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20 Years Ago: When a 1.3 Megapixel Digital Camera Cost $20,000 and Stored 70 Images – Video

Posted on 16 July 2015 by GranTorinoGuy

We have come very far in terms of technological advancements. Today’s computers and digital devices are superior to those just a few years ago. We have more than enough computing power in our pockets to initiate and complete another mission to the moon, just have NASA supply the rockets and fuel.

Digital cameras are one way of “digitally” documenting our major advancements over a short period.. The introduction of digital cameras dates back 20 years ago when photography had its infancy in the digital realm. At the time, digital cameras were not easily attainable by the average Joe. Those who wanted to partake in the enjoyment of what professional digital cameras had to offer needed to fork over $20,000 and were only permitted to take around 70 images at 1.3 megapixels stored on a 131 MB card. Yes, those were the stats from 20 years ago.

The cheaper options were provided by Apple but never really took off. The video below is a virtual trip back to the past when digital cameras first came on the scene giving us a “whole new world.” The video is a must-watch for us techie folks as it may draw a stark contrast of the OLD versus today’s NEW in the area of digital photography. Wow, look around you and witness how times have changed! The digital camera, what a concept!

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A Digital Everything in One Box

Posted on 19 February 2010 by SlimboCA

This nifty new device allows you to take all your favorite media wherever you go.

This nifty new device allows you to take all your favorite media wherever you go.

Portable media players, digital recording devices, and digital storage devices have hit the tech scene big time.

These new devices offer consumers an array of choices for their multimedia needs. Any home theater, mobile (car) theater and portable multimedia enthusiast will agree that a digital everything box for all your media is an absolute must these days.

The versatile mass media player/storage devices allow you to take your entire media collection with you wherever you go. What’s more is they are compatible with just about any playback device. They support USB drives, and memory sticks so you can easily put your favorite season of a sitcom on a memory stick.

There is, however, one which stands out from the rest – the DVR Digital Video Recorder, Music, Movie, Picture Player with External USB Drive and Network Storage Device Case with Firmware. This unit is a high definition media player and recorder offering 1080i output to your TV (or composite supported device.)

You can use your home network and share files, watch movies, play music and view photos by just connecting this unit to it. To top it all, this device is compatible with any shared resource on the network. The player does require an additional laptop hard drive, but these are very cheap, and quite easy to install.

In addition, it comes with a remote control, so you can really get comfortable and enjoy the experience. This device contains it’s own software, so it doesn’t need a computer to play back media files. All you need to do is plug it into your TV or LCD and use the remote to select music, photos, movies, etc. All your media is stored in the 2.5″ laptop hard drive, and on portable USB memory sticks.

Need we say more… What is your favorite portable mass storage device and media player? Please feel free to add your comment below.

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