Digital photography in 1991 (photos)

Digital photography in 1991 (photos)

Summary: ZDNet's 20th anniversary: A walk through digital cameras over the years, all the way back to 1991.

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  • 1991 was the year that Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Minolta, and Nikon started jointly developing the 24mm Advanced Photo System (APS) film format, which would be officially launched in 1996. The magnetic or optical information exchange (IX) layer of APS film provided the ability to record auxiliary information (such as date, time, caption, and exposure data), a precursor to metadata associated with a digital image file.

  • The APS format gave rise to the Canon Elph line of ultracompact cameras (which would go on to dominate the digital point-and-shoot category for years), as well as the APS-C image sensor format used in many digital SLRs today.

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  • RE: Digital photography in 1991 (photos)

    My first digital was the Fuji MX-100 from 1997. I still have it and it still works although I now have to find a USB cable for it. :-) I also had the floppy adapter for smart media memory cards.