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Some history

Mfr and model

Dates*

Megapixels

Init. Price ($)

 Remarks**

Kodak DCS 100

1990-92

 

~20,000

 

Kodak DCS 200

1992-94

 

 

 

Kodak DCS 520

rev Feb 1999

2

 

 

Fuji S1

rev Aug 2000

3

3,500

 1st Generation

Canon D30

rev Oct 2000

3.1

2,990

 1st Generation

Nikon D1

rev Nov 2000

2.74

5,500

 

Nikon D1x

rev June 2001

5.3

6,000

 

Nikon D1H

rev Sep 2001

2.7

4,500

 

Canon 1D

rev Nov 2001

4.5

5,500

 

Canon D60

rev Mar 2002

6.3

2,199

 2nd Generation

Nikon D100

rev Jul 2002

6.1

1,999

 2nd Generation

Fuji S2

rev Aug 2002

6.17

2,399

 2nd Generation

Canon 1Ds

rev Dec 2002

11.1

7,999

 Full frame

Canon 10D

rev Mar 2003

6.3

1,500

 

Kodak DCS-14n

rev May 2003

13.7

4,000

 Full frame

Canon 300D

rev Sep 2003

6.3

899

 3rd Generation

Nikon D2H

rev Dec 2003

 4.1

 3,500

 

Nikon D70

rev Apr 2004

 6.1

999

 3rd Generation

Canon 1D Mk II

rev Jun 2004

8.2

4,499

 

Kodak DCS SLR/c

rev Jun 2004

13.7

4,495

 Full frame

*Dates preceded by "rev" denote date reviewed at dpreview.com
**"Generation" (my formulation) represents the evolution of DSLRs aimed at a wider market
Most of this data was compiled from http://dpreview.com


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