Development Of Cameras And Film

  • Feb 4, 1400

    Camera Obscura

    Was used in ancient times to project images before photographic printing processes were invented. Leonardo Da Vinci first described it in the 15 Century as a black box with a pin hole & glass on the opposite side.
  • First photo

    In 1826 a Frenchman named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce produced the first photograph with a camera obscura; titled "View from the Window at Le Gras." the exposure took 8 hours.
  • Folding Camera

    These folding cameras were more portable and printed images on silver plated copper sheets called daguerreotypes.
  • Single lens reflex (SLR)

    Created by Thomas Sutton this SLR incorporated internal mirrors
  • Twin lens reflex

    These cameras featured SLR-style mirrors with two lenses.
  • Fisrt Kodak Camera

    this camera was the simplesty and lightest to date. It was sold for $25, with the slogan "You press the button, we do the rest."
  • Brownie Camera

    The popular Kodak camera, debuted for a small price of $1
  • The UR-Leica

    Invented by Oskar Barnack, which was one of the early camera's to use 35mm film.
  • The Leica A

    This camera wuickly gained popularity thanks to is portability and great lense quality.
  • The first Polaroid Camera

    Polaroid camera users enjoyed quick development of photos, taking just 60 seconds.
  • Kodak Instamatic

    This was the first fully automatic mass-produced camera.
  • Professional & autofocus 35mm SLR's & simple point and shoot cameras

  • Sony's Mavica

    This became the first electronic camera to be avaliable to the public. This instead of film used a mini-disk to record the images.
  • First Disposable Camera

    Created in Fiji, called the quicksnap
  • First truly digital camera

    released by Kodak, this was aimed at photojournalists.
  • Apple Quick Take 100

    The first mass marketed digital camera.