The Casio QV10. My friends just wouldn’t believe me when I told them that I’m one of the first owners of a digital camera way back in 1996 until they saw this in the flesh. (I kept it as a souvenir with the manuals and box). Its a 0.25 megapixel (yes not a typo) wonder way back then with F2 and F8 apertures. Its an alkaline battery eating/hungry device that produces very small photos not even good enough for a 2x2 picture. I took it apart when it stopped working and was able to use the lens as sort of a microscope. All I need now is to find the CDs with the images that I took with it. Also worth noting that I edited the images from this camera… in Photoshop 3.0!
The best part of all….. is that I used this camera as a conversational piece 10 years later (2006) to land the job of Digital Imaging Consultant for the CEBU Pride of Place Coffee table book. A job that opened a lot of doors for me especially in photography.