Storage is definitely taken for granted these days. CompactFlash and SD cards are cheaper than they’ve ever been. They’re available in extremely large sizes, which seem to be growing on a monthly basis, that are easily accessible. New cameras with faster framerates, 4K UHD video, and ultra high megapixel images keep driving the technology bigger and faster.
This was not always the case, though. It used to be that the early digital cameras used large and unwieldy storage formats. Some even used 3.5″ floppy discs. There was no USB, no native driver support, and serial ports were slow and flaky at best. In this video, we take a trip back to the 90s with The 8-Bit Guy, David Murray as he takes these classic digital cameras out for a spin.