A Piece of History
The Casio QV-10 digital camera is credited with being the world’s first consumer digital camera to include an LCD display on the back, a feature that is ubiquitous today.
Recently, I found one in the office.
Strictly speaking, this is the QV-10A variant, which came out slightly later, but is functionally identical other than an increase of the internal memory from 2MB to 16MB (MSP noted in the comments that I was confused by the units given!). There is no ability to use a memory card. Other features include:
- 0.25 Megapixel resolution
- Manual aperture adjustment (seen here underneath the lens)
- Macro mode switch
- 1.8″ TFT screen
- CCD sensor
After a desperate hunt for the software, which communicates with the camera via a serial COM port, I downloaded a picture it took of a distant descendant. Here it is, in all its full-resolution glory: