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Major Camera Events in History 1960 - 1980
31 Oct 2017
1954 Eastman Kodak introduces high-speed Tri-X film.
1961 First “film-less” digital camera concept is credited to Eugene F. Lally.
1957 First self-contained amphibious underwater camera, the Calypso-Phot, built by Jean de Wouters for Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
1950 EG&G develops extreme depth underwater camera for U.S. Navy.
1960 First digital camera signals used in cameras over analog by NASA.
1963 Polaroid comes out with the first colored film.
1973 Fairchild Semiconductor releases the first large image forming CCD chip: 100 rows and 100 columns of pixels.
1975 The first digital camera is developed by Steven J. Sasson.
1975 Bryce Bayer of Kodak develops the Bayer filter mosaic pattern for CCD color image sensors.
1978 Konica introduces the first point-and-shoot, autofocus camera Konica C35 AF. It was named “Jasupin”.
1980 The first consumer camcorder is released. Sony put out the first consumer camcorder, allowing people to record their memories in real time.
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