Microdia Quickshot (1996)

The Microdia Quickshot is more like a mystery among digital cameras. For the first time ever, digicammuseum.com sheds some light on this digital camera. The Quickshot is one of the digital cameras that used to have a compact flash card slot. That's all us collectors knew, until now. Microdia was founded in 1992 as as a magnetic data storage media manufacturer. In 1996 they manufactured their first digital camera and one of the first to sport a compact flash card slot. It was (seen from a historical point of view) a high-end digital camera with a 0.25MP 1/5" CCD, autofocus, compact flash slot and built-in memory.

Microdia designed both the hardware and the software for the camera. According to senior vice president Leung "initial sales werer very successful, particularly in the United States". After that Microdia worked (or marketed) a digital camera with PCMCIA card slot and two resolutions (640x480/320x240) for under $100 and some webcams before they concentrated entirely on flash memory products.

My postings and research here on the Microdia encouraged others to get in touch with Microdia and through my pioneering work it was discovered that the Microdia QuickShot was the OEM model for the Umax PhotoRun and the Mitsubishi DJ-1000!

Specifications

  • Brand: Microdia
  • Model: Quickshot
  • First mentioned: 1996
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 0.25MP 1/5" CCD
  • Resolution: 320x240
  • Internal Storage: yes (unknown size)
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: Autofocus
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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