The world’s first digital camera

Digital cameras these days are small enough that you can just about take one in your wallet. Virtually all cell phones have a camera built in, and some of them can take pretty good pictures. It wasn’t always that way though!

The first digital camera was introduced by Kodak, all the way back in 1975 – that’s when Gerald Ford was in office. Interestingly, the disposable razor came out that same year.

The first digital camera weighed several pounds, and recorded pictures on to cassette tapes. And get this – you think you have to wait too long for the camera to actually snap your photo now…with this first camera, it took a full 23 seconds to take your picture and record it to tape. This produced only a black and white image, and it could only be displayed on a television.

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