The Hottest new Technology!
I promise no other blog is covering these hot off the presses electronics!
camera :: Nikon D7000 | 1/125‚Ä≤s second shutter | ISO 100 | Meter: Spot
lens :: Nikkor 18-55mm VR at 48mm | set at f/5.3 | Auto Focus A Dynamic 9-point
flash :: Promaster 7500EDF | Ceiling Bounced | i-TTL
On the left is a Dell Axim X30. This amazing machine runs Windows Mobile 2003. This packs a 624mhz Intel processor and 64mb of ram. You can work on office documents, check email and other amazing things. This Axim is actually more than 6 years old. Before real smartphones came upon the world, and long before the iPhone. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth it was a little ahead of its time. The major flaw of design, and the reason I went through 3 of them in one year was a little plastic tab on the data / power connection, with light to moderate use it breaks off, making the device useless. It pales in¬†comparison¬†to modern smartphones, but in its day it was the best.
On the right is a Sony Mavica MVC-FD97 digital camera. This classic beast was over $1000 new in 2001. It stores pictures on 3.5″ floppy disks. The images are 2.1 mega-pixel images. Now in today’s world people will drone on and on how 2 mega-pixel is so low, but the lens and construction were good and it would allow this to take good shots, especially in good light. In its day this was amazing camera. Below is a picture I took with this very camera on 9/28/2001. I knew nothing about photography in 2001, so this was a full-auto point and shoot deal. I remember carrying a few dozen floppy disks in the camera case for picture. Thanks to Scott May at MayKing Media for letting me borrow this from his collection. Assuming I can locate a floppy disk, tomorrow’s picture of the day will be shot from this decade old camera. For a modern comparison, this camera can shoot upto 1600×1200 images, thats beyond modern 1080p HD video. The image below was shot at 768 to save space on the original floppy disk.
camera :: Sony MVC-FD97 | 1/60‚Ä≤s second shutter | ISO (not reported) | Meter: Center Weighted
lens :: Sony 6 – 60mm | set at f/4 | Auto Focus
flash :: unused