THE RIDICULOUS PRICE WE PAID FOR EARLY DIGITAL CAMERAS

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You might think you just got a killer deal on that brand new point and shoot or DSLR you recently bought, but that’s exactly what people thought back in the good old days of 3 Megapixel Cameras and 16MB SD Cards. One day, years from now, you’ll laugh and reminisce about how you paid the outrageous price of $1,400 for that new Nikon D7000 or $129 for that 16 Megapixel Sony Cyber Shot.

But enough about things you have no control over, have you ever wondered what that old Canon or Kodak really cost you back in the good old days of Pentium Processors and tube TVs? Here are a few ads and articles that will spark your memory.

Share your stories in the comments below about the old cameras and equipment you purchased long ago.

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Up until January 2002 the largest SD card you could buy was a 128MB. Luckily SanDisk came to the rescue with their $199 256MB SD Card, thats right I said ‘MB‘ What a steal! Here is the announcement from SanDisk at CES 2002:

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan. 9, 2002 – “SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced the 256 megabyte (MB) SD Card, a removable, postage stamp-sized flash memory card capable of storing up to eight hours of digital music, more than 80 minutes of MPEG-4 video or more than 250 high-resolution digital images. The announcement, made at the Consumer Electronics Show, doubles the capacity of SanDisk’s highest capacity SD Cards currently shipping. SanDisk is demonstrating the new 256MB SD Card at its booth (#11511) and the SD Pavilion (#10536). It should be available “first quarter” and will be priced at a competitive $199.”
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2 thoughts on “THE RIDICULOUS PRICE WE PAID FOR EARLY DIGITAL CAMERAS

  1. That top camera was the first digital camera I ever owned, haha. I got it as a graduation present, and thought it was pretty much the most awesome gift ever.

    10 years later and about 5 years of dSLR shooting under my belt, it’s amazing to see how far camera technology – like other technology – has advanced and become affordable.

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