Canon CE300 (©

Canon CE300 (1995)

The Canon CE300 was Canon's first digital camera. Not a point-and-shoot one but a sort of notebook camera especially designed for the popular IBM PC110 laptop. It had an ISO of only 100, saved files as JPGs, white balance TTL and a macro mode. The camera came in a plastic case with dedicated software. Apparently only sold in Japan and the software only written for DOS. During operation of the camera, the preview image changed every 10 seconds so a fuzzy movement on the screen was to be expected. The swivel lens could be rotated 180°. In 1996 this camera won a Good Design Award.


  • Brand: Canon
  • Model: CE300
  • First mentioned: 1995
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $199
  • Imager Type: 0.27MP 1/4" CCD
  • Resolution: 320x240
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: -
  • Lens: 5.7 mm f/2.8
  • Shutter: 1/15s - 1/2,000s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 / F8
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 146.6 x 54 x 25mm
  • Weight: 75 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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