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Sharp VNEZ1 - This was bought second hand from a disappointed owner in 2002. It was too good to pass up at the time, as it is so cool looking. Shame about the rubbish resolution 0.35mp (mobile phones have a better resolution these days!), great for 'cheapy' pics and movies, just passable for web use (if you're not that fussy). First of the Mpeg 4 digicams (as of March 1999), mind you there's still not too many today. I still think its a great fun camera if not taken too seriously.
Sharo VNEZ1

Sharp VNEZ1

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Discontinued now, but maybe about on the web 2nd hand (!) Still are details here
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A codec is required for playback with Windows Media Player

FEATURES: Records up to 7.5 minutes of MPEG-4 compressed video and audio on its 4MB SmartMedia memory card • Creates files that can be e-mailed, uploaded or stored on your hard drive in the Advanced Streaming Format • 1.8-inch colour LCD viewfinder • 270-degree rotating lens • 4X digital zoom • Self-timer • Maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels

Key Features
Image Sensor Type CCD
Resolution .35 Megapixel
Optical Zoom Without Optical Zoom
Camera Type Standard Point and Shoot
Interchangeable Lens Without Interchangeable Lens
Optical Zoom Without Optical Zoom
35mm Zoom Lens 37 mm
Focus Range 18 in. to Infinity (w)
Macro Focus Range 3 - 18 in. (w)
Focal Length 3.8 mm
Image Quality  
Resolution .35 Megapixel
Exposure Control
ISO Speeds 100
Aperture Range f3.4 (w)
Compression Modes Normal, SuperFine
Compression Type JPEG
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder Without Viewfinder
LCD Panel With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size 1.8 in.
Power Supply
Battery Type 4 x AA Batteries
System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 95
Width 3.2 in.
Depth 1.7 in.
Height 3.5 in.
Weight .33 lb.
Product ID 1033

Model name VN-EZ1
Moving picture compression format MPEG-4 standard
Still image compression format JPEG standard
Recording format Moving picture: ASF, Still image: JPEG (Exif 2.1)
Recording medium SmartMedia (SSFDC) 3.3V type
2MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB memory cards
Moving picture size and recording time (approx.)   Image size Transmission
4MB 8MB 16MB 32MB
LP 160 x 120 Approx.
28.8 kbps
(16 kbps)
17 min. 34 min. 1 hour
8 min.
2 hours
17 min.
Normal Approx.
64 kbps
(16 kbps)
7 min.
30 sec.
15 min. 30 min. 1 hour
Fine Approx.
192 kbps
(24 kbps)
2 min.
30 sec.
5 min. 10 min. 20 min.
S-Fine Approx.
384 kbps
(32 kbps)
1 min.
15 sec.
2 min.
30 sec.
5 min. 10 min.
1/4 VGA 320 x 240 Approx.
384 kbps
(32 kbps)
1 min.
15 sec.
2 min.
30 sec.
5 min. 10 min.
Still image size and storage capacity
(approx. no.)
Normal 640 x 480 -- 72 shots 144 shots 288 shots 576 shots
Fine -- 36 shots 72 shots 144 shots 288 shots
Image pickup device 1/4-inch CCD with approx. 350,000 pixels (total number of pixels),
progressive scanning CCD
Square pixel, RGB filter, 4x digital zoom (can be used only while recording in LP, Normal, Fine, or S-Fine mode)
Lens Fixed with macro, F=3.4, f=3.8mm (equivalent to 35mm camera with conversion value of 37mm)
LCD monitor 1.8-inch TFT LCD colour monitor (61,380 pixels)
Power consumption 3.4W (when recording), 2.7W (when playing back)
Continuous operating time Approx. 1 hour [with included Alkaline AA batteries]
Approx. 1 hour and 40 min. [with rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride AA batteries (1450mAh)]
Speaker output 100mW (monaural)
DC input jack For optional AC adapter (6V DC rated input)
External dimensions
(W x H x D)
81.4 x 89.5 x 42.0 mm (3.2" x 3.5" x 1.7")
Weight Approx. 148 g (5.2 oz) [approx. 240 g (8.5 oz) with SmartMedia card and 4 Alkaline batteries]
Supply voltage 6V DC (Alkaline AA batteries, corresponding rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride AA batteries, or AC adapter)
Supplied accessories 4 Alkaline AA batteries, 4MB SmartMedia memory card, hand strap, soft case, application software on CD-ROM

System Requirements for PixLab Integrated Digital Media Software
Computer*1 IBM PC/AT compatibles
Operating system Microsoft Windows® 95*2 or Windows® 98 (Recommended)
(Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Packx or Internet Explorer 5 must be installed.)
CPU*3 133MHz Pentium® or higher CPU (200 MHz MMX™ Pentium® or higher recommended)
RAM*3 32MB or more (64MB or more recommended)
Hard disk space
required for installation

Approx. 15MB (for PixLab Media Browser)

  ASF Extractor
  Bit Rate Adapter
  HTML Creator
  ASB to ASF Converter
Approx. 80MB (for fully installing the following applications*4)
  Microsoft® Windows® Media Player
  Mircosoft® DirectX 6.1
  Microsoft®DirectX Media 6.0 Runtime
  Adobe® Acrobat Reader 4.0
Hard disk capacity for
operating applications
Approx. 60MB (when using a video file of 16MB)
Depending on the file size, more hard disk capacity may be necessary.
Excludes capacity for file saving
Hard disk
Ultra ATA/33 or later recommended
Video card*3 800 x 600 dot resolution or more, capable of displaying 65,536 colours/compatibility with DirectX 6*5
Sound card Sound Blaster compatible
CD-ROM drive Needed for software installation

*1 Sharp does not guarantee operation on all computers. PixLab software may not operate properly with self-made computers or those with a modified mother board. The computer must be able to play back sound and moving pictures using Media Player.
*2 Service Pack 1 must be installed for Windows® 95 4.00.950.
*3 Depending on the capability or capacity of the computer, operation may become very slow or not perform as expected.
*4 All these applications need to be installed as precondition for PixLab to operate properly. Not necessary if equivalent applications are already installed.
*5 Please consult the manufacturer of your video card for compatibility with DirectX 6.

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