Philips ESP concept study (© Focus/Philips)

Philips ESP SVC concept study (1986)

The Philips ESP series still video camera concept study. 10(!) years before Philips marketed the ESP-2, a group of 50 engineers, designers and scientists were already working on a still video camera concept. The cameras, already labeled ESP (Electronic Still Photography) were designed around a 1/2" 0,18MP CCD manufactured by Philips. Back then they thought the cameras would be ready-for-market by 1988 at a retail price of roughly $1,000. The pictures are concept study drawings but wooden prototypes were actually built. The camera was entirely designed for and aimed at amateur photographers.

Specifications

  • Brand: Philips
  • Model: ESP SVC concept study
  • First mentioned: 1986
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: $1,000
  • Imager Type: 0.18MP 1/2" Philips CCD
  • Resolution: 300x?
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Video Floppy Disk
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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