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What was your first digital camera?


Paul_Anthony 2 369 4 Wales
19 Apr 2013 3:47PM
Olympus E1, awesome camera, very well made and took great photographs... Grin

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SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
19 Apr 2013 4:50PM
Fujifilm FinePix MX-700. 1.5 mp. The flat, square one. Grin
(I think it was that model anyway. I can never remember all these numbers and figures and the camera was consigned to the bin years ago)
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
19 Apr 2013 6:59PM

Quote:Olympus E1, awesome camera, very well made and took great photographs...


Yes it was, I sold my 10D and gave away my 300D + lenses and switched to the E1, I much preferred its files, I`ve been using 4/3 size sensors ever since.

Can`t remember what my very first digital camera was, just that its high quality setting was something like 0.5 mp Smile
GazzaG2003 11 252 England
19 Apr 2013 8:25PM
My first digital camera was the Agfa ePhoto 307, which I got free with a computer in 1997. Resolution was 1/3 MP. there was no digital back and no memory card. I looked it up to see how much it cost if purchased on its own ands it was 250.
agfas-ephoto-307.jpg

Graysta 9 1.1k England
19 Apr 2013 8:34PM
Some piece of crap from Max I think. then the Kodak dcs thing with the 3.5" floppy, remember going to Spain for 25th wedding anniversary with this and a 10 pack of floppy's.
But got some good memories from it.
Then the mighty D70 and still have today along with D3. D3s.& D800. In between the D200 alas now belongs to my wife's uncle. but I can still use it now and then.
Quote: its high quality setting was something like 0.5 mp

The file sizes where awesome and it would take your putermebob just as long to read them as a file from a D800 now
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:49PM
Kodak DC240. Excellent lens, 1.3MP, used 4 AA batteries and gobbled them down fast.
Not a bad intro to digital cameras.
Original price about 400 I believe, mine was about 40 on ebay.
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
20 Apr 2013 9:43AM
a canon D60 . cost 2000 that was a bloody lot of money then. but when i look at the images they still look really good ! see here
saltireblue e2
4 4.1k 26 Norway
20 Apr 2013 10:29AM
Canon Ixus 500, bought in 2004. A massive 5mp.
Famous for being forgotten at home when I went to Barcelona later that yearSad
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
20 Apr 2013 10:50AM
I won a Kodak, DC260 1.5mp complete with '16MB' CF card back in 1999 with an image taken with a film camera. looking back at it now it was fairly basic, but at the time it was state of the art and I thought it was the dog b*******. Oh how times have changed......From this I went to a Minolta Dimage 5 and then onto a Canon 10d. It was when I had the 10d that I finally dropped the film camera and properly switched over to digital from a Canon EOS 650 , having said this I still have my film kit as well as all my other cameras stored in the loft. I just haven't the heart to throw them away or sell then as each camera has a special affinity. I occasionally dig them all out just for a play and to check they all still work, the EOS 650 was a little temperamental last time out, but everything else worked Smile How sad am I????
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
20 Apr 2013 11:07AM
i sold all my film cameras and lens's to buy my D60 . i recon i have saved a small fortune over the years in film .
Coventryphotog Junior Member 1 149 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2013 1:01PM

Quote:I sold all my film cameras and lens's to buy my D60 . i recon i have saved a small fortune over the years in film .


Yes indeed - with our collection of over 300k mages I uess you could say we've saved a little too LOL Smile
leeroe 12 230 England
20 Apr 2013 10:52PM
I too, like many others, started on the FinePix MX-700, I remember it so well, bought it in 1999 as that's when my son was born and I didn't fancy paying all that money out for processing the film from my EOS 5, well thats how I justified buying it to the wife.
21 Apr 2013 3:31AM
Olympus C100 1.3Mp, ISO100 only, no optical zoom. I bought it on Christmas sale some 10 years ago because there was a very nice Olympus 8x25 binocular thrown in with it for free. And it took me into digital photography straight in. Actually, one of my most loved images was taken with it. And it still works! I used it quite recently to take some 800X600 internet quality images - no trouble with re-sampling!
jimbro 1 37 Scotland
21 Apr 2013 11:59AM
Olympus Camedia 1.3MP
I won it in a competition
The company I worked for then gave away 5 globally( EUMA, N America, Latin America, Asia Pac, Oceania)

I won the one for EUMA. It was a massive prize at the time as digicams had only just hit the market and cost a lot then(around 1995/6)
It took smartmedia cards around 16MB!!!!!!!
Bridgelayer 7 552 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 7:30PM
Mine was the same as yours, Coventryphotog, and I still have it. It also came with the ability to be used as a webcam and you could alter the settings on the computer, as well as take shots using the computer. Tethered! WinkWink

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