Why: First trully digital camera to be sold on the market.
- It had only 320x240 and later 376x284 resolution;
- It produced only black/white photos with 256 gray levels;
- It had only 1Mb internal RAM;
- It had fixed focus f4.5 lens;
- It did cost $980 (£499)!
Still, it was fully digital (not analog like Sony Mavica)! You can find a nice hand-on experience description on John Henshall web-site.
P.S. Kodak's DCS100 appeared half a year later.