Sanyo DSC-X1 (© Sanyo Corp.)

Sanyo VPC-X300 (1997)

The Sanyo VPC-X300, it's japanese equivalent was the Sanyo DSC-X1. Released 1997-11-01 and shown on the Electronics Show '97. It featured 3x digital zoom, built-in flash, voice memo function,  status display, automatic playback with sound as a slideshow on TV sets, nine frame continuous shooting in two modes of 0.1 second interval and 0.2 seconds interval that could be sampled in to a small videoclip, optical viewfinder, macro mode and auto white balance. Production estimate was set at 5,000 units per month. This digital camera was nicknamed 'Maltese'.
All images © except the DSC-X1 promo shot © Sanyo Corporation


  • Brand: Sanyo
  • Model: VPC-X300
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $699
  • Imager Type: 0.81MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 1024x768
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SmartMedia
  • Lens: f=5mm /F2.8
  • Shutter: 1/4s - 1/500s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8
  • LCD screen size: 2" LCD
  • Size: 138.5 x 65.5 x 43mm
  • Weight: 270 gr.
  • Remarks: Sanyo DSC-X1