- The Sony Mavica is roughly a decade old. It cost me $800 (I was a dot-commer back then, but it was a pretty appalling indulgence even so). Its high resolution pictures were 0.3 megapixels, of which it could fit about 40 on a 3.5″ floppy diskettes. Since it had to write to a diskette, it could only take a picture about once every ten seconds. It did feature a 10x optical zoom, though.
- I bought the 2 megapixel Fuji Finepix in May of 2004, jsut before I went to New Orleans for TapeOpCon. It cost a little over a hundred dollars. I thought I could make it pay for itself selling some odds-and-ends on Ebay; it took a while, but it did. After I got an expanded memory card for it, I could take 49 picutres at a time.
- The Casio Exilm was a Christmas gift from Editrix. It’s a 5 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom. I’ve been using the 4 megapixel mode, which gives me 200 and some shots in the camera. So far, I think my favorite feature is the 2-second delay, which means I don’t have to worry about shaking the camera when I depress the shutter in low light situations. But I haven’t really begun to plumb its awesomeness.
I’d hate to tell you what my first three personal computers cost. I souped up the first with a whopping 64K RAM. Heh.