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In the 11th century Arab physicist Ibn al-Haytham Alhazen 's wrote very influential books about optics, including experiments with light through a small opening in a darkened room.

The use of a lens in the opening of a wall or closed window shutter of a darkened room to project images used as a drawing aid has been traced back to circa Since the late 17th century portable camera obscura devices in tents and boxes were used as a drawing aid.

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Further information: Camera obscura Before the invention of photographic processes there was no way to preserve the images produced by these cameras apart from manually tracing them. The earliest cameras were room-sized, with space for one or more people inside; these gradually evolved into more and more compact models. The first camera that was small and portable enough to be practical for photography was envisioned by Johann Zahn in , though it would be almost years before such an application was possible.

The unhardened bitumen was then dissolved away. One of those photographs has survived. After exposure in the camera, the image was developed by mercury vapor and fixed with a strong solution of ordinary salt sodium chloride. Henry Fox Talbot perfected a different process, the calotype , in As commercialized, both processes used very simple cameras consisting of two nested boxes.

The rear box had a removable ground glass screen and could slide in and out to adjust the focus. After focusing, the ground glass was replaced with a light-tight holder containing the sensitized plate or paper and the lens was capped. Then the photographer opened the front cover of the holder, uncapped the lens, and counted off as many minutes as the lighting conditions seemed to require before replacing the cap and closing the holder. Despite this mechanical simplicity, high-quality achromatic lenses were standard.

The discovery that heat-ripening a gelatin emulsion greatly increased its sensitivity finally made so-called "instantaneous" snapshot exposures practical.

For the first time, a tripod or other support was no longer an absolute necessity. With daylight and a fast plate or film, a small camera could be hand-held while taking the picture. The ranks of amateur photographers swelled and informal "candid" portraits became popular. There was a proliferation of camera designs, from single- and twin-lens reflexes to large and bulky field cameras, simple box cameras , and even "detective cameras" disguised as pocket watches, hats, or other objects.

The short exposure times that made candid photography possible also necessitated another innovation, the mechanical shutter. The very first shutters were separate accessories, though built-in shutters were common by the end of the 19th century.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman , who started manufacturing paper film in before switching to celluloid in — His first camera, which he called the " Kodak ", was first offered for sale in It was a very simple box camera with a fixed-focus lens and single shutter speed, which along with its relatively low price appealed to the average consumer.

The Kodak came pre-loaded with enough film for exposures and needed to be sent back to the factory for processing and reloading when the roll was finished. By the end of the 19th century Eastman had expanded his lineup to several models including both box and folding cameras.

In , Eastman took mass-market photography one step further with the Brownie , a simple and very inexpensive box camera that introduced the concept of the snapshot. The Brownie was extremely popular and various models remained on sale until the s. Film also allowed the movie camera to develop from an expensive toy to a practical commercial tool.

Despite the advances in low-cost photography made possible by Eastman, plate cameras still offered higher-quality prints and remained popular well into the 20th century.

To compete with rollfilm cameras, which offered a larger number of exposures per loading, many inexpensive plate cameras from this era were equipped with magazines to hold several plates at once. Special backs for plate cameras allowing them to use film packs or rollfilm were also available, as were backs that enabled rollfilm cameras to use plates.

Except for a few special types such as Schmidt cameras , most professional astrographs continued to use plates until the end of the 20th century when electronic photography replaced them. Leitz test-marketed the design between and , receiving enough positive feedback that the camera was put into production as the Leica I for Leitz camera in The Leica's immediate popularity spawned a number of competitors, most notably the Contax introduced in , and cemented the position of 35 mm as the format of choice for high-end compact cameras.

This changed in with the introduction of the inexpensive Argus A and to an even greater extent in with the arrival of the immensely popular Argus C3. Japanese cameras would begin to become popular in the West after Korean War veterans and soldiers stationed in Japan brought them back to the United States and elsewhere. Though both single- and twin-lens reflex cameras had been available for decades, they were too bulky to achieve much popularity.

The Rolleiflex, however, was sufficiently compact to achieve widespread popularity and the medium-format TLR design became popular for both high- and low-end cameras. The first major post-war SLR innovation was the eye-level viewfinder, which first appeared on the Hungarian Duflex in and was refined in with the Contax S, the first camera to use a pentaprism.

Prior to this, all SLRs were equipped with waist-level focusing screens. The Duflex was also the first SLR with an instant-return mirror, which prevented the viewfinder from being blacked out after each exposure. This same time period also saw the introduction of the Hasselblad F, which set the standard for medium format SLRs for decades. Nikon's entry, the Nikon F , had a full line of interchangeable components and accessories and is generally regarded as the first Japanese system camera.

It was the F, along with the earlier S series of rangefinder cameras, that helped establish Nikon's reputation as a maker of professional-quality equipment. Instant cameras Polaroid Model J66, While conventional cameras were becoming more refined and sophisticated, an entirely new type of camera appeared on the market in This was the Polaroid Model 95, the world's first viable instant-picture camera.

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Known as a Land Camera after its inventor, Edwin Land , the Model 95 used a patented chemical process to produce finished positive prints from the exposed negatives in under a minute. The Land Camera caught on despite its relatively high price and the Polaroid lineup had expanded to dozens of models by the s.

The first Polaroid camera aimed at the popular market, the Model 20 Swinger of , was a huge success and remains one of the top-selling cameras of all time. Sign in. Advance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets.

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