Category Archives: DSLR History

History of Still Video in the 1980s

Sony MVC-C1

The first consumer-level “Mavica.” This model, MVC-C1, laid the foundation for how we enjoy digital photography today. Several accessories were available for the camera, including an AC adapter, battery pack, and playback adapter. Promoted as a “still video camera for the digital age,” the “Mavica” offers an auto-strobe, fast consecutive shooting, timer, and other features. […]

How to change to a 10 megapixel output on a D1X

Nikon D1 (used in UMC Hospital Utrecht NL)

Nikon View 5.1.4 and later provides an image transfer tool, image browsing, basic editing tools and also includes a “plug-in” for Adobe® Photoshop®. This “plug-in” provides the possibility of further enhancement of RAW “NEF” images. Using either Nikon View or Adobe Photoshop, it is possible to open NEF files as either 10 megapixels (4016×2616) or the […]

Nikon Still Video Camera QV-1000C

Nikon QV-1000C

Nikon QV-1000C was Nikon’s first filmless camera, announced on August 26, 1988.. The QV-1000C is an analog black and white still video camera with a 380.000 pixel CCD sensor. Images are stored on a magnetic two inch video floppy disk. Technically, it’s not a digital camera. The camera was only sold as a complete kit, […]

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)

Announced at MacWorld Boston in August 1992, the DCS 200 targeted desktop publishing rather than photojournalism. In sharp contrast to the complexity and cost of the original DCS, the 200 was the simplest DCS camera ever. Everything but the imager fit onto one circuit board. 2.5-inch hard drives had just appeared and were just the size to […]

Electro-Optic Camera (1988) Kodak DCS on a Canon F1n

By 1987, Kodak had developed the world’s first megapixel CCD imager, the M1. A US Government customer contracted with the Federal Systems Division (FSD) to incorporate the M1 into a standard 35 mm camera body to create the first megapixel portable digital camera, truly the prototype of the digital camera system (DCS) product line. It was designed for […]