World's 1st camera

  • It all started back in time of camera obscura - a device that used lens or pinhole to project images upside down on viewing surfaces by ancient Greeks & Chinese
  • In year 1544, this camera was used by Reiners Gemma Frisius, a mathematician for observing a solar eclipse followed by Giovanni Batista della Porta.
  • You will be amazed to know that there was a time where we did not have a method to preserve the images produced by the cameras.
  • All one could do to preserve these picture s was tracing them with hand.
  • The transition from room sized camera to a portable camera was envisaged in 1685 by Johann Zahn.
  • The first camera was invented by Alexander Wolcott. His camera design was patented on 8 may, 1840.
  • With the invention of Alexander Wolcott it was possible to click candid pictures that did not fade away with time.

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