Sony's come a long way

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SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 8,136
Re: Sony's come a long way

The digital still camera division has definitely come a long way. It's interesting that they were manufacturing DSLR sensors quite a while before they got into making their own large-sensor cameras.

The 2002 Nikon D100 had a Sony APS-C 6.1MP CCD (I think that's pretty much the same sensor that's in my 2004 Konica Minolta 7D), but, AFAIK, it wasn't until 2005 when Sony first released an APS-C camera of their own (the R1).

Of course, things picked up quickly after they acquired the camera business of Konica Minolta.

My first digital was a 3.3MP Sony DSC-S70 with a 1/1.8" sensor. I bought it new in 1999 or so for about $700. Looks like I could get a used one now for about a penny on the dollar. I remember being overwhelmed by the ridiculously huge size of those 3.3MP images.

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