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    vintage small sensor shots

    Here's a challenge. Who can come up with the oldest digicam pictures from the dark ages before the DSLR? Here are two that we saved from August and September 1997 (unassailable historical evidence, but the files have no EXIF and have lost their original dates). They were shot on a fat little Hitachi video camera that had a removable 2.5" hardfile and an MPEG2 hardware encoder that could save up to a full minute of video. 704 x 480 pixels!

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    Re: vintage small sensor shots

    1996 Casio QV-10A






    Now he is 14, second on the left.

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    From the summer of 1995, a photo from my Apple QuickTake 100, shot in "high quality" mode

    I don't recall what the original file format was, but at some point, I converted them all to TIFF for archival purposes.

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    Re: vintage small sensor shots

    The best I could come up with is this shot from July of '99:


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    This one goes back only to 2002.

    It was captured with a Logitech Pocket Digital camera, which is kind of a digital Holga in that image quality is unpredictable. Surprisingly, the camera still works. Photos are saved as BMP files with a 640x480 resolution. That's me on the right in the white shirt.

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