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Camera Obscura

1500

It was the first pinhole camera, and was invented by Alhazen.

Daguerreotype Camera

1839

It was announced by the French Academy of Sciences. One of these inventions is now the world’s most expensive cameras.

Panoramic Camera

1859

It was created by Thomas Sutton.

Stereoscope Viewer

1861

Oliver Wendell Holmes invents the Stereoscope viewer.

Kodak Roll-Film Camera

1888

George Eastman was a pioneer in photographic films usage. He also started manufacturing paper films in 1885. His first Kodak box camera was very simple and very cheap.

Raise Camera

1900

It was a travel camera and it was extremely light weight. It had small dimensions when it was folded, that made the photo camera the most desired thing for landscape photographers.

First mass-marketed Camera

1900

It was called the Brownie and was presented by George Eastmen. It wasn't on sell until the 1960's.

35mm still camera

1913 - 1914

Developed by Oskar Barnack of German Leica Camera. Later it became the standard for all film cameras.

Polaroid camera

1948

could take a picture and print it in about one minute.

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Underwater Camera

1960

EG&G develops extreme depth underwater camera for U.S. Navy.

Konica C35 AF

1978

Konica introduces the first point-and-shoot, autofocus camera Konica C35 AF. It was named “Jasupin”.

Sony Mavica

1981

The world’s first digital electronic still camera. Digital photography and television images are related to the same technology, so this camera recorded images into a mini disk and then put them into a video reader. Images could be displayed to a television monitor or color printer.

Single-use camera

1986

Fuji introduced the disposable camera. The inventors also call this device “single-use cameras”.

digital camera

1991

Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (DCS) which was of a great use for photojournalists. It was a modified Nikon F-3 camera with a 1.3 megapixel sensor.

Phone Camera

2000

In Japane Sharp’s J-SH04 introduced the world’s first camera phone.

Canon EOS 5D

2005

The Canon EOS 5D is launched. This is first consumer-priced full-frame digital SLR with a 24x36mm CMOS sensor.