Casio QV-10, the first consumer LCD digital camera, lauded as ‘essential’ to tech history
You might not be familiar with Casio’s QV-10, but it was a revolutionary product back in 1995 — the world’s first consumer-grade digital camera to come with an LCD for previewing and viewing images. Now, to recognize the contribution the QV-10 made to the rise in popularity of digital photography, Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science has given it the status of “Essential Historical Material for Science and Technology.” It’s the third Casio product to receive the accreditation after the Mini electronic calculator and the prototype DC-90 digital camera.
This was my first digital camera when I was 15. 320x240. 2mb internal memory could hold 96 images. Swivel lens. It was amazing. I took thousands of photos with it and it is what really got me into taking pictures.
This was my first camera too, it’s still back at my mother’s house and I even bought the subsequent models. One even had a little printer that was just nuts.