Haha, seems like we have the same history. The oldest I can find on my computer is from April of 2001, but I know for a fact that I had a Sony Mavica 3.5" floppy digital camera. It was so cool at the time, but you had to have plenty of floppies on hand. I'm not sure where those photos are. Dang...
Yup. I was looking at GDGT's collection, and it was either the MVC-FD71, FD83, or FD5. I can't recall which one it was...
WOAH! It looks like I do have some photos from my Mavica, and apparently it was the MVC-FD88. I'm not certain, but it appears that instead of EXIF data, it stored information about the photos it took in an accompanying HTML file! Lol.
Mine's from early 1999, taken on a Nikon Coolpix 950 (1600x1200!). I'd post it, but I just realized I have no idea how to do an inline image on gdgt...
To share an image on gdgt, just upload it to someplace like Dropbox, flickr, or imgur and just drop the direct URL to the image right in the comment on its own line.
About 1979 with a machine that took a 120 pixel x 120 pixel image and printed it with "x"s on a dot matrix printer. Pix of my son, still hanging on my wall. Recognizable when you squint from 6 ft away.
My first digital camera would go back to 1993, Canon Zapshot RC (?) .. and I still remember how excited I was at that time. In truth the Zapshot was a digital still video camera and didn't much use and I sold it, wish I had it now and still have the photos. At that time the magazines kept talking about the coming digital revolution and it was either the Canon Zapshot or Sony Mavica. They didn't sell well so my local camera dealer sold it to me at cost and in it's day a cool piece but no match in any sense do SLR or any film based camera.
The real reason and use I found for was in conjunction with my Video Toaster (Amiga) and even then...but good memories.