DS-320 with VP-110 CMOS camera (source unknown)

Kyocera VP-110 CMOS camera (1997)

On 1997-10-29 Kyocera launched a new portfolio of cell phones. The Datascope series which consisted of the DS-110 and DS-320. The portfolio also featured a palmtop computer. For the cell phone Kyocera developed the VP-110 visual phone adapter, once connected to the phone, Kyocera claimed it to be the world's first handheld videophone. It was demonstrated at the COM JAPAN 1997 fair.

The VP-110 had it's own set of two AAA-batteries and a 210° swivel lens. The entire package allowed video calls over the mobile network but could also be used as a standalone digital camera. Sold in Japan only due to the japanese PHS network restrictions. In 1998 it was awarded a Good Design Award.

Specifications

  • Brand: Kyocera
  • Model: VP-110 cellphone CMOS camera
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $300 - $500
  • Imager Type: 0.08MP CMOS
  • Resolution: 320x240
  • Internal Storage: 200KB
  • External Storage: -
  • Lens: f=3.8mm /F2.2 Fixed Focus
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: F2.2
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 63.5 x 39.0 x 140.5mm
  • Weight: 90 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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