Isn't it funny that with the advent of the digital camera and expensive film passing by into the sunset we are seeing a whole new side of humanity? A side we used to see pretty much limited to the photo booths in the malls.
I'm glad to see the lighter side. This world can use it.
For you "youngsters" out there you may not have a clue just how much digital photography changed the world. It brought down empires like Polaroid and Kodak and others involved in film processing.
The digital camera evolved from modest means.
My first digital camera was the original (1.0) JamCam. Purchased at Kmart. Now both part of history.
This modern "miracle" took 160 X 120 Pixel pictures. It connected to you computers serial port (another relic of the past) and you could take up to 6 pictures with it. If you wanted a rapid succession of pics it would take a pic every 5 seconds for action like motion. Here is an actual size sample of it's capability.
Here is the same picture when enlarged to 640 X 480 pixels.
Despite the grainy pictures delivered by the JamCam I became enamored with digital photography and later the same year I purchased the latest wiz-bang digital camera, the Sony Mavica FD-75. And...
I started to take amazing pictures like this:
In researching to put together this post I came across a very interesting site called DigiCamHistory. Their information actually starts in the 1800's and is very cool to look through. You may want to see where your first digital fits into history.
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