Dakota "Disposable" Camera Mini Review (Part 1: The Dissection)

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Dakota "Disposable" Camera Mini Review (Part 1: The Dissection)
Aug 1, 2003

I was intrigued by the discussion about this new single use digital camera, and immediately thought about tearing one open and seeing if I could figure out how it ticked. Sure, this may be difficult or impossible due to encryption/obscurity/who knows what else, but what’s 10 bucks?

I ran out and picked up two. One to rip open with unrestrained glee, and the other to actually use to study the results vs. a standard single use film camera.

I can tell you this. There is no RFID tag. There is also no USB controller (as suspected.)

The camera opened up with the removal of three screws and a little pressure applied to the case. Nothing heat-sealed or molded as far as I can see.

There is a proprietary interface, and details of this are in the review.

Click here for pictures and descriptions of the camera...


Perhaps tomorrow, I'll return with part 2 containing the images captured with the camera itself.

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