A handful of you had taken the initiative to attempt using the worst camera you have, and the results are pretty impressive!
Working in a computer shop, we also handle electronics recycling. Somewhat late in the challenge, I was cleaning up my shop and stumbled upon a Kodak DX3600 camera, and had to start all over. Took me a little while to get the camera working, but it definitely surprised me. I certainly don't question my choice to own a dSLR, but being able to step back to the basics is a refreshing change once in a while. I may get funny looks for using a 13 year old point and shoot, but at the same time, the quality is perfectly acceptable when you really look at it.
Here are the results of your mission, because you chose it:
Denver, ופּו היהודי: Nokia 6102i
The photo resolution is incredibly small, under 200 ppi. You cant really tell but there is graffiti that says "fuck bob dole"
Stephen the Canuck: LG Pop
1. This was taken on a roughly 4 year old LG Pop phone camera. The phone itself sucks, although the picture could have turned out worse. The only exif data says it was at f/2.8 and 3.55mm focal length (not sure what the equivalent would be).
2. This one I may have cheated a little bit. I used a Canon 20D. It's a good camera, but they were introduced in 2004. Taken at f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/100th shutter speed, shady white balance, and at 37mm with a 18-55mm kit lens.
ttyymmnn: Sony DSC-S75
This was shot in aperture priority at f/2.5, ISO 100. The camera chose 1/1000 for the shutter. The background was a bit blown out, so I darkened the image a bit in PS Elements. Really, not a bad shot at all, though I didn't put much thought into the composition. I don't like shooting using a preview screen on the back of the camera.
And this is just a shot down my street. I tried to compose it as best I could, and set the camera on full auto. Slight color adjustment, slight lightening of shadows. But that's it. I set the ISO at 100, camera chose f/6.3, 1/500 sec. Not too bad at all.
I'll take 911 RS for $5000: Lumia 928
I was rushing to class and just wanted to take something for the assignment (plus the light was really nice, I wish I had carried my a7 as the Lumia doesn't have the DR for nice landscapes), so the chair shot is a bit hurried. Also, I didn't realize there was so much distortion with this lens...
JGrabowMSt: Kodak DX3600
I held the hat up towards the light so I could get better overall lighting for the dark hat to capture more of the details and to make it "pop" a bit. It has a huge amount of detail for what it is.
I stuck this on the floor and snapped a few pictures of it. There's a huge amount of details on it, so it made for a great subject to really get an idea of the quality of a 2.2MP camera from 2001. Overall, very impressive, I had expected much worse.
Later tonight I'll add a bonus image taken at a concert with my Canon SD1100IS.