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Timeline of photography technology

The first photograph of a scene, by Niépce, 1826[1]
First photograph including a person, by Daguerre, 1838 or 1839
First color image, Maxwell, 1861
An 1877 color photo by Louis Ducos du Hauron, a French pioneer of color photography. The overlapping yellow, cyan, and red subtractive color elements can clearly be seen.
High speed photography, Muybridge, 1878
The first image scanned into a digital computer, 1957
  • 1957 – First Asahi Pentax SLR introduced.
  • 1957 – First digital image produced on a computer by Russell Kirsch at U.S. National Bureau of Standards (now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST). [1]
  • 1959 – Nikon F introduced.
  • 1959 – AGFA introduces the first fully automatic camera, the Optima.
  • 1963 – Kodak introduces the Instamatic.
  • 1964 – First Pentax Spotmatic SLR introduced.
  • 1973 – Fairchild Semiconductor releases the first large image forming CCD chip; 100 rows and 100 columns.
  • 1975 – Bryce Bayer of Kodak develops the Bayer filter mosaic pattern for CCD color image sensors.
  • 1986 – Kodak scientists invent the world's first megapixel sensor.
  • 2005 – AgfaPhoto files for bankruptcy. Production of Agfa brand consumer films ends.
  • 2006 – Dalsa produces 111 megapixel CCD sensor, the highest resolution at its time.
  • 2008 – Polaroid announces it is discontinuing the production of all instant film products, citing the rise of digital imaging technology.
  • 2009 - Kodak announces the discontinuance of Kodachrome film. [2]

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  1. ^ a b c "The First Photograph - Heliography". http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/wfp/heliography.html. Retrieved 2009-09-29. "from Helmut Gernsheim's article, "The 150th Anniversary of Photography," in History of Photography, Vol. I, No. 1, January 1977: ... In 1822, Niépce coated a glass plate ... The sunlight passing through ... This first permanent example ... was destroyed ... some years later." 

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