Apple QuickTake 100 is 30 years old!

Apple QuickTake 100 with colourful background
(Image credit: Future)

The first digital camera it is not. There were others before and, of course, there have been many since. But it was the first practical digital camera for under US$1,000. As a result history has remembered the QuickTake 100 as a significant step toward the digital camera as a consumer device.

To be exact, the QuickTake 100 (known inside Apple as 'Project Venus') was officially launched at MacWorld – a trade show in Japan – in February 1994. It was US$749 (about US$1,575 in today's money), boasted a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 and a memory of just eight shots (if you insisted on using that maximum resolution).

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


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