I bought Fujifilm FinPix F470 Digital Camera in 2006. It is a very small easy to use digital camera. But I guess due to bad handling or too much use the poor camera finally died after clicking photos at Vineet's wedding in June 2007. I still have the unusable body of the camera.

Click here to read a review of the above camera.

Kodak Easyshare CX4200 was my first digital camera. I purchased during my second semester in college. This is camera in which I clicked loads and loads of photos during my college days. I still have the camera but I donot use it because it eats up a lot of battery power and it is only 2mp. It still works though.

Here are the camera specification:

Great Picture Quality

  • CCD resolution 2.1 megapixel (1704x1257 pixels)
  • image resolution 2.0 megapixel (1632x1232 pixels)
  • image quality 2.0MP - best (large print) 1.0MP - better (small print)
  • zoom 2X digital
  • focus distance 0.75m (29.5 in.) to infinity in auto mode
  • macro/close-up mode .2-.3m (7.9-11.8 in.)
  • lens protection built-in lens cover
  • exposure control auto matrix metering
  • shutter speed 1/8-1/1000 sec.
  • aperture f/4.5
  • flash mode automatic, fill, red-eye, off
  • flash range 0.5-2.4m (1.6-7.9 ft.)
  • ISO equivalent automatic (100, 200)
  • white balance automatic
  • matrix metering automatic

Simple Sharing

  • storage 
    internal storage: 16MB internal memory
    external storage: SD/MMC removable card slot
  • interface 
    USB, Kodak EasyShare camera dock compatible; 
    video out for viewing slide show on TV
  • video out 
    NTSC, PAL (user-selectable)

Easy to Use

  • capture mode automatic - always ready
  • delete dedicated delete button
  • viewfinder real-image optical viewfinder
  • share Share button
  • review easy one-button review
  • auto-orientation on-camera picture rotation
  • display 40.6 mm (1.6 in.) TFT color
  • image file format JPEG/EXIF v2.2
  • software Kodak EasyShare software

Other Specifications

  • DC in DC-in jack on side of camera for 3V adapter
  • tripod mount 1/4 in. standard
  • self-timer 10 seconds
  • power options optional camera dock with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (in-camera charging); 2AA lithium or Ni-MH batteries or 1 CRV3 lithium battery, 3 volt adapter
  • weight without batteries: 200 g (7.1 oz.)
  • dimensions WxHxD: 109x64x40 mm (4.3x2.5x1.6 in.)
  • warranty one year

System Requirements 


  • Windows 98, 2000, millennium edition, or XP OS
  • 233 MHz processor or greater
  • 64MB RAM (128MB RAM for Windows XP)
  • 200MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (16-bit or 24-bit recommended)


  • PowerPC based Macintosh computer
  • Macintosh OS X (0S 8.6/9.x - Share button functions not supported - OS X is recommended for full functionality)
  • 128MB RAM for OS X (64MB RAM for OS 8.6/9.x)
  • 200MB hard disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Built-in USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)

My first camera was a Canon Prima BF 8. It was a standard Auto Focus Point-and-Shoot camera. I dont remember when I bought it but it was long time back during my secondary school. It was fun.

I remember very well, the first photo trip with this camera was actually a family vacation. The best part was that in this camera you need to put in one of those film rolls which gives you 36 photos. To my astonishment, this camera performed so well that it gave me 40 photos.

I still have this camera.

Click here to read a review of Canon Prima AF 8 on MouthShut.com