The 90s were a time of lightning-fast technological development, when the beginnings of the digital camera experience we take for granted nowadays were just coming together for the first time. This fun video takes a look at the capabilities of a typical camera from the time and the experience of shooting with it.
Coming to you from Lazy Game Reviews, this video is a neat look at a digital camera of yesteryear. With a 43mm equivalent lens permanently set to f/5.6, a fixed ISO of 130, an automatic shutter between 1/30 and 1/10,000 s, and a whopping resolution of 640 x 480, the Epson PhotoPC was a $499 digital camera that came with 1 MB of permanently installed flash memory that could store 16 pictures at full resolution. And while that's obviously laughable by today's standards, my first digital camera had almost identical specifications, and it was a marvel to simply have the capability to take pictures digitally. If you really want to appreciate how far technology has come (or get a good laugh), notice that the only way to change the shutter speed was to set it while the camera was connected to the computer; once you disconnected it, you were stuck with that speed.
[via Lazy Game Reviews]