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Minton Probe 99 (Jenoptik JD 11, Pentacon QD500) – 1998.  24-bit color. 640x480 Resolution.  Built-in Flash.  LCD control Panel.  Viewfinder Window.  CCD SENSOR- 1/4" color CCD (350,000 pixels).  Interface - RS-232C Serial.   Optical viewfinder.  2MB flash memory.  Lens: Macro/Normal, f2.8.   Shutter : 1/20 to 1/1000 second, 1 to 9 seconds (bulb mode) Focal Length: 5.23 mm.  ISO 40.  Self timer.  2 "AA" Alkaline batteries or 3 volt/1.2 Amp AC adapter.
http://www.ivisit.com/help/reference/cam-parison_OLD.html




MUSTEK VDC 200P and 210P – 1998.  1/4-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  F/2.8  fixed-focus lens.  Shutter 1/60 to 1/10,000 second. 200P with LCD, 210P without LCD.
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 300 – 1998.  1/4-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD.  F/2.8 fixed-focus lens.  Shutter 1/30 to 1/6000 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


MUSTEK VDC 3500 (Relisys Dimera 3500, Ansco VDC-3500) - 1998.  640 x 480 pixel CCD.  ISO 200.  F/4 35mm lens. Shutter 1/3- to 1/10,000 second.
http://www.photographyreview.com/mfr/mustek/3-megapixel/PRD_83059_3098crx.aspx


NIKON Coolpix 600 (Panasonic PV-DC 1580) – 1998.  1/3-inch 1024 x 768 pixel CCD.  ISO 100.  F/2.8 36mm autofocus lens.  Shutter 1/10 to 1/2000 second.  Detachable flash.  About $600.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs.asp


NIKON Coolpix 900 (E900), 910 (black) and 900s (E900S) – 1998.  1/2.7-inch 1280 x 960 pixel CCD.  ISO 64.  F/2.4 autofocus 38mm - 115mm zoom lens.  Shutter 1/4 to 1/750 second. The 900s had an external flash connection, more detailed exposure compensation and several other improvements.  MSRP $800.
http://dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Nikon/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C900/C900DAT.HTM

http://www.nikon.co.jp/main/eng/news/1998/e900s_98.htm


NIKON E3, E3s / FUJI DS-560, DS-565 - 1998.     SLR. 1280 x 1000 pixel CCD. ISO 800/1600/3200.  Internal aperture control f/4.8 to f/38.  Shutter 1/8 to 1/2000 second. The E3s' larger buffer memory allowed it to take up to 12 consecutive images at 3 frames / sec.
http://www.nikon.co.jp/main/eng/news/1998/maye3_98.htm

 


NINTENDO GAME BOY CAMERA – 1998.  128 x 128 pixel black & white CMOS sensor.  The first company to integrate an ICIS chip into a commercial product was Nintendo in 1998 with their Game Boy Camera.  The camera plugged into the Nintendo Game Boy as a game cartridge and allowed users to acquire images and edit them for viewing or output on a small printer.  Four levels of gray scale.  The camera lens was able to rotate 360 degrees. The original Game Boy Camera, known as Pocket Camera in Japan, was basically a Game Boy cartridge with a black and white digital camera on top. It stored up to 30 pictures and came with photo/image editing functions like zooming, painting, cropping, etc. Animation could be done with Pictrip, an animation processing software built into the Camera. It also came with built-in games including "Ball" (a juggling game) and "Space Fever II" (a shooter). It also came with a music mixing/editing program. It could share data with another Game Boy. It could print photos with the Game Boy Pocket Printer. Camera $50.

http://www.merl.com/projects/icis/

NINTENDO GAME BOY PRINTER – 1998. Known as Pocket Printer in Japan, it was a printer for use with the Game Boy Pocket camera. It used Print Seal thermal paper, which came in yellow, blue, and white rolls. The printer plugged into the serial port (Game Link) on the Game Boy. MSRP $60.

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


NMC DView 1000, 2000, 3000 - 1998/99.  These cameras are variations of the UMAX DC-A1 which was shown at CeBIT '98.  Probably first marketed in 1999.  The D-View 3000 had a 1/3-inch 1024 x 786 pixel CCD and an LCD.   F2.8 dual fixed-focus lens.  Shutter 1/30 to 1/10,000 second.  The 2000 had a 1/4-inch 640 x 480 pixel CCD and an LCD.  The 1000 was the same as the 2000, but without the LCD.  This same basic camera may have also been sold under the Soyo brand name.

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

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