by Bill Kemp
Canon G1 Digital Camera
It was a 3 megapixel point and shoot that provided manual camera control and a hot shoe flash mount. It also had a rotating display that allowed the framed picture to be seen from many angles.
The Canon's rotating display was a real boon to digital photographers.
It was launched towards the end of 2000 - an age away in digital terms!
The hot-shoe opened up a world of flash possibilities, none of which were fully realised - Canon didn't go out of its way to develop a range of flashguns for it and my guess is that most people stuck with the built in flash.
The G1 had plenty of manual features which made it a target for the keen amateur rather than the first-time buyer.
Thanks for the submission Bill,
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