Digital Breakthrough in the 1990s
Digital cameras were in a stage of production over time that stemmed from the development of regular black & white cameras. Cameras were a definite must for us to record memories, pictures, digital images and personalized things about ourselves and others to remember. The development of cameras lead to more changes in the way we perceive the world and how we choose to communicate with others.
The first development of digital cameras were mainly military or for scientific uses, eventually medical and news applications began to incorporate the idea of cameras which resulted in more definitive purposes for the use of a camera which may to be save people’s lives down to visually portraying information or even to sway people’s opinions through modern day’s usage of social media or in this case, our smartphones.
The history of the digital camera first began with Eugene F. Lally who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His initial idea to take pictures of the planets and stars stemmed back to the 1960s is what generated an engineer named Steven Sasson (click here for more details)who officially invented and built the first electronic camera using a charge-coupled device image in 1975. As time passed, the development of this resulted in the mid-to-late 1990s having digital cameras amongst consumers and by the mid-2000s, digital cameras had largely replaced film cameras, and most of all the smartphones we have today now have a integrated digital camera.
This invention became successful because it allowed future researchers to find other ways to develop the use of a camera for other purposes such as medical imaging, to use face recognition technology, to scanning, producement of images, and this led to more innovative programs that stemmed from this such as Photoshop. Further development of the camera has lead to more HD photos, more layering effects, better pixels, more “truer” colors, and etc.
People now on a regular basis, use cameras to document every aspect of their lives and having the ability to record such allows us to retain information or even communicate as the saying goes “a picture is worth a 1000 words”.
Without this invention, the world itself would lose touch with each other. No one would be able to share anything visual, and we would probably not have the things we do today as a result of cameras.