Thursday, September 20, 2007
Inventor of the Digital Camera Voted into the 2007 CE Hall of Fame
Following right on the news of Hasselblad's new offering, I thought it would be intersting to see the specs on the first digital camera. In this photo, Kodak engineer, Steve J. Sasson, holds a camera he constructed. It is the world's first known still image digital camera. The camera used the newly developed Fairchild black and white 100 X 100 Pixel (.01 megapixel) CCD as an image sensor and required 23 seconds to record a single image onto digital cassette tape. The camera weighed 8 1/2 pounds. Mr. Sasson was just inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. We've come a long way baby!