Digital Still Camera (2000)

The way the large-aperture Carl Zeiss "Vario-Sonnar" lens dominates this camera represented unprecedented, bold design. In fact, the lens barrel could be considered an integral part of the camera design; the CCD image sensor, main circuits, and other primary camera components are actually built into the lens. The shape was unimaginable with conventional film cameras, and it created waves in the digital camera market at launch. Offering a 5x optical zoom and 2 megapixel resolution, this model also heralded the dawn of the megapixel age.