Cameras have become a part of our daily life since Sharp introduced the first ever Mobile Phone with an integrated Camera. But the origin of the standalone digital camera dates way back to 1975. Shown below is a working prototype of the digital camera Kodak produced way back in 1975.
Back then, this device was massive and as you can see, it relied on a cassette tape for recording image data. After a photo, the digitized images took as long as 23 seconds to record to tape. This was then played back using a specialized system for instance, the Motorola computer, “EXORciser” as shown in the Image below.
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