Digital Photography Hailey K. Period 8

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  • First Digital Image

    First Digital Image
    The first digital photo was created in 1957 when Russell Kirsch made a 176×176 pixel digital image by scanning a photograph of his three-month-old son. The low resolution was due to the fact that the computer they used wasn’t capable of storing more information.
  • First Known Digital Camera

    First Known Digital Camera
    The first digital camera was built in 1975 by Steven Sasson, who was an engineer at Eastman Kodak. However, the camera was not very practical. The camera recorded black and white images to a cassette tape had a resolution of just 0.01 megapixels and took about 23 seconds to capture an image. The first ‘true’ digital camera was the Fuji DS-1P, produced in 1988. However, it was never released in America, and was there is no evidence that it was ever released in Japan.
  • First Commercial Electronic Camera

    First Commercial Electronic Camera
    In August 1981, Sony released the Sony Mavica electronic still camera, the first commercial electronic camera. Images were recorded onto a mini disc and then put into a video reader that was connected to a television monitor or color printer.
  • Digital Video

    Digital Video
    Digital video was first introduced commercially in 1986 with the Sony D1 format, which recorded an uncompressed standard definition component video signal in digital form. In addition to uncompressed formats, popular compressed digital video formats today include H.264 and MPEG-4.
  • The First Camera Phone Photo is Shared

    The First Camera Phone Photo is Shared
    In 1997, inventor Philippe Kahn shared the first-ever image taken by a camera phone. An experimental prototype, Kahn sent an image of his newborn child via cellular radio to more than 2000 friends and family members. This was the spark that started it all - soon afterward, Nokia, Sharp, and Sony Ericsson would all launch camera phones.