UMAX DC-F1 (© Vivitar Corp.)

UMAX DC-F1 (1997)

Announced 1998-05-15 and shown on both the CeBIT '98 and Computex '98. The DC-F1 too never saw the light of day and I strongly believe that the MDX 8000 was marketed instead because the two cameras pretty much looked alike. One noteable thing was that the DC-F1 had a CMOS sensor instead and was based on the SoundVision SVmini-209 OEM model. Thus making it one of the first digital camera models to have such a CMOS sensor instead of a CCD.
The DC-F1 had a maximum resolution of 1920X1600 (interpolated) and a native 0.8MP CMOS sensor. In High Quality the camera could store up to 30 images in normal quality up to 60. It was also possible to record small audio clips of up to 20 seconds. The DC-F1 was shipped with Adobe Photo Deluxe and other image processing software.


  • Brand: UMAX
  • Model: DC-F1
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $549
  • Imager Type: 0.8MP CMOS
  • Resolution: 1000x800
  • Internal Storage: 200KB
  • External Storage: PCMCIA Flash ATA cards Type I
  • Lens: Fixed Focus, coated glass,17mm f/4.0
  • Shutter: 1s to 1/2,000s
  • Aperture Range: F4.0
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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