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What was your first digital camera?

Coventryphotog Junior Member 5 149 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 12:00AM
I don't think this has been asked for a couple of years as a forum post.....so here goes again...

Our first digital camera was purchased in circa 1999 - a mighty Kodak DC215 - with optical viewfinder, 2x optical zoom, CF card format, serial cable for upload to PC - which delivered the user plenty of time for tea, and meals whilst awaiting the inevitable connection failure and re-connection, and an impressive 1 mpix resolution.....

Cost a small fortune to buy in 1999, and ate it's 4x AA batteries like there was no tomorrow. We used a 4mb CF card in the DC215 then as opposed to the 48gb we routinely carry in the D800 nowadays....

The DC215 was gifted with a metal body, and, rather unfortunately, a plastic battery tray which broke every time it was looked at. The camera also had the impressive ability to use it's small rear screen as a viewfinder, of course Kodak noted that this was inadvisable due to excessive battery consumption

We were, it hast be said, quite impressed at the tme LOL

How times have changed Smile

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KenTaylor Plus
13 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 12:16AM
Kodak DC3800 2.1 mp with an 8mb CF card that is still lying around and working.
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 12:21AM
1st digital camera was a 3mp Pentax whatsisname in 2002.
1st dslr was a s/h Canon 30D in 2007
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
19 Apr 2013 12:33AM
First digital camera was a Minolta S404 compact (4Mp). I was so impressed by the image quality, I got rid of my Canon film SLR within a week.

First DSLR was the Canon 20D.

First CSC was the Olympus E-PL2.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
19 Apr 2013 12:38AM
91/2 years ago I bought a Kodak, can't remember what it was, and a week later returned it and got a Canon S40, which lasted 1 month, then I got a Fuji 602, followed by a Nikon D70 first seen on this site.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Apr 2013 5:31AM
Gosh...I reckon I got started pretty late and entered the digital realm only in August 2006. The Canon PowerShot A430 ushered me in. Four megapixels of awesomeness. It fell ill (second time in its life) last month and I'm actually toying with the idea of getting it repaired. The money would be better spent on new stuff, I know. I'll see what the quote is.

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
19 Apr 2013 7:05AM
First bridge - Panasonic Lumix FZ20, in 2006. Cost me over 500. A 5Mp job which shot JPEG and TIFF (but no Raw), with JPEGs kicking in at just over 2Mb. I loved it, but became seduced by the "more pixels is better" argument, among other things, and bought my first dSLR -a Canon 350D - a year later. Still have the latter, as well as a Canon 40D, a Panasonic G3 and a Panasonic Lumix LX3.

Sold the FZ20 on eBay for buttons a year or so back and have regretted it ever since. In spite of what my better half says, you can never have too many cameras ..........
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
19 Apr 2013 7:25AM
First and to date only digital camera, Sony A900
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Apr 2013 7:47AM
2005 - Fujifim 6900z, 3 point something megapixels, AND a smart media card!! Can't remember the cost but it was pretty expensive, and it even got its own thread in these forums.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:11AM
I had one of the first there was, it was a 1 mega pixel digital camera and it came with a computer package I brought, the package cost 2500 at the time, can't remember the name of the camera though.
still have the computer in the loft but shame I did not keep the camera. I brought the package in 1996.
Maybe someone can remember what was about then.

Quote:2005 - Fujifim 6900z, 3 point something megapixels

I believe that camera came out in 2001, here's a link about it.

edtaylor 6 104 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:13AM
Mine was a Minolta compact forget it,s name got it about 2001.
19 Apr 2013 8:27AM
Late 1990's, the 250 kilopixel Casio QV-10. Still got it in the loft somewhere.
Big Bri 16 16.3k United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:31AM
Fuji MX-700.

This is it:


andart 16 506 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:39AM
I also started with a Fuji MX-700. Cost about 450 back in '99. Memory also very expensive - I think a 64 MB smartcard cost about 64!

I had a 'floppy disk adaptor' which allowed me to download from the smartcard via a floppy disk drive.
Gundog 5 629 Scotland
19 Apr 2013 8:40AM
Kodak DC20. Can't recall its megapixelage - certainly a lot less than a megapixel, probably standard VGA resolution.

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