Still Video Cameras
These types of cameras were quite popular in the late 1980s and are more or less a prequel to today's digital cameras. A still video camera is an electronic model that takes still photographs and stores them as single video frames. Most of these cameras have an image sensor and processing hardware that is similar to an analog camcorder. However, the photographed images are stored onto a small floppy disk instead of being stored on tape. When the disk is played back, it spins at the frame rate of the video system and the frame is read over and over again. This technique then forms a conventional video signal which can be seen on a television set. Because the photos are not stored digitally you need a video capture card to transfer them to a computer. These cameras can still be used, but may be hard to find.