Lives in Thailand Songkhla, Thailand
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I seem to have predated nearly everyone in digital photography with my first digital camera: the Mavica FD7 (http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Sony_Mavica_FD7 - about $1000). 40 images in "standard" mode and 20 in "fine" per floppy disk, but over-compressed in order to do this so that fine many high contrast fine details sent an image to "mush".

These were the cameras that almost killed the digital camera at the outset, as once people tried to print the resulting images (640 by 480) rather than just view them on the computer screens of that time, they were invariably disappointed.

Further great con: the flash was put into the hole normally occupied by the microphone when this body was a video camera, but had no power control so was either on or off. While it worked if one was the right distance from the subject, many images of close subjects were ruined by having too much flash, such that users would try techniques such as partially covering the flash with their fingers for such shots.

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