Canon digital EOS (Hi-Def Digital Camera) (© Canon/Popular Science)

Canon EOS Prototype DSLR (1993)

Canon Tech Expo '93 displayed a new type of Canon EOS cameras, it could take all the EOS lenses and flashes but had a 1.3 MP CCD instead of a regular film. The camera was dubbed High-Definition Digital Camera back then. The first reviews talked about a "clip-on digital memory card interface (SRAM)" and that a "120MB hard-drive could be attached". The HDD pack could store up to 30 images and could be transferred via a SCSCI connector.


  • Brand: Canon
  • Model: digital EOS
  • First mentioned: 1993
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: $10,000
  • Imager Type: 1.3MP CCD
  • Resolution: 768x560
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SRAM or hard-drive
  • Lens: lens dependent
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: lens dependent
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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