State of the art: $20,000, 1 megapixel. This is what digital cameras were like in 1995

From the CNET vault: Remember when we used to specify that a camera was digital? Check out what was considered top-of-the-line back in 1995 -- and how much people paid for such cutting-edge technology.

Digital cameras have become so ubiquitous in 2015 that we don't even use "digital" to describe them. From phones to tablets to dash cams to GoPros mounted on bike helmets, practically everyone is able to shoot high-quality images and high-def videos at a moment's notice without ever considering the cost.

Flash back to 20 years ago, when photography was just entering the digital realm. This episode of CNET Central from the summer of 1995 features the "B-2 Stealth Bomber" of digital cameras, a Fuji X/Nikon hybrid. Roughly the size of a volleyball, this camera packed 1.3 megapixels and a removable 131 MB card capable of storing 70 images, all for $20,000 or (equivalent to $31,000 in 2015).

Of course there were cheaper options, such as the Apple camera seen in this video, complete with the old rainbow-style Apple logo. And what were people doing in 1995 with their fancy cameras? Taking pictures of burritos and sharing them on the Internet, of course. Some things never change. (Bonus sighting: Look closely and you'll spot a roughly 30-year-old Sandra Bullock.)

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