Sharp VE-LC1 (1997)

On 1997-03-10 Sharp introduced the VE-LC1, their second digital camera and a completely different model then it's predecessor the VE-LS5. The camera was a brand new design and less bulky thus more compact. One of the major changes was the 270° swivel lens that was firmly integrated into the body (as opposed to the attached swivel lenses Casio used). The camera also featured some nice features like a large 2.5" LCD screen, a built-in infrared port, a video out connector but no built-in flash unfortunately. Sharp also included an infrared adapter for personal computers along with the camera. Because of it's compact size the camera did not have a memory card slot. This camera can occassionaly be found on certain auction platforms. Cameras marketed outside of Japan had the model name VE-LC1S on the label at the bottom.

The VE-LC1 won a Good Design Award in 1997.
 
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Specifications

  • Brand: Sharp
  • Model: VE-LC1
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $749
  • Imager Type: 0.35MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: 4MB
  • External Storage: -
  • Lens: f=6mm /F2.8
  • Shutter: 1/7.5s - 1/2000s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 / F8
  • LCD screen size: 2.5" LCD
  • Size: 124 x 81.1 x 40.2mm
  • Weight: 210 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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