Digital camera is almost 30 years old

Posted on Sunday, September 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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