Minolta Dimage RD 3000 (1998)

Minolta's RD 3000 was the world's first digital camera with a "screen split two plate imaging system". Although the camera was shown at several tech fairs in 1998, it was first publicly announced by Minolta on 1999-09-21. The initial production volume was set to 1,000 units per month. Minolta also offered a complete bundle with four lenses and a dedicated flash which was limited to 500 units. More information can be found in the prototype section.

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Specifications

  • Brand: Minolta
  • Model: Dimage RD 3000
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes in 1999
  • MSRP: $3,240
  • Imager Type: 2.7 MP with two 1/2" CCDs
  • Resolution: 1984x1360
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: CF Type I and II
  • Lens: various vectis lenses
  • Shutter: 1/2000s to 30s
  • Aperture Range: depends on vectis lens
  • LCD screen size: 2" TFT
  • Size: 150 x 117 x 101mm
  • Weight: 1,000 gr.
  • Remarks: Magnesium alloy body

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