5/6/7 years old, Minolta already came out with a Digital SLR camera.


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Ian

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Originally posted by ninelives
I don't even know it. I just found out today when I read a discussion group.

Check this out :

http://www.sds.com/mug/rd175.html

Since the mid-1970s, Kodak has invented several solid-state image sensors that "converted light to digital pictures" for professional and home consumer use. In 1986, Kodak scientists invented the world's first megapixel sensor, capable of recording 1.4 million pixels that could produce a 5x7-inch digital photo-quality print. In 1987, Kodak released seven products for recording, storing, manipulating, transmitting and printing electronic still video images. In 1990, Kodak developed the Photo CD system and proposed "the first worldwide standard for defining color in the
digital environment of computers and computer peripherals." In 1991, Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (DCS), aimed at photojournalists. It was a Nikon F-3 amera equipped by Kodak with a 1.3 megapixel sensor.

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Nikon's first body under it's own name was released in 1996 after jointly developing cameras with Fuji. See below for the E2 and E2n specifications:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/specroom98/e3/e2.htm

Guess this makes Minolta a late commer yet again ;p

It should be noted that The Canon EOS-1 was also available as the alternate DCS-1 for the working Canon pro if memory serves me rightly
 

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