Crappy cameras from the past are back! Would you use a 2000-era camera?

digital cameras
These cameras might not be from the early 2000s but they have the same CCD sensor as early digital cameras (Image credit: Future)

Depending on how old you are, you may or may not remember the dawn of digital cameras. If you’re a Generation Z baby like me, you’ll probably have some recollection of when digital cameras first came out – but who'd have thought that 20 years later those same cameras would be popular again?

These days it’s hard to imagine a time when digital cameras didn’t exist. Digital photography is now so accessible that most of us carry a camera on us at all times (in the form of a camera phone) and we're taking more photos than ever before – a whopping 1.72 trillion in 2022, according to Photutorial

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.