Philips ESP-80 (1998)

A Ricoh made digital camera with 270° swivel lens. OEM licensed to Philips. The ESP-80 is thus a re-labeled Ricoh RDC-4300. This digital camera was among one of the first affordable megapixel digital cameras. Another interesting side note is that in the US versions a credit-card sized remote control was included and a headphone(!). It was a short-lived moment as Philips was about to abandon their entire digital camera line. The remote control as well as information about it was quickly withdrawn from their website. If anyone has this RC, deem yourself lucky, it is a rarity! Philips announced all their three digital cameras around the same time. The camera had a 3x optical zoom, megapixel CCD sensor, the possibility to record 8 seconds of audio per image, the swivel lens, color LCD and came with a 4MB memory card.


  • Brand: Philips
  • Model: ESP-80
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $799.99
  • Imager Type: 1.32MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x960
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SmartMedia
  • Lens: f=5.6-16.8mm /F2.8 - F4.7
  • Shutter: 1s - 1/500s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 - F14
  • LCD screen size: 2" LCD
  • Size: 136 x 64 x 34mm
  • Weight: 285 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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