Obsolete Cameras

  • 1500

    Camera Obscura

    Camera Obscura
    The Camera Obscura was invented by Alhazen and was a darkened box with a convex lens or aperture for projecting the image of an external object onto a screen inside. The camera went obsolete around 1659.
  • Panoramic Camera

    Panoramic Camera
    Von Martens invented the Panoramic Camera. It was a still camera that had a moveable lens that horizontally scans a view while exposing a long photographic plate or strip of film.
  • Th Kodak Camera

    Th Kodak Camera
    The Kodak camera was the first successful roll-film camera invented by George Eastman. It was a simple handheld box camera containing a 100-exposure roll of film that used paper negatives. The Kodak cameras filed for bankruptcy and went obsolete in 2012.
  • The Raise Camera

    The Raise Camera
    The Raise Camera was also known as the travel camera was invented to be extremely light in weight with small dimensions and was the first portable camera. The camera went obsolete around 1910-1920.
  • The Leica

    The Leica
    The Leica was the first 35mm candid camera invented by Oscar Barnack. The Leica was fitted with a focal-plane shutter. The model was to be the basis for all subsequent Leica film cameras for the next 30 years. The obsolete date is not specific.
  • Polaroid Camera

    Polaroid Camera
    The first polaroid camera also called the Model 95 was invented by Edwin H. Land. It was the first camera to print out photos within seconds. It contained a roll of positive paper with a pod of developing chemicals at the top of each frame. This camera never really went obsolete, it was developed and they have many new versions of this camera.
  • Jasupin Camera

    Jasupin Camera
    The Konica C35 AF also named Jasupin was launched by the Japanese camera maker. Konica introduces the first point-and-shoot, autofocuses camera. The obsolete date is unclear.
  • Sony Mavica

    Sony Mavica
    The Sony Mavica invented by Akio Morita was a break through camera. It is the world's first digital electronic still camera. The Mavica camera line was later discontinued.
  • Fuji Camera

    Fuji Camera
    The Fuji camera was invented by the company Fujifilm in 1986. The camera was introduced as the disposable camera. The inventers also call this device "single-use cameras". This product has been developed and is still being used by some people today.
  • Canon EOS 5D

    Canon EOS 5D
    The Canon EOS 5D was invented by Canon. It is the first consumer-priced full-frame digital SLR with a 25x36mm CMOS sensor. Canon has decided that they will discontinue the 5D line of cameras.