Excerpt: I purchased my PhotoPC 500 in January 1997. I can't remember the price (although I do have the CC bill packed away somewhere as an historical document) but it was in the region of 350 to 400 UK Pounds.
Excerpt: I purchased this model back in early 1996. I can't remember if the number 500 was in the product name, but it is the closest I could find here on DPR. I chose it over the Casio QV10 that had an LCD screen because the Epson had higher resolution.
Excerpt: This was my first digital camera. It was a hand-me-down. It was lousy even then. Not only was the res too low to be of any serious use the picture quality was not much good either. It had no LCD on the back so you could not check your photos until you got home. It felt nothing more than a toy.
Excerpt: This was my first all-electronic camera. People couldn't believe it could be re-used and the photos downloaded to a computer. They thought it would wear down...It was a .3 Megapix. I have a 10 Megapixels now. Problems: Problems?
Excerpt: My first digital, bought in 1997 at a heavy discount. Used it heavily, it actually rekindled my interest in photography (digital AND analog). Very, very obsolete now of course, but images looked pretty ok on my 14" monitor back then.