Toshiba IK-D30 (1996)

On 1996-11-15 Toshiba introduced the IK-D30 in a press release as being the "World's Smallest, Lightest PC Card Digital Camera For Mobile Computing". The camera head was the smallest and lightest at the time and weighted only 130 gr. Toshiba started selling sample units in 1996 and mass-production was scheduled for early 1997. They planned to sell 50,000 units in 1997 alone. It also was the first camera designed for the 32-Bit PC CardBus Interface.

It could even be placed on top of the LCD panel of a notebook and could provide real time digital moving images in a mobile environment. Power consumption was only 1 Watt and provided by the notebook's card interface. Tranmission speed was up to 132MB/s

Specifications

  • Brand: Toshiba
  • Model: IK-D30
  • First mentioned: 1996
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $500
  • Imager Type: 0.33MP 1/4" CCD
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Harddisk drive
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter: electronic shutter
  • Aperture Range: F2.4 / F4.6
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 78 x 60 x 20mm (camera head) / 85.6 x 54 x 5mm (card)
  • Weight: 160 gr. (card and camera head)
  • Remarks: -

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