What was your first digital camera?

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
rurikw
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Nikon Coolpix 5000 in 2003
In reply to DHedgehog, Sep 5, 2013

5 Mpix. Great solid magnesium alloy body inspired confidence. Immediately fell in love with the flip and swivel screen. Could never since understand why not every camera has one. Also got the WA converter which got me down to 19mm equivalent. Great piece of glass that, unlike many, allowed zooming. Overused it. Took me years to learn to use the camera properly in spite of decent UI and good controls. Didn't understand the relationship between sensor size and DOF and had never heard about diffraction so shot mostly at f8. Decent IQ nonetheless at base ISO. Very noisy beyond. Firmware upgrade allowed RAW but didn't really understand what that was about until well into my next cam. Upgraded to Sony R1 in 2007. My second camera is now an iPhone 4S. Might still use the Coolpix if need macro, where it beats both.

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