The story of the first 4-pound digital camera introduced in 1975

This camera, which is the ancestor of digital cameras, first appeared on the scene in 1975. His load was 4 kilos and he was recording the photos on tape. Here is the story of the first 4-pound digital camera…

For a period, we were all walking around with a small digital camera everywhere we went. Then came the camera phones and digital cameras too. Over time, mobile phones have also become capable of taking the best quality digital photo.

But do you know that the first steps that brought digital photography technology to this day are “too heavy”? The first digital camera developed by Kodak in 1975, with its 4-pound payload and dimensions, hardly resembles today’s ultra-portable megapixel monsters.

Known as the inventor of digital cameras Steve Sasson After a few years of work, in 1975 he introduced the first digital camera, which he called “semi-portable”. This camera could take black and white photos and save them in an easy tape. In other words, at the beginning of the history of digital photography, neither color photographs nor memory cards / internal memories were mentioned. Of course, the time taken to take a photograph and record this photograph on a tape was not in a split second, as it is today. This entire process could be completed in a total of 23 seconds.

But what had to be done to see the photograph recorded on the tape? A rather bulky-looking computer connected to the TV was used for this job. The tape was inserted into this computer, and the photo could be seen on the TV screen.

16 large nickel-cadmium batteriesKodak, who received the patent for this nostalgic digital camera working with the camera, owes the point it has reached in the digital photography world over the years to this “big” invention of Steve Sasson.