Camera History

Main

The Invention of the Camera Obscura Otherwise known as the "Pinhole Camera"

1000 AD

Invented by Alhazen Ibn-Al-Haytham a who was able to explain why the picture was upside down.

Issac Newton discovers light is made out of diffferent colours.

1664 - 1666

Achieving first photograph

1814

Joseph Niepce invents fist photographic image but needed 8 hours of exposure and later faded

Daguerreotypes

1837

Louise Daguerre invents the first fixed image that did not fade and only required 30 min. of exposure.

Panoramic

1859

The Sutton Panoramic camera was patented

Gelatin dry

1871

Richard Leach Maddox invents the gelatin dry plate silver bromide process, negatives dont need to be developed immediately.

Flexible Film

1884

George Eastman invent flexible paper based film for cameras.

Mass Market Camera

1900

The Brownie bacomes the first mass marketed camera.

35mm

1913 - 1914

The first ever 35 mm camera is developed

Chester Carlson

1942

Chester Carlson gets the patent for the first electric photography

Colour film

1963

Polaroid introduces first colour film

Moon Picture

1968

First picture of the earth from the moon

Camcorder

1987

sony invents the first consumer camera

Eastman Kodak

1990

Announces photo cd as a digital image storage medium

camera phone

2000

Japan introduces the first camera phone.

No more cameras

2004

Kodak stops production of film cameras

New Camera

2005

Canon EOS 5D, first consumer-priced full-frame digital SLR, with a 24x36mm CMOS sensor for $3000;