Artifact Details

Title

QuickTake 100 Digital Camera for Macintosh

Catalog Number

102662892

Type

Physical object

Date

1994

Manufacturer

Apple Computer, Inc.

Place Manufactured

Japan

Identifying Numbers

Model number KB39PA Of battery charger.
Model number M2613
Other number 1890810504 UPC code on box.
Other number DX4491K02ULA Barcode label on box.
Part number 1PM1644B/A On outside of box.
Serial number TL42705SM25Q Stamped in black on label.

Dimensions

in box: 4 1/4 in x 12 in x 8 3/4 in

Description

Object consists of camera, charger, cable, three 2.5" floppy install disks, user manual, cardboard packaging, and original box.

Category

I/O/A/V

Curator Notes

Apple's first foray into the digital camera market, the QuickTake 100, is seen as the first significant digital camera on the market for less than $1000. Unlike previous digital cameras which could only shoot greyscale images, the QuickTake took 24-bit color images, though had no display screen to preview images. The QuickTake was able to capture images at 0.3 megapixels with only enough on-card storage for about 8 pictures. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, one of his first decrees was to end the non-computer lines, including the Newton, LaserWriter, and QuickTake lines. The design by Marc van de Loo and Tim Parsey was considered remarkable enough for inclusion in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Credit

Gift of Allen Kossow

Lot Number

X4010.2007