Nikon D70 Review: First Contact
It would be fair to say that digicams – point-and-shoot compact cameras, hold the lions share of digital sales today. Quality has gone up, prices have come down (considerably), and this all bodes well for the consumer (that’s you). Digital camera sales have now overtaken conventional film sales, and it may soon be hard to justify any film camera sales at all.
Nikon D70 Digital SLR, from a Nikon Canada ad
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But digital technology certainly didn’t start out this way – all those many years ago. Digital images started getting noticed only at the very top end of the market, with digital SLR’s aimed at the working pro. These were hybrid cameras produced in partnerships with Kodak, Nikon and Canon. They were bulky, heavy, and very, very expensive.
The convenience of shooting digital couldn’t be denied however, and as demand for the technology increased at the consumer end, digital point-and-shoot cameras were quickly developed. The rest, as they say, is (very recent) history.