Vivitar ViviCam 3100 (© Vivitar Corp.)

Vivitar ViviCam 3100 (1997)

Built in 1997 but first seen at the 1998 International Winter CES show and announced by Vivitar on 1998-01-08. Vivitar launched it's second digital camera, again made by SoundVision and also with the new CMOS technology. A novelty in this digital camera class was the possibility to upgrade the firmware and to interpolate the images to 3MP. Not many digital cameras could do that back then. The camera also allowed to record short audio messages with the images. The camera used a Texas Instruments TMS320C209 image processor.


  • Brand: Vivitar
  • Model: ViviCam 3100
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $599
  • 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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