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Evolution of the Camera

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  • Camera Obscura

    Camera Obscura
    Although the camera obscura had been experiemented with for years, it wasn't until 1826 that the first permanent photo was made by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce with oil-coated plates. The camera obscura consisted of a box with a hole in one side. The light passing through the small hole in a darkened bounces off a surface inside and reproduced on a wall opposite. Source: Lecture,
  • Daguerreotype Camera

    Daguerreotype Camera
    The daguerreotype was developed in 1839 by Louis Daugerre and produced highly detailed permanent photographs on silver-plated sheets of copper. It was a driving force behind
    the development of photography. Soon the Daguerreotype would be used all over the world. Source: From lecture
  • First Panoramic Camera - The Megaskop

    First Panoramic Camera - The Megaskop
    The Megaskop was the first camera able to take a panoramic image. It was able to rotate from 110 to 360 degrees using a handle and gears. New technology was quickly developed after the advent of the wet-plate collodion process. Source:
  • The Kodak Roll-Film Camera

    The Kodak Roll-Film Camera
    The first George Eastman camera, the Kodak revolutionized the photography industry by giving the power of photography to the masses. It made photography more affordable and also encouraged new photographers to capture images of friends, family, and everyday events. Source: From lecture
  • Kodak Brownie

    Kodak Brownie
    The Brownie was introduced to the photo market in 1900 for only $1. It used its inexpensive price to attract children to photography and encourage them to become lifelong customers. The Brownie was a significant force in the “democratization of vision”, giving nearly everyone the ability to capture life as it is. Source: From lecture
  • Speed Graphic

    Speed Graphic
    The Speed Graphic camera, produced by Graflex, is often referred to as the most famous press camera. It was lighter, faster, more rugged, and more handheld than previous press cameras. Despite this, it was still not able to freeze action and was replaced by the 35 mm Leica by the 1960s. Source: From lecture
  • Leica

    Oskar Barnack of the Leitz Company began developing the first 35 mm camera in 1913, around the time of the Speed Graphic, but was not able to put it on the market until 1925. Originally popular in Europe, it became popular in the United States in the 1960s and made spontaneous photography possible, helping launch modern magazine photojournalism. Source: Lecture
  • First Instant-Film Camera - Polaroid Model 95

    First Instant-Film Camera - Polaroid Model 95
    Edwin Land distributed the world’s first instant-film camera, using a patented chemical process to produce finished prints from negatives in under a minute. It gained its name from the $95 suggested selling price and revolutionized the photographic printing process. The Instant-Film Camera was important in the development of modern cameras. Source:
  • First Point and Shoot, Autofocus Camera - Konica C35 AF

    First Point and Shoot, Autofocus Camera - Konica C35 AF
    The Konica C35 AF was launched by the Japanese camera maker in 1977, and became iconic for being the world’s first mass-produced camera with autofocus, some calling it the “Fool Shoot Camera.” Source:
  • First Digital Electronic Still Camera

    First Digital Electronic Still Camera
    The Sony MAVICA (Magnetic Video Camera) recorded images on the old school discs developed by Sony which were only 1.7” . For the first time, this camera took away the need for purchasing and developing film. The user would only need to insert a new disc. A microchip was behind the camera’s viewing reflex mirror and in front of the disc which converted the light into an electronic signal.The signal was then recorded as an image onto the disc. Source:
  • First Disposable Camera - Fujicolor QuickSnap

    First Disposable Camera - Fujicolor QuickSnap
    The Fujicolor QuickSnap was a simple box camera sold with a roll of film, and was meant to be used once. There was no viewfinder, just an empty hole to look through. Some have a flash, and others have underwater qualities. It gained immediate success in the market due to its simple functionality. Source:
  • First Camera Phone

    First Camera Phone
    The first cell phone with a built-in camera was developed by Samsung and released in South Korea. It featured a 0.35 megapixel resolution and required to link the phone to their computers in order to view and retrieve the photos. It was followed by Sharp’s J-SH04 in November of the same year, which featured a 0.11 megapixel camera and allowed for digital viewing and sending.