Who or which company invented the first digital camera?
#92657. Asked by ohlavash. (Feb 21 08 9:58 AM)
Eugene F. Lally of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory published the first description of how to produce still photos in a digital domain using a mosaic photosensor.|
Texas Instruments designed a filmless analog camera in 1972, but it is not known whether it was ever built. The first recorded attempt at building a digital camera was by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak.
In 1991, Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (DCS), aimed at photojournalists.
The first digital cameras for the consumer-level market that worked with a home computer via a serial cable were the Apple QuickTake 100 camera (February 17 , 1994), the Kodak DC40 camera (March 28, 1995), the Casio QV-11 (with LCD monitor, late 1995), and Sony's Cyber-Shot Digital Still Camera (1996).
NOTE: In 1978, Sasson and Lloyd were issued United States Patent 4,131,919 for their digital camera. DALSA founded in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1980 by imaging pioneer Dr. Savvas Chamberlain.
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