"First" digital camera( was Re: OT: Re: What's the weirdest thing that you've ever found inside)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sat May 29 10:10:43 2004

On Sat, 29 May 2004, Stan Barr wrote:

> > I do have a digital camera, and it's on-topic (as it's well over 10 years
> > old). It's a Datacopy 300, which uses a linear (1 - dimensional) CCD
> > tracked across the image plane with a leadscrew. I also have the
> > interface card for it, for the PERQ of course. One day I must have a go
> > at getting it all working...
> I remember reading about those, or one like it, at the time.
> The Apple Quicktake 100 is 10 years old now, and mine still works fine.
> I wonder, what was the first digital camera on sale to the general
> public - as opposed to being aimed at a commercial market?

That would be the Dycam Model 1 I believe. It was apparently the firsy to
include the digitizer in the camera itself (as opposed to a host PC doing
the digitizing).


Here's a terrific site on digital camera history. Spend a good many
minutes reading through this because you'll learn a lot about digital
photography (prepare to be surprised).


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