I happened upon an old issue of Popular Photography today, from May 2000. Just 11 short years ago. The vast majority of the content in the issue deals with film cameras, although there is an article on "digital printers." And there's a double page ad for digital cameras from Cameraworld.com. (IIRC, cameraworld got bought out by Ritz and became Ritz.com.) The ad is pretty interesting. And the rear cover is even more so. It's an ad for a Panasonic PalmCam (there, it's almost on topic!). 1.3 MP CCD (1280x960), 2.5" color LCD monitor, and it records "up to 1500 images" on one 3.5" "Superdisk", which stores as much as 85 floppy disks! Back to the Cameraworld ad: There's a Canon PowerShot S10, 2.1 MP (!!!), 2x zoom lens and an optical viewfinder (no mention of an LCD, but I imagine it has one) for $699! And a Minolta Dimage EX with 1.5 MP, Auto Exposure, Auto Focus and Auto WB for $479. More interesting is a Minolta Dimage RD-300 with "Hybrid Seamless Imaging System (Dual CCD) [delivering] ultra-high resolution 2.7 MP (1981x1360)." Only $269 with a 22-80mm f4 - 5.6 lens. Best of all, though, is the Nikon D1 DSLR: 2.74 MP, 2" LCD monitor, only $4995. To paraphrase the old cigarette commercials: We've come a long way baby.