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Unformatted text preview: James Lenihan Jamie Lin Nicole Poby Introduction of Camera Market The art of photography, the recording of images onto light sensitive material, began and progressed significantly throughout the 1800’s. During this time, the development of box cameras and cheap, flexible film allowed cameras to permeate into general society and households worldwide. Refinements to box camera and film designs continued throughout the 1900’s, with color, high-speed film becoming a norm in the camera markets. Development of Technology The development of the digital camera revolutionalized the process of photography. Digital cameras display images on a screen immediately after being recorded, store images, record videos, and perform numerous other tasks. In 1972, Texas Instruments created an electronic camera that didn’t require film. (Haslego) In 1975, a Kodak engineer names Steven Sasson put together some Motorola and Kodak camera components which created the first true digital camera. It was about the size of a toaster. It took until the mid-1980s, however, for Kodak to realize this device’s full potential. (Pretty) Once it took this development seriously, Kodak became a major player in the digital industry and is accredited with the invention of today’s digital camera. To increase the quantity of pictures that could be stored on the camera, Kodak created the memory card to increase storage and easily transfer data to computers, etc. (Wikipedia) A Photo CD was also introduced. In 1994, Apple released a commercial digital camera to consumers for under $1,000. (Pretty) Since this time, the digital camera has become smaller and more affordable for consumers for under $1,000....
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course ECE 317 taught by Professor Peck,t during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
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