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    What was your very first didtal camera?

    I'm sitting at home feeling sorry for myself

    Every time I save up for my 60D something happens and I have to use that money for other things, the latest being a friends passing and coming home to find out we have to move out of our house after 10 years. Don't get me wrong I have a pretty great life, 3 beautiful healthy sons, a caring hubby and we live comfortably. I count my blessings every day but that camera is 'my' thing. it's been my dream for so long now that I really dream about her

    I do have a Nikon P100 p&s and it's taken some Ok pics and I'm very greatful that I've been able to capture our boys lives so far. I just yearn for something better and that something has to be a 60D, it fits in my hand like it's meant to be there! No-one in real life understands my desire to own her, everyone thinks my P100 is the bees knees... so i thought I'd bring my troubles here to the place where surely someone will understand!

    So I need to get over myself, I really am blessed, and I thought it would be great to hear what everyone started with and if you want to share pics from that camera that would be great too!

    Teressa

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    I'm not sure you'd really like the answers Teressa - many here have probably upgraded from SLR to DSLR, partly to re-use existing lenses etc. You might end up with more camera envy than before

    Personally: a D90 after "upgrading" from a F601.

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    Film - Box Brownie
    Digital - Sony Mavica - you put a 3.5 inch floppy disk in it to store the photos on
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    My first digital camera was a Kodak one I bought from Woolies for around $100 LOL Before that I had an Olympus SLR

    I then upgraded to a Canon Powershot

    Then a Canon 450D and now a Canon 7D....this has been over a 10 year period, but I am only 27.
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    My first film when I became serious was a Canon EOS something. I can't even remember what one BUT it was stolen after I had just finished my payments. I never got myself back on track after that (until recently) and I kick myself now for not putting money aside straight away to get another.

    My first digital was a p&s and it still does me well (just don't look at the bottom of my signature please ). It is a Canon and it has delivered me some pretty good photos.

    There are many people who will agree with me in saying it isn't the camera but the person taking the photo that counts! You could have the most amazing expensive camera but still take crap photos. Keep going with the p&s, get some editing software and play with that. Read, read, read about making your photos better via composition, lighting etc and you can turn out some pretty good stuff with the camera you have. You never know whats around the corner....put your pennies away and keep on saving.

    I pray that things start to work out better for you.
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    My first digital camera was a 640x480 BenQ DC300, in 2001. Cost me about $350, from memory, from JB Hi-Fi.

    It had no LCD screen on the back, just a small viewfinder, and it took incredibly noisy images - viewing the JPEGs it output was like looking at photos through a greeny-blue haze of pixels.

    Our family had a Sony Digital Mavica like Rick, too - I remember they were incredibly expensive, several hundred dollars, used AA batteries (which would run out of juice after about 24 shots, I remember feeling like it was shooting a roll of film) and stored to a floppy disk. OMG the MEMORIES! Good times!!
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    dolphin webcam... and then a sony dsc-p31

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    1996 Kodak Digital 640 x 480 pixel from memory cost around $550 at the time. I don't recall it having any removable memory either but could be wrong.

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    My first digital camera was a Kodak DX3600 2.2 MP.
    I got it about 10 years ago to document my family history & my travels seeking same.
    The pictures are good & particularly excellent at taking pics of paper records, other documents & photographing other photos.
    I haven't been able to get this quality from any of my Canon Powershot S1, S2 or S5 IS cameras.
    Sure I can do more & blow them up bigger, but not the same crisp & sharp pictures of printed works ?
    Why I don't know. I would love to know though, Please ?
    When I pick it up to use it, it won't work ? But when I pick it up just to look at it like now it works Ok ! ? ! ? "%@^^&*)(_)+_*&"
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    a Pentax DL dslr back in late 2005

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    Film, Kodak Box brownie, Then Pentax Spotmatic , P&S Film, Fuji 5500 Digital, 350D Canon then 30D , 5D next
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    1994 - A Kodak Digital Camera, she had 100,000 Pixels and 4 Meg of Internal Memory. It was enough for 16 "High" Res images. - Cost $1500
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    My first digital camera was a Fuji Finepix 3mp with 10x optical zoom and cost me a packet at the time - around $1,800 from memory.

    My first SLR was a Hanimex - well it was my dad's actually - and the first I owned was a Pentax MZ-50, which provided at least one of the lenses that I now use with my Pentax K-x DSLR.

    I'm also dreaming, Teressa, but my dreams involve a Pentax K-5 and a really big zoom lens ... *sigh* ... one day, if I'm lucky I guess!
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    My first digital camera was a Canon PowerShot S45, which I purchased in 2002. The price tag at the time was around the better part of $1,300, and it offered 4mp, which at the time was the latest and greatest.

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    Kids bought me a P & S Olympus fe-240, 7.1 megapixel, 5x optical zoom for Christmas 2007
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    My first digital in 2002 was a Canon PowerShot ???-XX-NN or something. we used it for our cycling trip around Australia. A memory card worked out at $1 per MB, and each shot used up about 1MB. I had to ration shots and every month or so burn a CD of pictures at a photo shop at some exorbitant price. But you couldn't take a bad photo, Australia is such a photogenic country!

    Proof is here:
    http://web.aanet.com.au/~pietnik/OzBike2002/index.html
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    Digital - Canon IXUS30 - Canon 50D - Canon 5DII
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    First digital was I think a Fuji A210 3.2 megepixel. Cost over $400 at the time and had a "massive" 8meg card with it

    First SLR was a 400D with the twin lens kit
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    You could try a used 1000D they are going for a pretty low price, and are a fairly capable little camera to learn on, this was my first DSLR, coupled with a few nice lenses it does a very nice job.

    My first digital camera was a olympus c740, not a bad compact camera. 3.2 MP was pretty crazy back then for a compact.
    I went from that single compact to this: http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...MG_5470z22.jpg in about 2 years and changed a few things since that pic was taken
    Its easy to getting caught up in the gear, I have an old film slr that I like to use occationally, a refereshing change from digital technology
    1DIII, 5DII, 15mm fish, 24mm ts-e, 35L,135L,200L,400L,mpe-65mm
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    My First was an Olympus Camedia C-3040zoom 3.3 mp, purchased 13/6/ 2001.
    I still have it, still works. Was a great camera only problem is that it uses "Smart Media Cards " can't get them any more. On the side of the box it has the price sticker, Camera House Parramatta........ $1999.00 I got a discount of $100 of that price. I am at present allowing my 5 year old grand daughter to use it. Saw one on ebay in the US for $34.00 it didn't get a bid, but then my one has got it's original box.

    Such is life.............

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