CES 2001: The Ultra-Pocket credit card sized digital camera from SMaL Camera Technologies is just 6 mm thick, it can take VGA (640 x 480) images and can be connected to a PC via a USB cable. Other features include a viewfinder, rechargeable battery, 35mm (equiv.) F2.0 fixed lens, and MMC card storage (8 MB supplied). Oh, and it weighs just 63 g (2 oz).

SMaL Ultra-Pocket Digital Camera Specifications (Preliminary)

Imager VGA CMOS device
Image sizes 640 x 480
Viewfinder Optical
Lens 35mm equiv., F2.0
Aperture Fixed, F2.0
Focus range 91cm (36") - Infinity
Exposure Auto
Shutter Speed 1/10 to 1/1000 sec
Storage MultiMediaCard (8 MB supplied - approx 40 images)
Interface USB
Power Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Dimensions 85.6 x 54 x 6 mm (3.4 x 2.1 x 0.2")
Weight 63.3g (2.23 oz)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA – January 6, 2001 – SMaL Camera Technologies, Inc., a developer of low power CMOS imagers and intelligent cameras for a variety of markets, including low cost consumer cameras, handheld electronics, intelligent transportation systems, and surveillance, introduced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada the Ultra-Pocket™, a digital still camera that re-defines the affordable, compact digital camera.

The Ultra-Pocket is the perfect entry-level digital camera for individuals and families who desire a true pocket camera without sacrificing affordability and quality. "When people see and use the Ultra-Pocket, it is common for them to react with a 'Wow!' at least twice," said Keith Fife, Vice President, Engineering, SMaL Camera Technologies. "The first 'wow' is a reaction to the camera's ultra-thin size – literally the size of a credit card and only 0.2" (6 mm) thin. The second occurs when they see how the Autobrite™ technology clearly captures the dark details of a scene while ensuring that the bright regions never saturate."

The Ultra-Pocket boasts durability and a sleek silver contour. Its VGA resolution (300,000+ pixels) is ideal for sending images via e-mail or for posting on the web. The included 8 MB MultiMediaCard removable memory can hold up to approximately 40 images. USB connectivity ensures fast downloading and connectivity with Windows. The camera fits easily in your pocket, goes virtually everywhere you go, and offers simple point-and-click use. With the Ultra-Pocket, it's never been more convenient to capture and share life's images.

For more information see us at CES 2001 booth #4346, or contact Romney Williams at 617.806.1986.

Click here for SMaL Camera Technologies product page

Credit to digitalcamera.gr.jp for initially locating this product.