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Periphicon 511 - Optical image digitizer

Perihicon 511

It could be the first digital camera accessible to the general public, it cost only $ 200.

The technical characteristics compared with those of today are not very exciting, but we must consider the historical context of the year 1979, however, the resolution is only 32 x 32 pixels, I was not mistaken, we are not talking about megapixel, but just about pixels!

The photo above is an example.

The camera could also be used as a video camera, as it was able to acquire more photos per second, but the article does not speak of FPS so I think the movie was a bit jerky.

From Creative Computing 1979/10

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