The Evolutions of Cameras from Time to Time

If you are a camera and photography enthusiast, surely you are in contact with cameras every day. Whether for photographing landscapes, special moments or everyday events. Before that, do you know the definition of the camera itself? According to photography lovers, the camera is a tool used to take or photograph an object and the most popular tool in their photography activities. But, do you know the evolutions of the camera from time to time? If not, you can find out through this article. Let’s get started.

1. Obscura Camera (1015-1021)

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The world’s first camera made by Ibn Al-Haitam is often used by Europeans as a painting tool.

2. Obscura Portable Camera (1685)

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Created by Johann Zahn, this camera is quite practical and small.

3. Daguerrotype Camera (1837)

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This camera is capable of painting without the use of brushes and paints, but rather glass coated with copper and silver plates plus iodine vapor to make it sensitive to light. This camera was made by Louis Daguerre and Nicephore Niepce.

4. The Megascope Camera (1844)

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Just like the Daguerrotype camera, this camera is operated with a copper plate. This camera can take panoramic photos with a lens that can rotate 150 degrees.

5. Negative Film (1885)

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The camera as we know it today was made by George Eastman.

6. Folding Pocket Kodak (1898)

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This type of camera is considered the ancestor of all cameras. The camera is equipped with a modern roll film of 2 inch to 3 inch negative film. This camera is made by Eastman Kodak Co Ltd.

7. Brownie Camera (1900)

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This is the first time that a camera can be purchased at a low price and accessible to photography enthusiasts from all walks of life. The price is 1$ and the film is priced at 15 cents per roll. This camera was made by Frank A. Brownell.

8. UR-Leica Camera (1913)

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This 35 mm prototype camera was made by Oscar Barnack.

9. Leica Camera (1925)

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The camera equipped with a 55mm F/3.5 lens is made by the German company of the same name as Leica. After being marketed, this camera got a pretty good response.

10. Practical Reflex Camera/TRL (1928)

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This camera has two objective lenses with the same focal length and was made by Franke and Heidecke Rolleiflex.

11. Single-Lens Reflex/SLR Camera (1933)

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The emergence of this camera was pioneered by Ihagee Exakta. This camera uses a single-track lens network system to pass the light beam to both places.

12. Canon Hansa Camera (1936)

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This camera is the first commercial camera made by Canon with a 50 mm F/3.5 Nikkor lens.

13. Kodacolor (1942)

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This was the world’s first color negative film intended for paper printing and was produced by George Eastman.

14. Polaroid Camera (1948)

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Edwin H. Land made the world’s first instant camera. Polaroid cameras are cameras that can immediately produce results or can be printed directly when the camera is used.

15. Hasselblad-1600 F Camera (1948)

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The world’s first 6 x 6 medium format camera was created by Victor Hasselblad.

16. Asahiflex Camera (1952)

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This was the first Japanese SLR camera to use 35 mm film. The camera is produced by Asahi Optical Corporation.

17. Afga Optima Camera (1959)

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This camera was pioneered by Afga and is the world’s first Auto Exposure camera.

18. Nikon F Camera (1959)

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This camera is one of the most advanced cameras of its time and the first SLR camera from Nikon. Nikon F is very successful and shows the superiority of SLR from camera manufacturers Japan.

19. Calypso Camera (1959)

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This camera is the first Underwater Compact camera in the world.

20. Digital Camera (1975)

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This is the world’s first digital camera by Kodak engineer Steve Sasson. At that time, the process of producing a photo took 23 seconds to complete.

21. Canon AE-1 Camera (1976)

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This camera is the first SLR camera in the world that is equipped with a CPU (Central Processing Unit) Microprocessor. The camera was produced by Canon Camera KK (now Canon Incorporated).

22. Nikon F3 Big Camera (1980)

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This is the world’s first camera used for space expeditions. By NASA, this camera is equipped with 250 rolls of film.

23. Kodak DCS-100 (1991)

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This camera is a professional SLR DCS (Digital Camera System) with a Nikon F3 body. The Kodak DCS-100 is aimed at the professional market and is the first in a long line of digital camera system models.

24. Camera Casio QV-10 (1995)

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This is the first camera to be marketed with an LCD screen behind it. This digital point and shoot camera was released by Casio.

25. Fujix-Nikon E2 Camera (1995)

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Despite the small size of the camera, the additional optical system made it more immersive than today’s DSLRs. The Fujix-Nikon E2 camera is the world’s first conventional digital SLR camera.

26. Nikon Pronea, Canon EOS IX, and Minolta Vectis Cameras (1996)

Nikon Pronea, Canon EOS IX, Minolta Vectis

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The applications of these cameras use the Advanced Photo System (APS) and are superior among all SLRs .

27. Camera Sharp J-SH04 (2000)

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The world’s first camera phone with a resolution of 0.1 megapixels. Mobile phones made by Sharp Corporation and released by J-Phone (Softbank Mobile Phones).

28. Contax N Digital Camera (2002)

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The world’s first Full-Frame DSLR camera. This 6 megapixel digital SLR camera is manufactured by Contax in Japan.

29. Camera R-D1 (2004)

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Made by Epson, this camera is a rangefinder camera the world’s first digital camera and the world’s first digital surveillance camera.

30. Gopro Hero 35 MM (2005)

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This is a mini camera that was first marketed for only $20.

31. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 (2005)

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This camera is the world’s first mirrorless camera. This camera is similar to a larger four-thirds format DSLR camera.

32. Nikon Coolpix P1 (2005)

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This camera is the first camera in the world to be equipped with WiFi and has many variants produced by Nikon.

33. Sony Cyber-Shoot DSC-RX 1 Camera (2012)

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The world’s first full-frame compact digital camera features a larger, brighter lens and an OLED viewfinder.

34. Sony Alpha 7 (2013)

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This camera is the world’s first full-frame mirrorless camera with a beautiful form and powerful function.

35. Camera Nokia Lumia 1020 (2013)

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This phone is the successor of the Nokia 808 Pure View with a resolution of 41 megapixels.

36. Nikon 1 AW 1 (2013) Camera

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This is the world’s first waterproof, rugged, and high-speed mirrorless underwater camera. The camera is water resistance of 15 meters (49 ft), shock resistance from 2 meters (6.6 ft), and frost resistance up to 10oC (14oF).

37. Hasselblad H5D-50C (2015)

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This camera is the world’s first medium format camera with a CMOS sensor.

 

Now cameras of various forms have been produced. Thus the evolutions of the camera from time to time. Hopefully the history of this camera is useful and increasing your knowledge in the field of photography.


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