How old is your digital camera?

youmightlikethis Avatar
13 Aug 2022 7:29AM
what is the oldest camera you use that will give you decent iq [digital]
Jestertheclown Avatar
Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
13 Aug 2022 8:42AM
Nikon D90.
Still in regular use.
airfreq Avatar
airfreq Plus
14 459 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022 9:04AM
Canon 20D
still use it around the garden with an old macro lens attached
franken Avatar
franken Plus
21 5.7k 4 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022 9:08AM
My oldest is a Panasonic G5. It took excellent images when new and nothing has changed.
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altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022 9:22AM
I still have my Pentax Optio S30 3.3 mp compact from 2003 - my first digital camera. One A4 print from it with minimal PS editing was awarded 10/10 by a judge in a camera club print competition.
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DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 22 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022 9:39AM
I always trade in my kit so don't have any 'older' models.
However no plans to change my E-M5iii so come back to this in ten years and I might update this.
JJGEE Avatar
JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
13 Aug 2022 10:45AM
Sony A900
Not used it for many years but it did have, for me, a good iq
Chrism8 Avatar
Chrism8 16 1.1k 34 England
13 Aug 2022 2:20PM
Pentax K5iis from 2013 and a 645z from 2015
bornstupix2 Avatar
bornstupix2 6 131 1 France
13 Aug 2022 5:15PM
nikon coolpix 950.... the one that has a swivel halfway along the body (not the p950).....circa 1998 with a whopping 2 megapixels and built like a tank.
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cfreeman 19 1.3k United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022 6:11PM
I still have a couple of Olympus MJU and a couple of Fuji Finepix but they are not interchangeable lens cameras. My 12 year old Panasonic G10 was the first digital interchangeable lens camera. However I do not use any of them anymore.

I still have a memory card from an old Camedia Olympus camera. The images were 0.9 mega pixel but the memory card is a great big thing.
youmightlikethis Avatar
13 Aug 2022 7:46PM
thanks for replies
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
13 Aug 2022 9:21PM
Panasonic g5. Love it so much, I have two.
Oh, forgot about my Canon G11.
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
13 Aug 2022 10:23PM
Nikon Z7 - 4 years old next month.
seahawk Avatar
seahawk 16 1.4k United Kingdom
14 Aug 2022 10:23AM
My oldest that is in use is Panny Lumix LX100. Superb IQ for a compact camera.
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Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
14 Aug 2022 12:22PM
I no longer possess a compact camera - my 5-cam smartphone has taken over that duty - although I theoretically own a Sony HX90... it is on "loan" to a friend but I know I'll never get it back! 😏

Which leaves me with two Sony (APS-C) bodies and a few lenses which either of them can use. I do not actually know how old they are - shock, horror! 😱 Because I bought both of them 'pre-loved', in modern parlance, but in mint condition. One was launched in 2014 and the other in 2016 which gives the maximum ages. But I think they may be a bit newer than that from their condition.

No plans to replace either in the near future.


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