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PowerShot 600 Camera, 1996

This is a camera. It was manufactured by Canon, Inc.. It is dated 1996 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is metal, molded plastic, glass, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The release of the Canon PowerShot 600 in 1996 supported the rise of digital photography for amateurs and the growth of desktop publishing. The camera yielded high-resolution images that could be easily uploaded to a PC via a small docking station. Priced at $1,000, the camera was widely reviewed as the best quality and most affordable point-and-shoot on the market.

This object was donated by Robert Greenberg. It is credited Gift of Robert M. Greenberg.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.7 × 9.5 × 2.5 cm (2 1/4 in. × 3 3/4 in. × 1 in.)

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PowerShot 600 Camera, 1996; Manufactured by Canon, Inc. (Japan); metal, molded plastic, glass, electronic components; H x W x D: 5.7 × 9.5 × 2.5 cm (2 1/4 in. × 3 3/4 in. × 1 in.); Gift of Robert M. Greenberg; 2017-51-21-a/f

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.

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