Andrew Connell

Fun Google hack with Sony Digital Cameras

Random humor:

Here’s a fun thing to play around with, if you’re bored at 3am. Most Sony digital cameras start saving photos with the following name “DSC00001.JPG” and a lot of people take these photos and upload them to the web, where the all-knowing, all-seeing Google later catalogs all of them. So by clicking this link you can see the first photo taken by someone with their new camera or newly formatted card for some cameras, this is what it looks like when thousands of Sony cameras lose their photo-virginity.

Update: Bonus fun, IMG_0001.JPG is the equivalent for Canon cameras. So, that will work too. Here’s CASIO , Pentax , Kodak , Konica , Fuji and Nikon . And one of our readers points out “Using DSC as a search string in P2P programs also works great for turning up things on peoples hard drives they they didn’t know they were sharing”.

[Via Engadget ]

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.