Friday, January 20, 2012

Jurassic Tech Podcast 1: Sony Mavica (1981). First Cam With Storage

See link for Audio podcast.

In 1981 Kent Ekberg was a corporate planner for Sony America, trying to figure out a brand new market in photography. Check out the Sony Mavica, below. It was the first still camera with electronic storage.
The Mavica was actually an analog TV video camera — the pics on the early models all were at 570×490 resolution, the same as an NTSC standard television.  The name Mavica — the protoype was MAVICA, short for MAgnetic VIdeo CAmera 

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