A Review of the Apple QuickTake 100, a Digital Camera From 1994

We're kind of spoiled these days: digital cameras are ridiculously capable, and there are few (if any) images that can't be taken with the right gear. Just a few decades ago, consumer digital cameras were in their infancy, and this fun retro review takes a look at what the experience was like back then.

Coming to you from LGR, this retro review takes a look at the Apple Quicktake 100, a digital camera first released in 1994, back when film still ruled the land and digital cameras were more a wave-of-the-future novelty than serious photographic tool. Nonetheless, that novelty shouldn't be discounted: while we're used to remarkable technology coming out nearly constantly these days, the early 90s were very much a new frontier in consumer computing and technology, and the ability to take pictures and have them appear on your computer seconds later was so neat that the experience alone likely justified the price tag for a lot of people. I personally find it pretty remarkable that just 24 years ago, 0.31 megapixels was considered "high resolution." Reliving what some of my earlier digital camera experiences were like gives me new appreciation for the cameras sitting in my bag as I type this. 

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Pedro Paz's picture

LOL I used this camera for grad school work at about that year or later.

A long time ago, around1991 I sold sign equipment, that is equipment and material to make signs on windows, trucks delivery vans etc. One of the things we sold was a (not sure) a Kodak camera with a floppy disc. The client could use the camera to make a picture, put the proposed signs on the picture and use this to make a quotation.
That was way beyond everybody's wildest dreams.
Found it later on the internet:
https://petapixel.com/2012/11/16/1998-review-of-the-sony-mavica-shows-ho...