In November 2001, Fujifilm released the ultra-compact VGA digital camera with a CMOS sensor. The iX-1 measures just 30 x 51 x 124 mm (1.2 x 2.0 x 4.9 in) and weighs just 96 g (3.4 oz) without its two AAA batteries. It has a fixed focal length, fixed focus F3.0 lens (36 mm equiv), 8 MB of internal flash storage and USB connectivity. It can also capture video clips and be used as a webcam. The launch price was approx. $80.
June 2002: his Canon miniDV camera broken and too costly to repair, N3krozoft agent Manuel Schmalstieg buys an ix-1 camera for 120.- CHF.