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I think it was the Fuji 2800z - a very nice little camera actually and I still have it knocking around. For some reason though it won't work any more - might be the batteries I tried as it was very particular about which AA batteries it would take.
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My first was a Practica 3mp compact that I won in a photo comp in 2003.
My first DSLR was a Pentax K200D.
Canon Powershot A80 4mp
My other half still uses it
I didn't quite make me stop using the film SLR so I ended up carrying 2 cameras all the time. That was the case until I finally buckled and bought a Canon EOS 400D, the rest is history, and expensive
Mine was a Fuji S5000 bought in 2004. Got me hooked on bridge cameras in preference to my old Nikon SLR film camera and lenses. With its 10X zoom it was much easier to carry around than a bag of lenses. Only problem with digital is I became a bit snap happy as the images were for free (after buying memory card) and a lot of my pictures were totally rubbish as compared with just slightly rubbish.
However after 3 such bridge cameras I realised the limitations of these and a couple of years back bought a Nikon DSLR and started to think about my shots again and be more selective. More weight with lenses but certainly more enjoyment.
Toshiba PDR-M71. 3.2 Megapix. Used Smart Media cards. Bees Knees when it was launched in 2002.
Still use it occasionally today when I want a small lightweight.
The trouble was there was a long delay between pressing the shutter & capturing the image so action shots really needed pre-planning.
Quote: I didn't quite make me stop using the film SLR so I ended up carrying 2 cameras all the time. That was the case until I finally buckled and bought a Canon EOS 400D, the rest is history, and expensive
SNAP. When we finally decided to take the plunge into "proper" digital we invested in 2 Canon 400Ds, plus a miriad of lenses as none of our old Olympus lenses would fit. Of course they eventually "needed" upgrading so we now have a 5DII & a 550D also.
PS anyone want a 2nd hand 400D, one careful owner; never raced or rallied?
My first was the camera on my Sony K800i mobile phone with a 5.1mp Sureshot camera built in!!
Then I was bought a Canon 400D for Christmas 2007 - its still my main Camera as cant afford an upgrade!!!
Canon A70 3.1 MegaPixels in 2002. First DSLR was a Canon 30D in 2006
Many years ago Got the Nikon 4500 ( the one you swivelled), it was only 2 mb and I still have 20x16 print on the wall from it. Gave it my grand daughter eventually who used it for a uni project.
This was the first look at digital cameras, Seem to remember I was amused rather than impressed, Nikon produced the lens for them, 2.1 Mega Pix was cutting edge in 1999/2000....
Just fired it out of the office window, So it still works.. The shutter lag is interesting, Makes me wonder how in hell I managed to get so many images of horses ridden at a canter back then, LOL, Must have had more patience I guess, Had a competition win too.....Sheesh!
Used our film cameras for anything serious mind.....
Oh! The price of this thing...............Yikes! Talk about extortion, Getting on for £600 squid at the time, Maybe that's why it still works when newer products have bit the dust long ago.
First one was Minolta Dimage A1, a great little camera to start with, then got Nikon D70 (still got it), D70s (now with my son), D80 (sold), D90 and now D7000. Still have my Canon EOS 1000Fn film camera, which was great and used it for years but found their DSLRs like 300D a bit small in my hands (larger ones like 30D came along later) so I switched to Nikon. If the larger Canon models had appeared and were affordable back then I might have stuck with Canon.
Mine was an Olympus C900 (I think), 1.3mp. It cost around £500 from PC World and used a Smart media card. I got hooked and a year or so later I upgraded to an Olympus CZ3030 which went with me everywhere. I was using medium format film at the time but being able to look at the digital photos instantaneously was very seductive.
First DSLR - a Fuji S2.
Can't remember the make but it boasted a 0.75mb image size!
My very first foray into digital image making was around 1976 when my company got me a monster piece of digital imaging equipment for studying sections of foamed plastic.
It was basically a giant epidiascope that projected the enlarged image onto a screen with a fine mesh of copper wire built into it.
I had to touch each critical bit of the image on the screen with a conductive pointer wired back to the machine until I had covered the entire image.
It had a hard-wired computer that then worked out the dimensions of the structure and printed out the image on a piece of computer paper - real high tech sruff in those days!
The clever bit was that if I input the mechanical properties of the base plastic material it tried to calculate the properties of the foam (very badly as it turned out )
(it was something like this, but without the clever video analysis bit, I had to generate the data points myself)
Got my MX-700 around Christmas 1997 I think. "Christmas bonus" from work, as we worked with Fujifilm.
Agfa ePhoto307, won it in a competition 1997/8 and had a maximum resolution of about 640 x 480, and about 300,000 pixels. Nice to use but convinced me to stick with film, for serious stuff, till the megapixel count went over 10 million which was what an article of that time thought would represent 35mm film. Had a few Olympus digital compacts follow the Agfa but that was the first.
My first digital was the Casio QV-R4 which was 4MP bought in the early 2000's. There was also the QV-R3 out at the same time boasting 3MP. It's still working today though I don't actually use it. I recall it cost about £380 at the time.
In 2007 I bought a Canon 400D for about £450 which is still my main camera as, like Nigeyboy, I have no funds to upgrade either. I probably won't upgrade until the 400D is completely unusable, though I keep a close eye on the M43 Olympus models and announcements.
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