Have you ever shopped for a camera on DealDash.com? If not, why not?
Hopefully, you got a bid in on time for the really nice 18 to 135 mm interchangeable-lens camera now up for auction. It has a BIN price of $1,298.00. Many people could not afford to go out and pay full price for a high-quality camera like that. However, some DealDash shoppers have been able to win a camera like this at a bargain price, including me.
Over the last several years, I won many different cameras on DealDash – a Canon, a Polaroid Instant Digital Camera and a small Nikon to name a few. I love them all.
Since it is now so popular for people to simply rely on their cell phones to take pictures, you might not think about shopping for a camera. As good as cell phone photos are, however, they cannot replace a real camera. We can take much better photos with a camera – especially one with interchangeable-lens.
Keep in mind that it’s not too early to go Christmas shopping and nothing could make an avid photographer happier than to receive a new camera.
Recent Camera History
Advancements in camera technology have come a long way since I was young. I grew up taking photos with cameras that used rolls of film. In fact, I recently found 25 rolls of film that were never developed that I took with my Pentax K1000. At first, I thought I should throw them out because I did not believe any good images would be left since the pictures were taken 20 years ago. I was wrong. To my surprise, many of the photos still came out sharp and clear, so I’m glad I did not throw the undeveloped film away.
According to information I researched online it was not until nearly 10 years after I had already graduated from high school that the first ever digital camera was invented in 1975 by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak. It was an 8 pound camera and it recorded 0.01 megapixel black and white photos to a cassette tape. The first photograph took 23 seconds to create. To play back images, data was read from the tape and then displayed on a television set.
However, it was not until 1990 that the first digital camera went on sale in the United States. It was the Dycam Model 1. Also marketed as the Logitech Fotoman, this camera used a CCD image sensor, stored pictures digitally and connected directly to a PC for download.
In 1991, Kodak created the first-ever digital SLR. The Kodak Digital Camera System (DCS) was essentially a modified Nikon F3 whose film chamber and winder were modified to make room for sensors. The camera had a built-in 1.3 megapixel Kodak CCD to capture images.
The 1991 Kodak DCS 100 digital camera came with a price tag of $20,000.00. The Kodak DCS 100’s hard drive and batteries were stored in a separate Digital Storage Unit (tethered to the camera by cable) that also included a monochrome LCD for viewing images. The combined unit was so large that a nylon hip pack and huge hard case were included in the price.
Youth that belong to Generation Z (age 6 to 26) may be surprised to know the first camera phone was sold only 22 years ago. Samsung takes credit for selling the first camera phone, but there are multiple other claims for this milestone.
Because I saw the evolution of cameras practically go from the stone-age to what we have now in my lifetime I appreciate today’s amazing digital camera technology all the more. They are now faster and easier to use than I could have ever imagined.
For Camera Auction Details
For a full description and more camera details check the auction listing on DealDash. If you missed out on this camera auction, don’t worry. DealDash has more camera auctions coming up, including a waterproof camera and an amazing home security camera starter kit.
I hope to see all of you camera lovers in the DealDash auctions.
This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.