Being able to talk to cameras and other devices to give voice commands is a relatively recent development. What’s not so new is having our devices talk back to us. Check out this recent video of a Minolta AF-Sv “Talker”, posted to Reddit by user 240DL. Released in 1984, It features all of the minimalist features of compact cameras one would expect, but it also yells at you when you screw up.
Given the fully auto nature of these cameras, there’s very few things that you could actually screw up, though. Still, when you did, that condescending voice sure lets you know just how dumb you are!