The History of Video Cameras

Timeline created by lmay
In Film
  • May 11th, 1500

    Chinese and Greek philosophers describe the basic principles of optics and the camera.

    5th-4th Centuries B.C
  • Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.

    Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.
  • Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.

  • First Panorama opens, the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert Barker.

  • Joseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura

    Joseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura
    however, the image required eight hours of light exposure and later faded.
  • Louis Daguerre's first daguerreotype

    Louis Daguerre's first daguerreotype
    the first image that was fixed and did not fade and needed under thirty minutes of light exposure.
  • The first camera was invented

    The first camera was invented
  • First advertisement with a photograph made in Philadelphia.

  • Frederick Scott Archer invented the Collodion process

    Frederick Scott Archer invented the Collodion process
    images required only two or three seconds of light exposure.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer

    Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer
  • Eastman patents Kodak roll-film camera

    Eastman patents Kodak roll-film camera
  • Lumiere hired assistants to make films all over the world

  • In 1895 The Lumiere brothers presented the first motion picture

    In 1895 The Lumiere brothers presented the first motion picture
  • Lumieres sold their camera right to Pathe

  • Louis died at age 84

    Louis died at age 84
  • Sony demonstrates first consumer camcorder

    Sony demonstrates first consumer camcorder