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Stefan's Blog - World’s First Digital Camera

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World’s First Digital Camera 
In December 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson invented something that would, decades later, revolutionize photography: the world’s first digital camera. It was the size of a toaster, and captured black and white images at a resolution of 100×100 - or 0.01 megapixels in today’s marketing terminology. The images were stored on cassette tape (!), taking 23 seconds to write. The camera uses an ADC from Motorola, a bog-standard (for the 1970s) lens from a Kodak movie camera, and a CCD chip from Fairchild Semiconductor - the same technology that digital cameras still use today. To playback the images, a special computer and tape reader setup (pictured below) was built, outputting the grainy images on a standard TV. It took a further 23 seconds to read each image from tape.

22 years later the development has gone so far they were commersially available. I met this American friend whom had - at the time - one of these still exulsive gadgets. The camera stored the pictures on a 1.44" diskette, image the size of the camera to hold the diskett. The resulting pictures were not bad (second picture below), with a 640x480 resolution which was about what a regular computer monitors managed at the time.






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