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05-04-2016, 04:15 PM - 2 Likes   #31
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Casio QV-10A.
I think it offered 1MP (not sure, maybe it was VGA), and the sensor/lens part could be rotated by 270 deg.
So selfies and overhead shots were a small compensation for the terrible image quality. If not on a sunny day outside, pictures reminded me of 400 ASA B&W shots with my Minox BL. Also because in dim light there was nearly no colour information anymore.
But this was in 1998 (I think).

The next one came in 2004 (Fujifilm Finepix A345, 4.1MP, absolutely beautiful colours).
I am still stunned when I see some of the pictures on my monitor, sometimes I think 4MP would enough for half of my shots.

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Sometimes I forget. These 2 cameras and also following Optio 6 models were eating batteries extremely fast, and had problems with voltages <1.5V (=reloadable ones).
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First: Sony Mavica.
Second: Olympus E-10.
Third: Fujifilm Finepix S1

Interesting how fond I remember my first film cameras, a Yashica MAT TLR and then a Yashica TL-Electro, but the thought of those early digital cameras...ugh.
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My first digital camera was a Polaroid PDC700. I bought at an auction here in town.


It has a whole 810K pixels.

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No one has mentioned this one yet - a Fujifilm S602 zoom. 3mp, 35-210mm equiv 6x zoom. Still have it. A few years ago I found a web page detailing how to convert it to IR and followed the process (except for replacing the hot mirror with another piece of glass - too cheap/impatient at the time). With its EVF and a Hoya R72 on the front, you could see the IR image plainly in the viewfinder and shoot at 1/250 or above in good light. Kinda soft since I skimped on the glass replacement, but a fun project anyway!
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Kodak DC20. Fixed focus, sub-vga resolution, but tiny. Maybe 1996?

First real camera was a Nikon 4500. Awesome little thing. 4mp, 38-105 equivalent zoom, took filters, lens adapters, and TTL flashes.

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All - I'm off to bed now, but just wanted to say thanks for all the responses so far - they're fascinating! Please keep them coming!!
05-04-2016, 06:29 PM   #38
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My beloved Fujifilm Finepix f20. 6.3mp super CCD. XD card.The little camera that could. Low light, no flash, no problem. Every pair of pants I had from that era had a small worn spot on the left hip where the case sat because it went everywhere with me. I was devastated when it suddenly failed. I sent it to Fujifilm Canada for a repair estimate. They replied that it "was not economical to repair" and offered me a small discount on a refurbished copy of one of their notoriously bad later models. I told them to send me back the f20. I later got a fuji f31fd, which I wanted to like more than I did, a Canon elph 310HS and then chanced on a second f20, which is my current "always with me" camera.

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Olympus mju720 sw,2006. It was 7.1 megapixels and still takes good photos.About a 3.6x zoom I think.I still have it,I think the card stored 250mb???
It took this shot of the wave over on the left.
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A kodak, it died long time ago. The second one a Pentax optio
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Canon Rebel XSi... I waited until 2009 to go digital
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A 2-megapixel Fuji FinePix 2600Z followed by an Olympus Camedia C370 that I won at a company Christmas party.
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My first digital camera was a nice Fujifilm Finepix 6900 bridge camera, bought in the summer of 2001 when I was tired of waiting for a Pentax DSLR. (I'd been using K-mount gear for nearly two decades at that point and wasn't going to buy into another SLR system ... I still haven't.)
Second digital camera was Pentax Optio 550, summer 2003, as a pocketable go-everywhere camera. (Although it could go into a pocket, I soon started carrying it everywhere in a belt pouch instead.)
The Fuji 6900 was dropped once too often in the summer of 2004, "not economical to repair" and, logically, I replaced it with the *ist D.
I still have, but seldom use, the Optio 550. It was replaced as the carry-everywhere-on-the-belt camera late in '06 or so with a Fujifilm Finepix F20 because I wanted something that would handle indoor available light better than the Optio. The F20 is also still in my possession but no longer used much; my current pocket carry-around camera is the Ricoh WG-4. The *ist D is also still in my possession but retired because the aperture mechanism is failing and, I'm told, not reparable. My second DSLR was the K30.
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The "JamCam" was a hand-me-down from my dad. Technically it was my first digital camera but I never really used it. it was garbage.



The first digital camera that I bought was the Minolta Dimage G500. Great little camera that I still own that still works. It is a P&S from 2003 that surprisingly has a fully manual mode.

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My 1st digital camera was a Kodak DC4800 bought in January 2001
2nd Olympus C750UZ in 2003
3rd Konica/Minolta Dimage A200 in 2005
4th Canon Powershot A720is in 2008
5th Kx in 2009
6th K5 in 2011
7th K3 in 2013

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