It has been already more than 20 years since I used a digital photo camera for the first time. A friend of mine bought the Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD73 and was generous enough to lend it to me for a couple of days.
The camera had a whopping 640x480 pixels resolution sensor, 10x optical zoom, and it saved the photos to a 3.5" standard floppy diskette (with a maximum of 10 images).
But technology was evolving rapidly, and the first digital camera that I bought was the Sony DSC-S70. I call it my first Sony. Compared with the Mavica, it was a considerable improvement in resolution. With a 3.34 megapixels sensor and 6x digital zoom lens, you could even create videos with the size of a thumbnail (MPEG 320x240px or 160x120px).
A couple of years later, affordable DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses entered the market, and the Nikon D70 was the next in my collection. Since then, many DSLR cameras and lens combinations have passed thru my hands. I could afford new cameras by selling my old gear second hand for reasonable prices. That’s the only way for me to keep up with the latest technology.
DSLR cameras are dying when writing this, and new technology is replacing it, the "Mirrorless" system cameras. Nikon had no answer in this segment, so I switched to Fujifilm. Nowadays, I'm a big fan of the X-Series of Fujifilm.