Sunday, January 15, 2012

Coolpix 600, 1998 Lyngby, Denmark

I just came across these couple of pics, I don't believe I've ever posted them before. They were taken in 1998 or 1999 with my first digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix 600, where I lived in Lyngby, Denmark, near Copenhagen.
Believe it or not, the linked files at 768x1024 pixels are the full camera resolution... How times have changed. I bough the camera for about $600, just marked down from over a thousand. But even at such basic quality, the immediacy of a digital camera was exciting.

(Clickable pics)


Philocalist said...

I can well relate to this: way back in the day I bought an Olympus digital compact, one of the first available. I seem to remember that it was the size of a small house brick with the magnificent resolution of just 640 x 480 pixels ... and a price that now seems outrageous of somewhere well over £800! ... I recently found a single writeable CD, in case, bought at the same time ... with a price tag still attached of £14 ... for ONE blank CD!!!!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Sounds unbelievable.

I do remember though that around '97-'98, Olympus was top dog in the consumer digicam market though I forget the data about it, it was before I could afford to consider one.

Anonymous said...

So, the Danish word for Zone is Zone?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Yes, though pronounced in two syllables.
There are probably hundreds of words like that, or at the very least very similar.