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The State of Digital Photography in 2003

Here’s a fun blast from the not-so-distant past: the video above is a short clip from the TV show “Call For Help” that originally aired back in September 2003. In it, tech broadcaster Leo Laporte chats with digital photography pioneer Mikkel Aaland — who, by the way, was introduced to digital cameras by Ansel Adams — about the evolution of digital cameras up to that point. It’s an interesting glimpse into a time when the Nikon D100 was the state of the art.

(via SnapBlog)


 
  • http://profiles.google.com/granttaylorphotos Grant Taylor

    I currently shoot with a Nikon D100. Still works good.

  • http://profiles.google.com/granttaylorphotos Grant Taylor

    I currently shoot with a Nikon D100. Still works good.

  • http://www.colinpeddle.com Colin Peddle

    This just makes me miss ZDTV/TechTV…. TSS, CFH, etc. etc. :*(

    Twit.tv doesn’t replace it.

  • Mistereng

    The Sony Mavica was actually an ANALOG VIDEO camera and recording format.  The resolution was NTSC Video, and the recorder stored one frame at a time..  Sorry Leo -Busted

  • Mistereng

    The Sony Mavica was actually an ANALOG VIDEO camera and recording format.  The resolution was NTSC Video, and the recorder stored one frame at a time..  Sorry Leo -Busted

  • Patrick

    That’s what they say in the video, yes. Where’s the busted part?

  • http://macro-photography-blog.com/ Jaxon S

    I still have a Sony Mavica, 1.3 “interpolated” megapixel, uses floppy disk as storage that stores up to five full resolution (duh!) images.

  • Mike Fabricius

    Hard to believe this was just 2003, makes me excited for the future.

  • http://www.facebook.com/coachtroop Ryan Troop

    It’s pretty interesting that he says 6MPx is enough for 35mm quality, when not too long ago people were arguing up and down that Sony’s 24MPx Full Frame was just scratching the surface… I wish I was more educated on the subject… seems like an interesting debate.

  • Jesus

    one day all you digital lemmings will realize film is and always was the best. but it will be too late.