history of digital cameras

  • invention of the first digitalcamera

    invention of the first digitalcamera
    Steven Sasson invented the first digital camera in 1975. It weighed 8 pounds (3.6 kg) and had only 0.01 megapixels. The image was recorded onto a cassette tape and this process took 23 seconds. His camera took images in black and white [2]
  • robert baker

    robert baker
    First Panorama opens, the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert Barker.
  • joseph niepce

    Joseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura - however, the image required eight hours of light exposure and later faded
  • older cameras

    older cameras
    1816 - Nicephore Niepce makes a crude wood camera fitted with a microscope lens.
  • william henry

    william henry
    William Henry Talbot patents the Calotype process - the first negative-positive process making possible the first multiple copies.
  • george eastman

    george eastman
    George Eastman invents flexible, paper-based photographic film.
    Eastman patents Kodak roll-film camera.
  • better technology

    better technology
    While many companies were trying to create better technology for their cameras, a new type of camera jetted onto the scene in 1962. The Polaroid was an instant camera that attracted many consumers because of its instant gratification capabilities. People could take a picture with the Polaroid camera and have their photo in a matter of minutes. Even though it was more expensive than the other cameras of the time, it was still one of the biggest selling models because people enjoyed having their
  • pixar

    Pixar introduces digital imaging processor.
  • better cahnges to come

    better cahnges to come
    The Canon RC-250 Xapshot is the first analog electronic camera marketed to consumers in 1988.
  • now in our days

    now in our days
    Today, you can get a decent digital camera for less than $500 with many different features and options.
    Cameras have helped to reshape our history because we can actually see photographs of things that have happened. We can get a better idea of events through still pictures and videos, too. The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is not very far off from the way that cameras have helped to revolutionize the way we see our world and our surroundings.