Sharp VE-LC2 (1997)

Also in 1997 Sharp introduced the VE-LC2 which was basically the same model as the VE-LC1 but now with a clip-on optical viewfinder and a slightly smaller body. The VE-LC2 was also the first digital camera in the world to adopt the IrTran-P (Dubbed Infrared Transfer Picture) standard. Just like it's predecessor this model did not have a memory card slot but instead 4MB of internal flash memory. To me the VE-LC2 was a better model than the VE-LC1 but also much, much harder to find these days. Outside of Japan the camera was labeled VE-LC2H underneath the camera. Above you can see the two models compared to each other in size.
 
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Specifications

  • Brand: Sharp
  • Model: VE-LC2
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $699
  • 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: 109.6 x 62.1 x 33.4mm
  • Weight: 190 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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