The first digital camera was invented in 1974 at Kodak by electrical engineer Steve Sasson. Using high-speed conductors he managed to capture and store images with electric signals rather than photosensitive chemicals that traditonal photography used. This camera weighed 8 pounds and could only capture black and white images at 0.1 megapixel. It took 23 seconds to take the picture and another 23 seconds to display it on a tv screen! As clunky as it was, it would go onto change, not only photography, but society as a whole.

What the first digital camera looked like