A Snapshot of the Camera’s History

From Leicas to iPhones

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A poster from Pop Chart Lab’s “A Visual Compendium of Cameras” illustrates how the camera has evolved since the original Kodak (RIP) in 1888.

The 100 most important camera models from more than 100 years of photographic history — from amateur consumer to professional models — have deviated only slightly in structure.

Even the iPhone, which isn’t considered a camera but is the most popular form of photography today, is catalogued.

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Courtesy of Pop Chart Lab
6 comments
dlcarrasco
dlcarrasco

In 1969, i was 18 years old... my first SLR, was a Yashica TL...!!!

JoaquimInverno
JoaquimInverno

The iPhone is much more relevant to photography than any Nokia phone will ever be, and everyone values it as a phone that takes really good photos, it's one of its main feautures, it has had an impact in photography and people have embraced it as way of carrying a "camera" everywhere, plus you can't say all Nokia phones have good cameras, since the iPhone 4, all iPhone can produce good shots! so stop hating and start thinking.

GiulioGambino
GiulioGambino

there is something wrong: several cameras with the same technology and technical innovation level, there are not large format cameras (only 35mm, 6x6 and 6x9). But the most important consideration is that cellphones (not only apple products) have cameras built in, but THEY ARE NOT CAMERAS ANYWAY!

RicardoArangoRestrepo
RicardoArangoRestrepo

So, there are none of the nokia's revolutionary Phone cameras, but you dare putting IPhone's camera?