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senna4ever
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p.1 #1 · We've come a long way, baby!


Can you guess how much a 2 megapixel Canon D2000 DSLR cost in 1998?



Here is a FAX from Canon HQ advising dealers on the MSRP. No e-mails in those days! We found this in a drawer today.



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Dec 15, 2011 at 05:29 AM
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p.1 #2 · We've come a long way, baby!


Must have been why I didn't buy one untill '08

Jefferson



Dec 15, 2011 at 05:35 AM
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p.1 #3 · We've come a long way, baby!


That looks like the DCS 520 camera from Kodak. I thought they were 2MP. The 560 was 6MP IIRC.

EBH



Dec 15, 2011 at 05:37 AM
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p.1 #4 · We've come a long way, baby!


wow. ancient digital camera... but isn't that the current 50 1.4 attached to it!


Dec 15, 2011 at 05:39 AM
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p.1 #5 · We've come a long way, baby!


wow the new 1DX is a bargain!


Dec 15, 2011 at 05:40 AM
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p.1 #6 · We've come a long way, baby!


lucas lumiere wrote:
wow. ancient digital camera... but isn't that the current 50 1.4 attached to it!


The "current" 50/1.4 has been around since 1993.

(Also, the D2000 was 2MP, not 4.)



Dec 15, 2011 at 09:47 AM
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p.1 #7 · We've come a long way, baby!


"The third generation of the lens-interchangeable digital camera from Canon was developed with a high density area CCD containing 2.0 megapixels. Greatly reduced in size compared to the previous EOS DCS series. Rechargeable Ni-Cd battery used. EOS D2000 is compatible with more than 40 EF lenses. 340 MB of memory allows up to 160 high-quality images. Continuous shooting at 3.5 fps in 12-frame bursts enabled. Full-frame finder incorporated. The equivalent film speed range is ISO 200-1600. Audio recording enabled with built-in microphone. Image confirmation, histogram display and excessive exposure warning is enabled with 1.8" color LCD monitor. IEEE 1394 interface adopted."

From the online Canon Camera Museum.



Dec 15, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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p.1 #8 · We've come a long way, baby!


Man, I want a fax machine


Dec 15, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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p.1 #9 · We've come a long way, baby!


Copypaste wrote:
Man, I want a fax machine



What's a FAX machine do?



Dec 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM
 

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p.1 #10 · We've come a long way, baby!


lucas lumiere wrote:
wow the new 1DX is a bargain!


Imaging what we will all be saying about the 1DX in 10 years from now!




Dec 15, 2011 at 01:32 PM
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p.1 #11 · We've come a long way, baby!


Boy did they suck...


Dec 15, 2011 at 02:38 PM
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p.1 #12 · We've come a long way, baby!


EOS20 wrote:
Imaging what we will all be saying about the 1DX in 10 years from now!




I'm not so sure. I think we're getting to diminishing returns on camera gear. Cameras in 10 years (35mm anyway) may not be THAT much better than today. At least in practical terms. Then again, there may be a totally new format that offers better IQ, lower cost and lower price that we don't know about today.



Dec 15, 2011 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #13 · We've come a long way, baby!


Not in the same league, obviously, but that's about the same time I bought a 4 (count em!) 4MP Epson which we would now call a P&S. Doing a lot of early web work at the time and the photograph/develop/scan process took waaaay too long. Of course I still took "real" photos with an old Leica and a fancy/smanzy Minolta 9i (9xi?).

Think I bought it at a Computer City. Course now days there are no computer stores, Epson barely makes printers, and any current P&S cam is generations better than that Epson.

Occasionally I stop to look at the rate of technological change we've had over the last 20+ years and I think I understand why the entire world is going wonky. Don't think this species evolved to deal with such change so quick.

Robert



Dec 15, 2011 at 04:40 PM
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p.1 #14 · We've come a long way, baby!


Sensors have improved, not so sure about the cameras. Ya know. I know were harder to please.


Dec 15, 2011 at 05:09 PM
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p.1 #15 · We've come a long way, baby!


Ah, thanks to the people who noticed my typo. Yes, it is/was a TWO megapixel DSLR.


Dec 15, 2011 at 09:13 PM
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p.1 #16 · We've come a long way, baby!


I'd like to own one of these things just to play around with. I wonder what they go for today.


Dec 15, 2011 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #17 · We've come a long way, baby!


pixelman wrote:
Sensors have improved, not so sure about the cameras. Ya know. I know were harder to please.


My feeling exactly. One can observe the same size/wheight, same config, same AF (ish) and using same lens....than the 1DX.
So sensors have come along way, and are probably reaching their peak (at least the 35mm equiv)

Where do we go from here?



Dec 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #18 · We've come a long way, baby!


Wow. I remember seeing newspaper guys shooting these from the late 1990s and early 2000s.


Dec 15, 2011 at 11:44 PM





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