Who invented camera?


Johann Zahn designed the first camera in 1685. But the first photograph was clicked by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in the year 1814. It was thousands of years back that an Iraqi scientist Ibn- al- Haytham made a mention of this kind of a device in his book, Book of Optics in 1021. The earlier cameras were incapable of saving the images and were huge in size. The first practical photography was invented by Louis Daquerre in 1829 but he took almost 10 years to produce the effective method which was named after him as daquerreotype. All this was done in Niepce’s partnership. The process of obtaining a picture on a silver- coated copper sheet was mentioned in a booklet. Louis and Niepce’s son sold the rights of the process to the French government and soon there were number of daquerreotype studios working.

Many people then worked on improving the technology. In 1841, Henry Fox Tablot invented calotype; the process of getting number of positives from a single negative. Hamilton Smith got patent for tintypes in 1856. The year 1851 witnessed the development of wet plate negatives by Frederick Scoff Archer followed by the invention of dry plate negatives in 1879. George Eastman invented the flexible film roll in 1889. The color photography at commercial level started in the year 1940. This was the beginning of comfortable photography with a handy camera.

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32 Responses

  1. kate blu says:

    with out a camrea i would totly kill my self
    i need it

  2. kate blu says:


  3. snigdha says:

    he is a genius

  4. Orion Your Mom says:

    This Guy Was One Smart Fella . . ? Bahaha ! xD . . Well Have A Nice Day 😀

  5. Orion Your Mom says:

    This Guy Was One Smart Fella . . ? Bahaha ! xD . . Well Have A Nice Day 😀
    Bum . . ! (:

  6. Bahahaa says:

    Jeezzz He is one smart Cookie 😀 Bahahaa well goodbye

  7. Bahahaa says:

    What does Johann Zahn look like?

  8. Bazil says:

    How Does he make the CAMERA?

  9. Jen says:

    Why don’t we search him in google?

  10. Too bad they didnt have copyright back then..if not he would be a billionare.

  11. jack duda says:


  12. Tbell says:

    Just look up the name Johann Zahn and go to images you will see what he looks like.

  13. trex says:

    he is very smart…

  14. lucia martinez says:

    omg it is a toats fab invention as its always been its the uuush!!!!!!!!!

  15. meep😈😇 says:

    peanut butter!!!!!!😆

  16. Bertersner says:

    He is my father…

  17. Tia says:

    this guy is cool

  18. guess says:

    cool info I need it for my research report !! thnx 4 the info :) :-)

  19. monica says:

    omg!!!! this has hepped me soooooooooooooooooooooo much

  20. Cassim says:

    Everybody praises Johann but bigotry ignores the real genius the Iraqi Ibn Al Haytham.

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