Digital camera is almost 30 years old

Posted on Sunday, Sep 11 2005 @ 21:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Its hard to believe but the digital camera is almost 30 years old! Back in December 1975 a man called Steven Sasson had developed a 8-pound toaster-sized device that could capture a 0.01 megapixel black-and-white image on a digital casette.
When anyone asked, the Eastman Kodak Co. engineer ventured that it would become a commercial reality in 15 to 20 years.

It would be a quarter century, though, before Kodak began to capitalize on Sasson's breakthrough: the first digital camera.
Read on at MSNBC


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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