The The Online Photographer picked up the Walgreens $10 digital camera and promptly dissects it –
“Contemplate the miracle. It can’t have a manufacturing cost much over $2 for a device that can electronically photograph a scene, digitize and process it into an image file, store it, and send it to your computer. Plus, it will work as a Web cam.
Yes, it’s bloody amazing. When I designed my first digital camera 35 years ago, I knew they’d eventually get cheap enough to compete with conventional cameras. If you’d told me that would be possible to manufacture one for 50 cents (in 1971 dollars) I’d have said that was completely nuts.” Thanks Adrian! – Link.