Thowback Thursday - the Gameboy Camera

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Thowback Thursday - the Gameboy Camera

Postby Johnmcl7 » 04 Nov 2016, 22:42

Dpreview have a fun section each week where they look at a significant camera from the past and for this article they were looking at the Gameboy camera:

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/18381 ... boy-camera

This was my first digital camera and was at a time when there's no way I could afford a proper camera, even this one at around £40 was a bit of a stretch. Looking back its quality is absolutely laughable and the Gameboy screen was also terrible but it didn't matter as it was a fun device to use since at the time most cameras were still film so being able to take photos and see them straight away was amazing at the time.

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Thowback Thursday - the Gameboy Camera

Postby robbo » 04 Nov 2016, 23:04

I always wanted one but never did. And a few of the other Game Boy peripherals.
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Thowback Thursday - the Gameboy Camera

Postby Tappy » 07 Nov 2016, 10:49

In a similar vein, this was mine:

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I think I could only take about five photos before the device was full / battery drained from the flash (I can't remember which).

Considering it came quite a few years after the Game Boy camera, I'm not sure it was actually better!
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Thowback Thursday - the Gameboy Camera

Postby EviL Ras » 07 Nov 2016, 13:21

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Fuji slim shot was one of my earliest! 25 1.3mp shots! epic!


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Or how about the first handsfree camera for the 7210! When you took a picture it would "send" it to the phone, getting a "received" message. Check, realise its rubbish and reframe and try again!
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