Eastman Kodak engineer, Steven Sasson, invented the digital camera in 1975. Within 25 years the technology would overtake analog film materials and dominate the photographic industry and practice. This video below, presented by George Eastman House, features a timeline of digital camera technology starting with Steven Sasson’s first completely digital camera prototype and takes us all the way to the smart phones of today.
The first commercially successful digital camera, the EOS-D30, was introduced by Canon in 2000. Has digital photography finally replaced the film camera for good? Find out.