[singlepic=188,300,,,right]I bet you never knew who created the world’s first digital Camera. It was Kodak. I also bet you can’t guess when it was created. 1975. Crazy, eh?
So it wasn’t the most beautiful camera you ever saw. And it didn’t have a comfortable hand grip. But it’s a prototype, it’s not supposed to be so refined. Besides, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen the pictures of the import hardware (you’ll have to read the article for that gem).
A patent was issued for the technology, but it was decades ahead of its time. Sasson kept the prototype as he moved around the company, but Kodak didn’t publicly acknowledge the creation of the world’s first digicam until 2001.