1953 and 2012 – gadgets then and now
Cameras – Eastman Kodak Brownie Holiday and Fujifilm X10
Kodak’s Brownie Holiday camera arrived in 1953, a stripped-down Bakelite-bodied snapper with just a shutter button, a viewfinder and a knob to advance the 127 film. As the name suggests, it was designed to accompany you on holiday, being compact and incredibly simple to use.
The Fujifilm X10 (£530) may be retro in its styling – and in certain touches like the optical viewfinder and manual zoom ring – but it’s every inch the modern compact digital camera, delivering fantastic photos and HD video.
[Image courtesy of Flickr user brayleehope]