Hitachi Maxell M1 Prototype (© Hitachi Maxell)

Hitachi Maxell Compact Eye Pudding M1 Prototype (1999)

In November 1999 Hitachi Maxell suddenly announced they were going to market a digital camera with an unusual sounding name. The Hitachi Maxell Compact Eye Pudding M1. A digital camera in a transparent blue design. I am not kidding you, this was the real name according to the press release. The design was really exceptional and interesting. It would certainly have been a neat little camera to own if Hitachi Maxell had marketed it.

Images © Hitachi Maxell and Impress Corp. Japan


  • Brand: Hitachi Maxell
  • Model: Compact Eye Pudding M1
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: $298
  • Imager Type: 0.32 MP CMOS
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: 2MB
  • External Storage: -
  • Lens: Fixed Focus F=2.8
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 152 × 21 × 91mm
  • Weight: 85gr.
  • Remarks: USB connectivity and video mode

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