On September 13, 2012, it was announced that the Casio QV-10 Digital Camera would be recognized as "Essential Historical Material for Science and Technology" by Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science.
Released in 1995, the Casio QV-10 Digital Camera was the world's first consumer-grade digital camera to feature an LCD screen. When you consider that, before its introduction, it was impossible to preview any of your digital pictures, it's clear that the camera represents a major milestone for photography.
As groundbreaking as the technology was upon its release, the camera was only 250 kilopixels, which meant it had a hard time competing with other film cameras at the time in terms of image quality. However, at the relatively affordable retail price of 65,000 yen (roughly $833 in today's money), the camera still achieved wide success and gained Casio recognition as a innovator in field of cutting-edge camera technology.
The Casio QV-10 Digital Camera is the third Casio product to gain accreditation. The Mini electronic calculator and prototype DC-90 digital camera were previous honorees.
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