Kyocera DA-1 (©

Kyocera DA-1 (1996)

The Kyocera DA-1 is the last camera to use Video Floppy Disks. Why it was ever built beats me. It is a still video camera with one difference though, the images were directly digitized inside the camera and this time stored in digital format on the VF disks. I included it here anyway because I think it's an interesting hybrid camera. It was also Kyocera's first digital camera on the market. The camera itself is fueled by two expensive CR123A batteries and had a built-in playback unit. The camera is not to be confused with the Yashica DA-1 camera data back with the same name.


  • Brand: Kyocera
  • Model: DA-1
  • First mentioned: 1996
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $798
  • Imager Type: 0.27MP CCD
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Video Floppy Disk
  • Lens: f=8.4mm / F3.2
  • Shutter: 1/60s to 1/1,500s
  • Aperture Range: F3.2
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 122 x 63 x 38mm
  • Weight: 300 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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