Mustek VDC-3500 (© digitalkameramuseum.de)

Mustek VDC-3500 (1999)

Digital camera manufactured by Haking International. It is unknown to me whether TECO also marketed the camera under their own brand name TECO. As I mentioned here before, Relisys, is a brand name of TECO. There are some hints here and there that there was a TECO Dimera 3500 but no picture material is available. So I have not included it here. Personally I believe this camera was not introduced to the market until 1999. Certainly not in 1998 because Mustek launched it's VDC-3500 in 1999. The camera was cheap with an average sales price of $199 - $249. Resolution was only 640x480 pixels and the next bummer was that this camera type utilized the very rare serial flash modules (as you can read on my memory cards page). There were only a handful of those cards available and no reader. So the longevity of this camera was limited. Plus it used one of these expensive CR123A batteries. Okay, but here is the tricky part. The initial Mustek VDC-3500 was completely identical to the Relisys and Trust model. The marketed VDC-3500 differs from the others in design. It has a clearly smoother finish. You can easily spot that in the pictures I provided. If anyone has a better photo of the first VDC-3500 I'd be happy to post it here.

Specifications

  • Brand: Mustek
  • Model: VDC-3500
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $349
  • Imager Type: 0.35MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: 2MB
  • External Storage: Serial Flash Module 'MediaStik'
  • Lens: F4 Fixed focus
  • Shutter: 1/30s -1/10,000s
  • Aperture Range: F4 - F11
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 60 x 125 x 33mm
  • Weight: 160 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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