Hitachi Maxell M1 Prototype (© Hitachi Maxell)

Hitachi Maxell Compact Eye Pudding M1 Prototype (1999)

In November 1999 Hitachi Maxell suddenly announced they were going to market a digital camera with an unusual sounding name. The Hitachi Maxell Compact Eye Pudding M1. A digital camera in a transparent blue design. I am not kidding you, this was the real name according to the press release. The design was really exceptional and interesting. It would certainly have been a neat little camera to own if Hitachi Maxell had marketed it.

Images © Hitachi Maxell and Impress Corp. Japan


  • Marke: Hitachi Maxell
  • Modell: Compact Eye Pudding M1
  • Zuerst erwähnt: 1999
  • Vermarktet: no
  • UVP: $298
  • Bildsensortyp: 0.32 MP CMOS
  • Auflösung: 640x480
  • Interner Speicher: 2MB
  • Externer Speicher: -
  • Objektiv: Fixed Focus F=2.8
  • Verschlusszeiten: -
  • Blenden: -
  • LCD Größe: -
  • Maße: 152 × 21 × 91mm
  • Gewicht: 85gr.
  • Anmerkungen: USB connectivity and video mode