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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.  1.3MP. Popular Photography, January 1993, p47.

 
 


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 frames.  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

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


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.

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


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FUJI PR-1H - 1993??  Information required.  Please send e-mail if you have information about this camera. 

FUJI DS-200F - 1993.  World's first digital camera with flash memory.

www.interq.or.jp/sun/tkp/digitalcamera/old-digicam.html

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 UC-01 and MC-01 - 1993.  These two prototype digicams were never  marketed.  To see photos check out Dennis van Halls's new web site, digicammuseum.com, Protypes and Rarities section.

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).

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


OLYMPUS  DELTIS VC-1000 - 1993.  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. http://www1.harenet.ne.jp/~hiharada/plink/pl42/pl4205.htm



SONY DKC-5000/PC1 CATSEYE - 1993.  The DKC-5000 CatsEye 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. 

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


 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.


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


STARDOT WINCAM.ONE - 1993.  Tethered camera kit.  WinCam.One plugged directly into a PC's serial port, eliminating the need for video capture cards and camcorders.  The kit included a camera of 640 x 480 resolution, a slide holder for digitizing 35mm slides, a tripod, all necessary cables, a power supply and WinCam software that controlled the camera. Designed as a desktop camera, aiming and focusing was accomplished using the software. There were many uses for this type of camera, from taking photos for portfolios to setting up a low-cost desktop surveillance system. It could even be taken outside and hooked up to a laptop and tripod for outdoor shots. MSRP $199.

http://business.highbeam.com/409748/article-1G1-18884805/get-picture


TOSHIBA MC200A - 1993.  Upgraded version of the 1990 MC200.  This very rare photo provided through the courtesy of John Mehrman, Toshiba Corportation.

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