Konica UC-01 (© Konica)

Konica UC-01 (1993)

Another first on digicammuseum.com and almost an impossible find is this digital camera prototype. Until now it was unknown to the public. Therefore there is only ample information available. This is also the only picture I could find. It describes a digital camera with LCD screen and CCD imaging sensor that would take SRAM memory cards and was intended for the consumer. The images would be stored on the card as JPEG's. The UC-01 was aimed at becoming the "digital camera version" of Konica's successful compact camera "Big Mini". It was aimed at consumers, while the MC-01 was aimed at prosumers. The camera was never marketed.

Special thanks to Motokazu Ohkawa for translation

Apparently this unique discovery bothered a fellow digital camera history site. They not only copied this entry on their website but also mocked us for claiming how difficult it was to find this information in japanese documents. Well, for the fellow site (and everybody else) it now is a piece of cake to find the information from Konica because I provided images and exact model names. But what would one look for, let's say, five years ago? When the world wasn't aware of the exact model names or pictures? So, copying information is one thing but making fun of extensive research is well.... a bit childish. 

Specifications

  • Brand: Konica
  • Model: UC-01
  • First mentioned: 1993
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: -
  • Resolution: -
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SRAM Card
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: unknown size
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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