My Digital Photography Chronology

I purchased a Canon D10 today and I started thinking of the different digital cameras I have purchased in the past ten years; eight total- starting with a humble 1.3MP Olympus (purchased for a trip to Seattle) and going on through the various point-and-shoots and DSLRs (most purchased for the past 8 years of Dragon*Con).

Not counting camera phones, these are all the digital tools I have used to supplement my visual memory over the past decade:

Circa 1999

Olympus Camedia D-450 Zoom

1.3 MP CCD
3x Optical Zoom
1.8” LCD Display

16MB SmartMedia Card

My first digital camera!

Given to a friend that gave it to another friend; still working! (but a bit hard to find SmartMedia cards).
Olympus D-450Z
August 2003

Fuji FinePix S5000

3.1 MP CCD
10x Optical Zoom
Optical viewfinder, 1.5” LCD Display

512MB XD Card

Gave to a friend and still working. Added a 1GB XD card.

July 2005

Casio Exilim EX-Z750

7.2 MP CCD
3x Optical Zoom
2.5” LCD Display

1GB SD Card

My first camera that could record movies (MOV).

Given to a friend that uses it as their primary point-and-shoot cmera

June 2006
Casio Exilim EX-S770

3x Optical Zoom
2.8” LCD

2GB SD Card
August 2006
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

DSLR; 18-5 5mm
Optical viewfinder; 1.8” LCD Display

2GB Compact Flash

My first DSLR; picked up 75-300mm, 50mm and 28-135mm lenses

Given to a friend as an xMas present
August 2007
Canon SD870 IS

3.8x Optical Zoom
3.0” LCD


Upgraded with Eye-Fi Explore 2GB WiFi card
My primary point-and-shoot camera
November 2007
Canon 40D

DSLR; 28-135mm
Optical viewfinder, 3.0” LCD

4GB Compact Flash

My current DSLR; 28-135mm IS walk-about lens, 75-300mm zoom, Speedlite 430EX
July 2009
Canon Powershot D10

12.1MP CCD
3x Optical Zoom
3.0” LCD


Purchased for use in outdoor/wet environments

Still deciding on the AKT-DC1 accessory kit for $90 from NewEgg, or a $16 Zeikos floater

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:54 PM

    bah!! i was wondering how you got your hiking shot in the rain. now i know.