France, Joseph Nicephore Niepce is the first person to use a camera to take a picture.
Photography was introduced by William Henry Fox Talbot with a paper-based calotype negative and salt print process.
Stereoscope is introduced, a device for viewing a pair of separate images, drawings were use first and later photographic images.
The first camera capable of continuous recording over a period of time is invented by Francis Ronalds.
The first full-color photographs are created in a laboratory by Edmond Becquerel, but they are so light-sensitive they fade while being examined.
The collodion process used for making glass negatives and tintypes is invented by Frederick Scott Archer.
Using trip-wires to trigger cameras of a galloping horse, Eadweard Muybridge first real-time movie is viewed by using a zoetrope.
Hannibal Goodwin introduces Celluloid film.
The first motion picture, Roundhay Garden Scene, made by Louis Le Prince.
The newly renamed Eastman Kodak Company makes transparent celluloid film on a roll, for 100 negatives, commercially available.
Thomas Edison’s assistant, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson develops the “kinetoscopic” motion picture camera.
The Folding Pocket Camera is introduced by Kodak.
Kodak introduces the Brownie Camera, an inexpensive user-reloadable point-and-shoot box camera.
Kodak introduces the 120 Camera film.
A 35 mm “safe motion picture film” is developed by Kodak on an acetate base, but it is discontinued by the motion picture industry after technical deficiencies in 1911.
Thomas Edison uses the “safety” film made by Kodak and introduces a 22mm home motion picture format.
The Autographic film system is introduced by Kodak.
The first dramatic feature film, The World the Flesh and the Devil, is released in color made in Kinemacolor.
Kodak uses an acetate “safety” base for its new 16mm amateur motion picture film for their Cine-Kodak cameras.
Strobe photography is invented by Harold Edgerton using the xenon flash lamp.
The Leica introduces the 35mm camera format to still photography.
Walt Disney releases the first full-color-cartoon, “Flowers and Trees”, made in Technicolor.
The first feature film made in full-color, Becky Sharp in released using “three-strip” version of Technicolor
Kodak introduces Kodachrome multi-layered color reversal film for 16mm, 8mm and 35mm in following year, and sheet film in 1938.
The View Master Model A is introduced, that uses reels of 7 stereoscope image pairs to view in 3-D on Kodachrome film.
The first Polaroid Instant Land Camera is introduced by inventor Edwin H. Land.
A 3-D movie craze is started with the low-budget polarized film Bwana Devil, the fascination for 3-D films dwindles by 1954.
Russell Kirsch makes the first digital computer acquisition of a scanned photograph of his son Walden.
The Nikon F and the AGFA Optima fully automatic camera are introduced.
The Instamatic is introduced by Kodak.
Honeywell offers the first Pentax Spotmatic camera.
Kodak creates the first, megapixel sensor, digital camera.
Kodak introduces the first Photo CD.
The first digital cameras introduced to consumers, the DC40 by Kodak, and the Quick Take 100 by Apple.
Film manufacturing competitors, Agfa Photo, Eastman Kodak, Fuji Film, and Konica presents the Advanced Photo System.
Philippe Kahn is the person to share a picture on a cell phone.
Sharp Electronics introduces the first commercially offered mobile phone with a camera, the J-Phone, capable of taking, sending, and receiving still images.
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