First Digital Camera

In 1975 the very first digital camera was invented. it was created by Steve Sasson who was an engineer at Eastman Kodak. The camera had 0.01 megapixels and weighed 8 pounds it was also the size of a toaster. The image taken would be recorded on a cassette and it would take 23 seconds to do so. The camera only took photos in black and white and in order to look back at images data would be read by tape and shown on a television screen.

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How It's Made

First they found a lens from a super 8 movie camera. Next they shoe horned in a portable digital cassette instrumentation recorder. They powered it with 16 nickel cadmium batteries. They had a new type of CCD imaging area array, a converter implementation stolen from a digital voltmeter application. They also added dozens on digital and analog circuits all wired together on about half a dozen circuit boards. That's the materials they used to make the worlds first digital camera.

Why It's significant

The first ever digital camera is significant because it was the first of many new ground breaking cameras such as Go Pros that can be thrown off buildings and survive, cameras that shoot in 360 degrees, and even cameras that take photos in a higher quality than you human eye. This camera opened doors to a whole new level of photography. now a days almost every single cell phone has a digital camera on it.

360 Camera

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