Apple iCamera QuickTake
Photo credit: Cha Hee Lim
Always wanted a dedicated Apple digital camera? If you were around in 1994, there was the first-generation Apple QuickTake. The company released various models over the span of three years before discontinued the line in 1997 due to increasing competition as well as the return of Steve Jobs. A total of three models were released to the public, including the 100 / 150, both built by Kodak, along with Fujifilm’s 200. All of these had a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels maximum, or 0.3-megapixels, which was ahead of its time. Designer Cha Hee Lim shows us what a modern version might look like. Read more for additional pictures.


Apple iCamera QuickTake
Apple iCamera QuickTake
Apple iCamera QuickTake
Apple iCamera QuickTake
Apple iCamera QuickTake
This modern take appears to draw inspiration from the iPod Classic, and has a scroll wheel that lets you switch between normal, ultrawide, or telephoto lenses. Need a flash? You can attach one using the integrated magnetic mount.

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Apple’s QuickTake 100 was first showcased at the 1994 Tokyo MacWorld and exhibited at the Photo Marketing Association trade show. It hit stores on June 20, 1994, priced at $749 USD. Believe it or not, the device you see in the video above even received a Product Design Award in 1995. What you may not know is that two separate models were sold for either Macintosh or Windows systems and the bundled software as well as serial cable were specific to operating system.
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