QuickTime Video Conferencing Camera 100


The Apple QuickTime Video Conferencing Camera 100 is a web camera that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1995 to 1997. The new QuickTime Camera has been introduced on February 12, 1995, and its price started at $1800.

The new conferencing camera features a 1/3-inch 24-bit CCD Color Image sensor, a picture resolution of up to 542 x 492 pixels, an S-Video connection port, and an RCA composite port. This device received the Product Design Award in 1995, and the first reviews were very positive. This camera has been discontinued in 1997 when Steve Jobs returned to Apple.

The QuickTime Video Conferencing Camera 100 also introduced the QuickTime Media Conferencing software which allowed real-time collaboration with video, audio, and transmission of still images, text, and ‚whiteboard’ capability via local-area, wide-area, ISDN, and ATM networks. Cross-platform connectivity was available via the H.320 teleconferencing standard.

Today QuickTime Video Conferencing Camera 100 is 27 years old!

QuickTime Video Conferencing Camera 100
Source: actualidadiphone.com – QuickTime Video Conferencing Camera 100

QuickTime Video Conferencing Camera 100 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 12, 1995
Discontinued1997
Model NumberUnknown
Original Price$1,800
Weight7 oz
198.44 Grams
Dimensions2.6″ H x 2.6″ W x 4.9″ D
6.6 cm H x 6.6 cm W x 12.44 cm D

System Requirements

  • Macintosh or Power Macintosh with built-in AV ports
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • System Software 7.5 or later
  • Internal DAV connector and an ISDN line for H.330/ISDN Card

Camera

Image24-bit
ResolutionUp to 542 x 492 pixels (512 x 492 effective)
Optics1/3-inch color CCD
Lens Focal Length6.0 mm
RangeManual
From 2″ to infinity
Shutter SpeedN/A

Media

Photo FormatsQuickTime (H.261 codec)

Connections

AudioNone
Ports1 – S-Video
1 – RCA (composite)

Power

Power1.9w
12v DC via S-Video connector

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