When I bought my 4 meg Panasonic DMC-LC5 for around$1200 I paid around $175 for the 128 meg memory cardCurrently the oldest digital that I have is a Nikon D100 which I bought in 2002. Prior to that was a little point and shoot, can't recall if it was a Canon or Nikon only that we tried to get a second memory card as the one that came with the camera, 8mb "smart memory card" and to get a 32mb was over $200, think we ended up purchasing a 16mb card but it still was in the $150 neighborhood if I recall. This was probably mid 90's.
Over the years I've seen a common fault with D70 bodies is for the card contacts to give issues. Good to know yours is still going.I still use my D70, as it has been converted to IR.
I got a D300 in Dec 2007 and I still use it. I probably have a P&S in a drawer somewhere that might be older, not sure.I was just wondering how long digital cameras are lasting - a few of mine aren't extremely old compared to what might be out there
but I occasionally use my D50 though it's been a while since I used my Fuji F31fd which is still in good condition.
What old cameras are others still using?
Currently a D300 which I carry in the back seat of my Truck with a 70-300 Lens attached for those “oh crap why didn’t you bring your a Camera” times.
Do either of you worry about heat hurting the car cameras?I fire up the D100 every couple months. Seems to take a couple minutes to write out a 'compressed' RAW file. Sloooow computer in that thing doing the compression.
Back then, Nikons did not store the shutter count. It once belonged to an eye doctor and came with 1,400 slide photos of his patients eyes (they must have been made on film, before he got the D100). Came with a nice Tamron 90mm macro and ring flash, total price $30. The seller inherited it and probably thought the "A" mode was broken (auto?) <based on the washed out photos on the memory card>.
The D200 is my car camera and gets a workout every week or two. It seems to be bulletproof.
I've got a half dozen older ones (2,3,4 mb) that are just taking up space but the thought of tossing them out is painful.
I do use one in a daily photo / video project, it is the tiny Fuji finepix F40fd that will not die.