Cameras 1816-1900

  • The first camera

    The first camera
    The first camera was invented in 1816 by Louis Le Prince.
  • Fixing images taken by the camera

    Fixing images taken by the camera
    Near the 1820s, Nicéphore Niépce first managed to fix an image that was captured with a camera, but required over several days of exposure in the camera were required and the earliest results were very crude.
  • Advancement in picture quality

    Advancement in picture quality
    Near the 1830s, Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce became the first to produce an image that didn't fade immediately. To do this, Niépce used a portable camera obscura to expose a pewter plate coated with bitumen.
  • Advancement in camera quality

    Advancement in camera quality
    The Voigtländer Daguerreotype camera was introduced by Peter Wilhelm Friedrich Voigtländer in 1840. It is historically important for its introduction of the fast f:3.7 Petzval lens. It was 15 times faster than the lenses Daguerre used in his constructions.
  • Cameras in 1850

    Cameras in 1850
    There wasn't much improvement in the 1850s, but there's a lot of room for it. Cameras became more and more portable.
  • Cameras in 1860

    Cameras in 1860
    Nothing much happened in 1860-1869, but the cameras became more mobile and lighter.
  • Camera type changes in 1870

    Camera type changes in 1870
    Le Phoebus 1870 The "Le Phoebus" camera was typical, it was built of mahogany wood with a brass-mounted lens in a rack-and-pinion focuser to adjust the projected image sharply onto a ground glass at the back. Most cameras like this used glass plates.
  • Camera improvements in 1880

    Camera improvements in 1880
    Over the time of the past few decades, cameras have gotten smaller and have increased picture quality