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Self Portrait: 17 Years Of Digital Cameras

Photographer Marc Aubry bought the first ever digital SLR, and at least 26 more since. His series of self-portraits tells the story of the first two decades of mainstream digital photography. posted on

1991

The Kodak/Nikon DCS 100 is considered to be the first commercially available DSLR. It had a 1.3-megapixel sensor. You can’t see it here, but the camera’s battery and 200MB hard drive are contained in a giant box.

1992

The DCS 200 was released a year later, and had a self-contained battery pack.

1993

The Kodak NC 2000 carried AP branding, and was marketed directly to photojournalists.

1994

The Kodak DCS 420, based on a smaller Nikon N90 body.

1994

Kodak DCS 460 took 6-megapixel photos, which were at the time considered massive.

1994

The Fujix DS-515 was the first digital camera with a full-frame viewfinder.

1996

The Agfa Actioncam used three different CCD sensors to take photos.

1996

The Kodak AP NC 2000e Pro.

1997

The Kodak DCS 5c

1998

The Kodak DCS 520

1998

The Kodak DCS-315

1999

The Minolta RD3000’s body is much, much deeper than this photo suggests.

1999

The Nikon D1 is the first DSLR that was widely embraced by professional photographers. At just 2.7 megapixels, its photos would look fairly pixelated in a magazine spread.

2000

The Kodak DCS-620X. Kodak stuck to making digital camera backs for other companies’ bodies for a very long time — probably too long.

2000

The Fujifilm FinePix S1.

2000

The EOS D30 set the style for Canon DSLRs, which still look quite similar.

2000

The Olympus E-10.

2001

The Kodak DCS 760.

2002

The Canon EOS D60.

2002

The Nikon D100.

2002

Sigma’s first digital camera, the SD-9.

2003

The Nikon D2H

2005

The Nikon D2X.

2005

The Nikon D200.

2006

The Nikon D40.

2008

The Panasonic Lumix G1 represents the next generation of DSLRs: smaller, prettier, and more accessible.

These photos originally appeared as part of a Flickr set called Ma Collection de Reflex Numérique, and were reprinted here with the permission of the photographer.

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