Photo: Waikiki Beach ‘04

Waikiki Beach '04

Photo: An old image of Waikiki Beach captured with my very first digital camera back in 2004.

For those that are following along on my Facebook page this week might have read, I recently went through some of my old digital photos from our honeymoon to Oahu and Kauai back in May ‘04. This is one of the photos I’ve played around with to try and “rescue” into a something more respectable to the level of standards set by today’s technology.

This photo was taken with the very first digital camera my wife and I bought as an Xmas present for ourselves in 2003. We knew we wanted to capture photos for our upcoming honeymoon in May after all the photos of our wedding we received from our friends back in September. Yes, there was an eight month gap between our wedding and our honeymoon – about the length of a hockey season. 😉

Specs Back Then

The camera used was the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P51, which you can see more about in the retired section at the bottom of my Point and Shoot cameras page. To sum it up, this old sport shot with only 2 Megapixels and had a max resolution of 1600 x 1200. According to the official info from Sony, that was good enough for prints up to 8×10.

Nowadays, most cell phone cameras have better specs. My current phone, the HTC Touch Pro, has a 3.2 Megapixel camera with a max resolution of 2048 x 1536. Now while I wouldn’t be using a cell phone to capture a scene like above, it does do a darn good job with random quick snapshots like this one.

What was your first digital camera?

Do you remember your first digital camera?  Sure, it’s no first kiss, but if you’ve been playing around with digital photography for at least a few years now you probably have one or two cameras that have been put out to pasture now, but were the great tech at the time.

Feel free to leave a note about your first digital camera, and even a link or two to some images if you have them on Flickr or somewhere else.

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  1. david January 30, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    Sony Mavica. Used 3 1/2″ diskettes for storage. Slow as molasses, but it was kind if fun.

    Then I went to a HP P&S, Digital Rebel 300D, Canon 30D, and now using a 40D.

  2. Kris January 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Wow, never realized they used to use diskettes in digital cameras. Guess you learn something every day. 🙂

    Found this on Wikipedia about the Sony Mavica.

    All very interesting stuff, indeed.

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