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100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The camera

The camera

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

The camera

A close-up image of one of the cameras used at the Photo department at the National Museum of Science and Technology. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

The camera

William Henry Fox Talbot was a photography pioneer and took this photo in 1843. From the collections of National Museum of Science and Technology. Photo: William Henry Fox Talbot.

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Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

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The camera

When photography was invented the person who was being photographed had to sit still for 20 minutes so that the picture was not blurred. A photograph emerges when a camera lens produces an image on light sensitive film.

Commercial photography was born in 1839 when Louis Jacques Mandè Daguerre managed to produce a photograph on a highly polished silver-coated plate. When George Eastman created the Kodak camera in 1888 with a roll of film which was sent off for developing, suddenly anyone could take a photograph.

When the first digital camera arrived in 1990 digital technology was so good that it completely replaced analogue. In a digital camera the picture is exposed on an image sensor and stored in an electronic memory.

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