Toshiba DataPlay camera prototype (© Impress Corp.)

Toshiba DataPlay Prototypes (2001)

CES 2001 and CeBIT 2001 unveiled a new storage and media technology. The DataPlay Disc. A 250MB/500MB optical digital disc that could store music, video and images. Among the few companies that supported this technology were Samsung, Pretec and Toshiba. Toshiba took their PDR-M70 model and equipped it with a DataPlay Disc drive.The camera was said to be fully operational and pictures could actually be taken in the booth. Toshiba also demonstrated a rather unconventional digital camera in a very futuristic design to go with the new technology. No need to mention that the entire production line became vaporware one year later.


  • Brand: Toshiba
  • Model: DataPlay Digital Camera Prototypes
  • First mentioned: 2001
  • Marketed: no
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 3.3 MP CCD
  • Resolution: -
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: DataPlay Disc
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: -
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: USB connectivity, Video recording

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