Logitech FotoMan digital camera

Made:
1990 in Switzerland
manufacturer:
Dycam Inc
distributor:
Logitech
Logitech FotoMan monochrome digital camera

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Logitech FotoMan monochrome digital camera
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Logitech FotoMan (Digitalkamera aus der Steinzeit) RA digital camera. Monochrome digital camera. First truly digital camera. 320x240 (latter 376x284) resolution; 1Mb internal RAM; fixed focus f4.5 lens. Serial No FAL22921198. In recharging stand, built-in flash. Logitech, Switzerland, 1990

Logitech FotoMan digital camera, made by Logitech in Switzerland, 1990.

The FotoMan was the first digital camera to go on sale. Fuji had created a digital camera as early as 1988, but it was never commercially available. The FotoMan took monochrome pictures, 32 images could be stored in the camera, and images could be uploaded to a PC using the cable supplied with the camera. The price of the camera on its release in 1990 was £499.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
2007-5044
Materials:
electronic components, glass and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
camera: 196 mm x 85 mm x 70 mm,
stand: 112 mm x 95 mm x 85 mm,
type:
digital camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford