Canon Micro Bubble Jet Camera (© PhotoSill)

Canon Micro Bubble Jet camera (2000)

Especially for the Canon EXPO 2000 in Paris, Canon had a special website called "www.CanonExpo2000.com" (now defunct). Among tons and tons of information about upcoming technologies and products there was also a short presentation of a Micro Bubble Jet Camera. Print digital photos anytime and anywhere was the slogan. It could record images and sound and was basically a merger between the canon digital camera and their bubblejet ink printers technologies. The key concept was to put the functions of a photo lab in the palm of the user's hand.

The camera would imprint audio files in a 2D barcode at the bottom of printed picture. The idea was that when the barcode was scanned, one could play the audio file. A so-called "paper pack" would contain credit card sized pieces of photo paper for the camera. A print-out would take approx. 40 seconds. While Fuji had their PR21 (on Thermo-Autochrome-Basis) and Olympus/Polaroid their C-211 (on Polaroid instant film) this was the first digital camera body to incorporate ink jet printer technology. Although being a total novelty, the camera was never marketed.

 

Specifications

  • Brand: Canon
  • Model: Micro Bubble Jet Camera
  • First mentioned: 2000
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 0.8MP CCD
  • Resolution: -
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Photo paper and Compact Flash
  • Lens: F2.8-4
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: unknown size
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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