Apple Computer produced some of the first consumer digital cameras. The Quicktake cameras had a resolution of 640x480 pixels (i.e. VGA computer screen size), with a colour depth of 24 bits They were designed to connect to an Apple Macintosh computer via a V.24 serial cable (which is no longer supported by OS-X, or on current Mac hardware).
The Quicktake cameras did not sell well, and were discontinued late in 1997.
Alphabetical List of Apple Cameras Edit
Quicktake 100 (Feb 1994) Edit
Quicktake 150 (May 1995) Edit
Quicktake 200 (c.Feb 1997)Edit
The Quicktake 200 was a more conventionally-shaped camera, to current eyes, having a compact-camera outline, a 1.8-inch LCD viewing screen on the back, a mode dial and a SmartMedia memory card slot (along with 2Mb of internal memory). There was no built-in optical viewfinder, but there was a clip-on accessory optical finder. The 200 was made in Japan by Fuji - as a rebadged Fuji DS-7 - and also sold as the Samsung Kenox SSC-350N - however, the Fuji and Samsung had the added advantage of coming with software for connection to a PC as well as a Macintosh. The resolution was still 640x480, but the 200 could use TIFF, BMP, PCX, jpeg and QuickTake file formats, and had an NTSC video output. It was powered by four AA batteries.
- Quicktake camera manuals at Apple.com
- Apple Quicktake at Sylvain Halgand's www.collection-appareils.fr
- Apple Quicktake 100 by John Henshall
- Apple Quicktake 200 & Fuji DS-7 by John Henshall
- Andy Baird's tips for Quicktake 200/Fuji DS-7/Samsung Kenox owners