Of all the cameras I’ve used over the years I’ve always been somewhat amazed by the Kodak DC-50 sub megapixel camera. There was something peculiar about the lens/CCD combination that made it produce quite stunning pictures that, to this day, are nearly perfect for the web. Although it’s an older clunky design with no preview screen, it excelled at flattering headshots. You can probably get one for $25 used. I think they were close to $1000 when new. The image produced was 756×504 compressed in a proprietary JPG-like format called KDC. (Kodak digital compression). Most good viewers can see KDC files and convert them as needed.
a few 1996 images from a now cheap DC-50.
Alvy Ray Smith when he worked for Microsoft
John Sculley in 1996
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