What's the weirdest thing that you've ever found inside

From: David Vohs <netsurfer_x1_at_fastmailbox.net>
Date: Sat May 29 05:18:03 2004

Hmmm...if I had to guess, I would say the first digital cameraever sold
was the *original* Sony Mavica (circa mid 1980's). I remember reading
something about it in an old "Compute!" magazine that I have back home.
If I remember correctly, it used a 2.5" (or similar) floppy disk. Your
guess is as good as mine as to how you imported images from the camera to
a computer (2.5" floppy drive perhaps?). I wouldn't be surprised to find
out that it was not color, though.

> > I do have a digital camera, and it's on-topic (as it's well over 10 years
> > old). It's a Datacopy 300, which uses a linear (1 - dimensional) CCD
> > tracked across the image plane with a leadscrew. I also have the
> > interface card for it, for the PERQ of course. One day I must have a go
> > at getting it all working...
> I remember reading about those, or one like it, at the time.
> The Apple Quicktake 100 is 10 years old now, and mine still works fine.
> I wonder, what was the first digital camera on sale to the general
> public - as opposed to being aimed at a commercial market?
> --
> Cheers,
> Stan Barr stanb_at_dial.pipex.com
> The future was never like this!
Received on Sat May 29 2004 - 05:18:03 BST

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