Sunday, September 30, 2007

Blast from the Past: The Year 2001

In the 2nd installment of Blast from the Past we are looking at the Year 2001 through the prism of dpreview's timeline.

The camera year started with the introduction of the Canon Pro90 IS and ended with the introduction of the Ricoh Caplio RR1. In between? Well, we saw the Nikon D1x and D1h, the start of the Minolta prosumer series with the Dimage 5 and 7, the tail end of the Sony "Floppicas" FD-series, the Kodak DCS760 and 720x Professional dSLRs, the Nikon Coolpix 995, the Sony S85, Olympus C4040, Canon G2, Casio QV-4000 (with Canon lens), Sony F707, the trend setting at the time Olympus E20, the camera that started the Panasonic noise train (the LC5), the first Canon 1D camera using a Panasonic CCD, and the Nikon 5000 starting at 28mm at the cool cucumber price of $1100!

That was six years ago. Wow, in some ways we've come a long way, yet in other ways, not so much.

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