One of the neatest things about early digital photography was that because few things were really standardized, there were numerous interesting designs and experiments with features. Sony's Mavica line was one such example of this, and this awesome video takes a look at the camera 24 years after its release.
Coming to you from Dino Bytes by Gordon Laing, this neat video takes a look at the Sony Mavica MVC-FD5. The FD5 had pretty standard capabilities for a camera of its day, offering 640 by 480 resolution with two levels of JPEG compression, a 4.8mm f/2.0 lens (47mm equivalent), a macro-range switch for as close as 3 inches, a 2.5-inch rear screen with a resolution of 124 by 165 pixels, and a rechargeable battery. What made it so interesting was that instead of a memory card, the FD5 recorded images directly to a floppy disk. It is hard to adequately emphasize just how convenient this was. 1997 was a time of ever-changing memory card formats as manufacturers battled for market space, but no storage format was more ubiquitous than the floppy disk, as practically every computer had a floppy drive, and disks were quite cheap compared to memory cards. Check out the video above for Laing's full thoughts.