Evolution & Decline of Digital Cameras 1971 – 2020

The Evolution & Decline of Digital Cameras from 1971 to 2020. #digitalcameras #history #evolution

Although the first digital photo was created in 1957, the first portable digital camera was not on the market until 1989. In this video we will take a look at the evolution and decline of digital cameras from the start until today.

1971 First Digital Camera
2D Silicon Vidicon Astronomical Photometer

1973 Fairchild MV-100
First commercial camera with a CCD sensor

1975 Cromemco Cyclops
First Solid State Digital Camera

1975 Kodak Prototype
First prototype of a portable digital camera.

1981 Sony Mavica
First filmless still video camera

1986 MegaVision Tessera
First digital photography system for photo studios.

1987 Videk Megaplus
The Megaplus introduced Kodak’s megapixel CCD sensor

1988 Fuji DS-1P
First portable fully digital camera

1989 Fuji DS-X / Toshiba IMC-100
First portable fully digital consumer camera

1990 Dycam Model 1 / Logitech Fotoman
First digital camera sold in the US

1991 Kodak DCS 100
First Digital SLR camera

1994 Apple QuickTake 100
First affordable color digital camera under $1000

1994 Olympus Deltis VC-1100
Introduced direct transmission of images over phone line

1995 Casio QV-10
First digital camera with integrated display

1997 Sony Mavica MVC-FD5 / MVC-FD7
Used Sony’s 3.5 inch floppy disk tech to save photos

1999 Kyocera VP-210
First cell phone with a built-in camera

1999 Nikon D1
First unibody DSLR, halving prices of DSLRs

2000 Sony MVC-CD1000
First camera to use 3-inch CD-R discs

2002 Casio Exilim EX-S1 / EX-M1
Integrated optics and sensor into a single tiny module

2003 Dakota Single-Use Camera
First single-use digital cameras to get hacked

2005 Kodak EasyShare One
First Wi-Fi enabled camera with sharing features

2006 Digital Hero
First digital GoPro after film version
Latest version: https://amzn.to/3lHEAWV

2007 Apple iPhone
Simple camera interface for managing and sharing photos
Latest version: https://amzn.to/32TMkxT

2009 Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D
First consumer 3D digital camera
Latest version: https://amzn.to/2IKKNmG

2010 Digital Camera Sales Peaked

2011 Polaroid Z340
Digital version of Polaroid using Zink technology
Latest version: https://amzn.to/2UCcP6p

2012 Lytro Light Field
Introduced Consumer Light Field Photography

2013 Ricoh Theta 360
First handheld 360 digital camera
Latest version: https://amzn.to/3kGNrHo

2015 DxO One
External iPhone camera

2017 Light L16
Pocket-sized high quality camera with 16 lenses

2018 Insta360 Pro 2
First 8K 360 3D VR camera

2020 Canon EOS R5
First affordable prosumer 8K camera

2020 Vecnos IQUI
Smallest 360 digital camera

Video clips used are courtesy of Kodak, Canon, Apple, Casio, Nikon, Kyocera, Fuji, Ricoh, Insta360 and Vecnos.


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  2. 數據膠囊 on April 3, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I like use old thing

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  4. Mark on April 3, 2021 at 9:11 pm

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  7. Jason The Kid Network Studios on April 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

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  8. Grimmer2006 on April 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    In the video they say the 1989 camera is the first megapixel camera,
    but MegaVision Tessera from 1986 has 4 mpix?? And its even mentioned before the Megaplus in the video?!?!

  9. Giovanni Sardisco on April 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Ok, but you can make a video with coronavirus data?

  10. Mr. Variant on April 3, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    lol damn smartphone be taking so many jobs. Do admit it’s interesting to see differences with newest models, and for super sharp digital cameras can still have a use.

  11. AISHOW FAN on April 3, 2021 at 9:22 pm


  12. Fun And Learning on April 3, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    After a long time

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  14. LucianoTheWindowsFan on April 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    0:46 I live in Chile!

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    Wow you finally uploaded

  16. Glenn 9K on April 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Wow, this was so much more interesting than I thought. Well done man!

  17. Darius Suditu on April 3, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Why Word the cameras be in decline?

  18. Cosmin Andrei Matei on April 3, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    A Sony DSC-S2000 from 2010

  19. Manan Kapoor on April 3, 2021 at 9:35 pm


  20. bro pro gaming on April 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Make best selling consoles but not brands plz

  21. Anand kumar on April 3, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Hi this video is true

  22. Data Nerds on April 3, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    *Dycam model 1, could easily be mistaken for a phone*

  23. Oreo on April 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    where did you go :/ we miss you

  24. Yagito Cömerto on April 3, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Bruh my neighbours dogs name is gizmo lol

  25. Aquamarines on April 3, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    3:46 Damn, this camera has better quality than my Chromebook Gemini lake XD

  26. Grimmer2006 on April 3, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Here they say the Kodac is the first digital DSLR, and its from 1991.
    But Nikon released a digital DSLR in 1988, QV-1000 was its name, or something like that.

  27. Carol Jean Scott on April 3, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I do not have a smart phone and even if I did, I would still buy a real camera. A smart phone does not have a self timer nor can you mount a cell phone to a tripod. I am not sorry I bought a camera in 2019 because I think my photos are superior to those taken by a cell phone.

  28. Barb Rose on April 3, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Please make "the most used pfp on youtube"

  29. Grimmer2006 on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    There is alot of info errors in this video, ranging from dates, years, to resolutions and specs, some products not even in the video that should have been there.
    But interesting and fun video anyway 🙂

  30. TheTrashCanKing on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    the parts without music is really awkward just have music play throughout the whole video

  31. Captain Gizmo on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Youtube told me that data videos are now considered spam so I’m staying away from them for now, so I don’t get demonetized.

  32. Polus Petrovich on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    He bacc

  33. Brandon Reina on April 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I should literally purchase an Apple QuickTake 150 digital camera off of eBay and use it as official school projects

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    I ve got an action camera an instalații and jvc camera

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  37. William Sudbrink on April 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    At 2:07, that’s my Cyclops camera and Altair (and my hand for that matter). If you are interested in more information, My web site with schematics, parts lists and more is http://wsudbrink.dyndns.org:8080/cyclops/index.html

  38. JUNIOR SOCAL on April 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    The owner of this channel is working hard to provide us best content please like this video

  39. Mobile Legends on April 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    No music plz. The evolution of TV was so smooth. Plz make more like it.

  40. universal network on April 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    iPhone is not a camera

  41. Berryson41 on April 3, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    i love Flip Ultra HD

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