Countdown to PIX 2015: Digital camera technology timeline
Blast from the Past: Digital camera timeline at PIX 2015
It's hard to believe that PIX 2015 is just a handful of days away! To celebrate, we're giving you a peek behind the scenes before the curtain rises on our photography expo. Show attendees will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on photo experiences, as well as a chance to take a look at how far digital photography has come. The DPReview Experience booth will host a digital photography timeline featuring iconic digital cameras and media storage devices - see a few of them highlighted here.
Introduced in 1998, the Sony Mavica MVC-FD91 offered a 0.8MP 1/3" sensor and a whopping 14x 37-518mm equivalent zoom lens. It recorded to 3.5" floppy disks and while at the time of our review we thought it looked like 'something from a 1970's future technology magazine,' and it handles with all the grace of a 1990's VCR. Aesthetics aside, it was well suited to enthusiasts with its manual controls, but a minimum shutter speed of 1/60 sec and ISO limited to 100 meant it was only suited for bright daylight shooting.