Agfa ePhoto CL50 (1999)

Announced 1999-03-09. The Agfa ePhoto CL50 had a very close resemblance to the Sanyo VPC-Z400. The specs are almost identical too. The camera featured something unique, the patented so-called Suncatcher Illumination. It's a small lid above the display that, when opened, turned off the backlight and let the sunlight illuminate the LCD instead. The CL in the model's name stood for Conventional Line and was to make sure that the camera resembled a 35mm camera rather than the futuristic looking ePhoto 1280/1680.

Praised as a 'high-performing digital camera for business professionals and technology enthusiasts who require advanced features, ease-of-use and a photo-quality, megapixel image'. Here's another marketing phrase... 'the ePhoto CL50 is distinguished by superlative technology and unparalleled image quality. The elegant and sophisticated interface of this camera allows for a high degree of quick and easy exposure control'. Yes, people thought highly of their digital cameras back then. Every company thought that their product was the best one on the market.


  • Brand: Agfa
  • Model: ePhoto CL50
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $850
  • Imager Type: 1.3MP 1/2.7" IT-CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x960
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SmartMedia
  • Lens: F2.8 34-102mm
  • Shutter: 1/2s - 1/500s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 - F4.7
  • LCD screen size: 2" TFT
  • Size: 72.2 x 131 x 55.5mm
  • Weight: 300 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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