My First Digital Camera

Discussion in 'Photography Techniques' started by ReD, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    My First Digital Camera

    Canon RC260 - Still video

    saved me a fortune in film & developing costs & gave me immediate access to some of the worst quality digital images I've ever seen or taken especially when capturing off video tape

    still it paid for itself within a year & also saved on delivering & collecting from the photo lab

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  2. Nuskyn

    Nuskyn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    @Gelderland - the Netherlands
    Sony DSC-50, still have it, and still works !!

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  3. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Regular

    Jan 10, 2014
    Kodak DC-260, which cost me about $800, and a 32 MB (that's MB, not GB, and it was fast in it's day - rated 4X speed - oooohh!) Compact Flash that cost another $200. I sold the camera for around $30 a few years ago, and the CF card was not worth first class postage, so I think I may have used it as a doorjamb.

    There are several of these on ebay right now for $20-35 including shipping. I wish them luck, that was what it was worth 3-4 years ago.
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  4. grillec

    grillec Veteran

    Jan 16, 2014
    My was the DSC-30. On the Sony Memory Card is space enough for 10 Tiff pictures. It works, too, but the battery could be bad and is not changeable.
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  5. Pim

    Pim Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    I was a little late to enter the digital age but my first digital camera was a rather nice Olympus... Only 5mp but I still have 20x30 inch prints on my wall that look very nice indeed.... Of course that was a serious camera but not really compact....

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  6. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Ditto. Very late entrant to digital. My first digital camera was the Sony DSC-R1, I still have it


    I worked on one of the files from the camera, it's not that bad

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  7. porchard

    porchard Veteran

    Feb 3, 2013
    Devon, UK

    This was my first digital camera too, and I also still have it! Unfortunately, mine no longer works:frown:. I must get around to throwing it out!
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  8. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    This was the first "pro" digital camera to reach my household. My dad bought it. I was 18 years old or so. Before this one he bought a Hewlett Packard one cant find the model online it was 2 megapixel and even bigger than a entry dslr.

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  9. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Regular

    Jan 10, 2014
    I still own an E-1 - and believe it or not, I just bought that 14-54mm lens last week to use with my OM-D E-M1. Paid $108 for a clean used copy - and, it's a weather-sealed lens. I might even still use that E-1 if I had occasion to take pictures in a downpour, or partly submerged. Back in the day, that was a $500 lens, and the OM-D E-M1 gives it new life, as all the automation works, and it's significantly faster than the current kit lenses - it's arguably a legitimate alternative to the new 12-40mm f2.8 Micro 4/3 lens, for 1/7th the price.

    But the E-1 was nowhere NEAR my first digital camera. Not even my first DSLR (that honor goes to an Olympus E-10, followed by an E-300, then the E-1).
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia

    Olympus e100.
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    man, you guys had some fancy cameras back in the day.
  12. BruPri

    BruPri Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
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  13. greyelm

    greyelm All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    My first digital camera (I've forgotten the maker) was 0.3 MP which produced an image of 640x480 pixels (VGA in computer terms). It had a small fixed lens and no LCD screen so framing was by a crude OVF. It cost me about £90 and to all intents was useless, however it started my interest in digital photography which over the years has brought me to SC.
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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  15. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    My first digital camera: a Nikon Coolpix 600. I still have it, it still works, but it's hardly usable by today's standards (it takes several seconds to store a single picture - and completely locks up during that process). Only 0.8Mpx resolution (1024x768px) - it does render colours nicely enough, though.

    Funnily enough, in its time, it was considered quite a "serious" compact ... it was Nikon's first digital compact, in fact.

  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Bruce, every time you share those photos of that Contax, I go off in search of one (hoping I can find one cheap). There are none least not for what they SHOULD cost considering the age of the technology. This is one BEAUTIFUL camera.
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  17. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    WOW that is a beauty!.

    Contax always had "good taste" when it came to design cameras.
  18. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles Top Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    my first digital camera was the first cam phone released here in the states - sanyo scp-5300. it had a 1.2mp sensor, i believe. loll
  19. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    I was a late adopter of digital. My first was the original Canon EOS Digital Rebel (300D) which I bought in the fall of 2004. Terrific image quality (for 6mp) but noisy above ISO 400 and slow as molasses. I do not have a picture of the camera, but here's a couple of shots taken with it in Saint Gimignano and Venice, Italy:




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  20. yakky

    yakky Regular

    Nov 30, 2013
    I had something similar, I believe it was a Relisys Dimera 3500. More a toy than anything else but I used it a lot for eBay pictures and was still shooting film for real pictures then.

    I think my first real compact was a Finepix 4700 and my first DSLR was a Fuji S1.