I've been trying to find some vintage digitals for my collection. They must be usable with a minimum of fuss, that is for example, no impossible to find (or very expensive ) memory cards, and compatability with my system. They must also have (at least to me) an interesting or unusual design. Try it! It's not as easy as one might think!! Here's my first..........
I found this at a thrift store for half price, it cost me 3.50 USD, and came with the docking station, software, cables, etc. It didn't have batteries (takes 2 AA rechargeables), or a memory card (compact flash). It does have a pretty good internal memory, so I can still use it, and I will
A lot of older digital models shared the electronics and sensors, so are very much the same in quality, The Finepix 4900 and 6900 are different, unusual sensors and software, and the Nikon 4300 was good with an exception lens, and good in camera processing. Ricoh had several unusual early models that worked well. All out of the mainstream Sony and Canon.
The Coolpix 4300, (not S4300) even delivers TIFF files. Stephen.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2013 12:35:07 GMT -5 by Stephen
I have been collecting old digitals for about 4 years now. I mostly get mine at garage sales or thrift stores. I rarely pay more than $5, and lots of them cost me $1. I have over 100 different ones now. Here is a picture I made of about 50 of them 2 years ago.
Post by Dan Vincent on Jun 11, 2014 6:02:55 GMT -5
I'll have to agree with the quality of the Nikon 4300. I bought one for my wife and it produced some of the sharpest pictures we have from that period. We gave it to our grand-daughter but now she uses a phone that is permanently attached to her hand.
Maybe she still has the 4300 so I can rescue it for my digital sub-collection. I also have a Nikon 2500 someplace, a Ricoh ROC-6000, Nikon 5700, Nikon S570 and Canon SD-900.