AOL PhotoCam (© paddythepeddler)

AOL PhotoCam (1999)

The AOL PhotoCam was a OEM Pretec DC-600 model. AOL had it especially rebadged for their members. As mentioned on the OEM page here on this website, it's wrong to label all these OEM models with one year. Some of them were marketed in 1998 but most of them in 1999 with USB connectivity. The camera had an optical and LCD viewfinder, Compact Flash slot, automatic white balance, Video out and every other feature you might expect from a $300 camera. AOL's digital cameras can be found frequently on eBay by the way and are a good starting point for a vintage digital camera collection.


  • Brand: AOL
  • Model: PhotoCam
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $249
  • Imager Type: 0.3 MP 1/4" CCD
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: 2MB
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: F4 f=5mm (52mm equiv.)
  • Shutter: 1/30s -1/10,000s
  • Aperture Range: F4
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" TFT
  • Size: 126 x 68 x 46mm
  • Weight: 150 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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