Animated loop of floppy disk from 1997 Sony Mavica digital camera being loaded into vintage laptop computer.
^ Do you remember the days when digital cameras used…floppy disks?

Twenty years ago, the most popular digital cameras had almost half-a-megabyte of resolution and used floppy disks for image storage. Truly. Watch this fun video from ‘The 8-Bit Guy’ on YouTube. He presents a great history lesson in the state of digital photography circa 1997.

Looking forward, I can’t imagine how archaic our current DSLRs and iPhones will look to photographers in 2037. Will they even call it digital photography then?


2 Responses to Getting Floppy…The State of Digital Photography, Circa 1997

  1. KeithB says:

    I think I used one of those!

    BTW, the prices for Version 2 of the Speedliter’s handbook are through the roof! Is it being re-printed?

    • Syl Arena says:

      Thanks for asking. Yes, a third edition of the ‘Speedliter’s Handook’ will publish in mid-2018. I wish that I could wave a magic wand and make the process move more quickly!

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