Sharp MD-PS1 "Digital View Hunter"

Name MD-PS1
Manufacturer Sharp
Released 1997/03
Device type misc
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Radio No
Dimensions 120 x 111 x 51mm
Weight 440g w/out batteries 550g (With battery)
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 4.5, 6
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥129 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (optical multi), 3.5mm microphone
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

Digital camera (stills only) that takes images in 640×480 resolution. Lens has two focal points 6mm f/4 and 12mm f/5.6 and the device has a built in flash. Writes to 140mb MD discs (estimated 1000-2000) images per disc, and can add sound dubbing to each picture.. Can also be used to play/record typical audio MDs. Data transfer to PC (likely only for images since this device predates netMD) is done through a parallel port.

Has 2.5inch LCD display on the back to preview images.

Versatile shooting and playback functions unique to a high-capacity MD data camera. 《Various shooting functions》 ・ Adoption of “350,000 pixel progressive scan CCD” By reading all pixels at once, you can shoot with clear high image quality (640 x 480 pixels). ・ Equipped with a large, low-reflection, wide-viewing-angle 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor ・ In addition to the LCD monitor, it is also equipped with an “optical viewfinder” which is convenient for quickly aiming at the subject and taking pictures. ・ Interval shooting , which automatically takes pictures at regular intervals, allows you to release the shutter at intervals of 20 seconds to 24 hours. . ・ Equipped with shooting modes of “standard/2x telephoto/close-up/flash/self-timer” ・ “Shutter speed adjustment” that allows you to choose between two modes: easy and convenient “auto” and “manual (1/2 to 1/4000 seconds)” that allows you to shoot according to the scene. ・ “Automatic recording of shooting year/month/day” convenient for searching

Content adapted from: Sharp Press Release PC Watch News Report (Japanese), page, Page,

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