What was your first digital camera?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by kgeissler, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. kgeissler

    kgeissler Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 25, 2012
    Rowlett, TX
    Mine was a Vivitar I bought off of Egghead in 1998. It had no expandable memory and the internal memory could only hold about 20 pics. It had no flash and the pics were usually blurry. I think the top resolution was only 640x480. Man that was one horrible camera.

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  2. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Mine was a Nikon Coolpix 880. Only 3MP, but it had a nice big sensor, PASM modes and could shoot JPG or TIF. IIRC, it cost me ~$600. Nice cam in its day.

    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
  3. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Sony Mavica, 1997. Wrote to a 3 1/2" floppy disk. Marvelous in its day.
  4. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Kodak DC4800
  5. bhemmis

    bhemmis New to Mu-43

    Apr 13, 2012
    Naples, FL & Cleveland, OH
    Brian Hemmis
    Olympus 2020
  6. PhotoPier

    PhotoPier Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 29, 2013
    Quebec City, Canada
  7. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
    HP R607
    I was really late getting on board.
  8. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Nikon D300.

    Yeah, I know.
  9. JStheoriginal

    JStheoriginal Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    lol...this was mine!

    it was a webcam that you could take around and take pictures with as well...so sad. but it was the first digital camera i could afford!

  10. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Not sure what camera it was. But it was a Kodak. It was big and grey. I think 1.6 MP. It had a small LCD screen in the back and made ALOT of noise.
  11. Talanis

    Talanis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Sherbrooke, Canada
    Eric Cote
    Ia had a Canon Point and shoot for less than a month but the shutter lag was killing me so I sold it and got a EOS Rebel. That was in 2003 when my daughter was 6 months old :)
  12. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    1994 when Apple introduced the Quicktake 100:
  13. BigSky1

    BigSky1 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    Helena, Montana
    Long gone!

    My first was an Olympus 5060. It was a great camera. The only problem I had with it was it would go berserk (sp?) in rainy weather!! I loaned it to my son who took it on a high school trip to Peru. He accidentally left it on a bus down there. So I hope some Peruvian has it and is still using it.
  14. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    I believe my first digital camera was a Kyocera Finecam S3 - a 3.3-MP, 2x optical zoom camera with built-in flash... State-of-the-art P&S at the time! :wink:

    Now, I'll have to try to dig out any images taken with this camera! :tongue:
  15. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    Mine was a Fuji Finepix something or other ... 1.2MP and it blew my mind at the time. I took it on a big fishing trip up in Alaska and it served me well even if it had not features and I didn't know what I was doing anyway!

  16. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Olympus c3030zoom!
    debated forever over it and the nikon cp990 i think it was
    i was agonizing over close focus abilities i never used... lol

    i loved its b&w posterization
    i hated its tiny smart media cards
  17. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Me too.


  18. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Mine was the 1994 Apple QuickTake 100 ($749), and later the Kodak Digital Science DC120 zoom one megapixel. I'd tether them to a Mac for shooting tripod shoots.
  19. agwe

    agwe Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Mine was a Canon Powershot A60. 2MP but gave me full manual controls so at least I learned a few basics from it. Loved that it ran off Rechargeable NiHMs or AAs in a pinch.
  20. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Mine was Sony Mavica, from my memory it only takes 640x480 and cost around $799.