BRUSH UP ON YOUR FACTS

Posted on March 31, 2012

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The most expensive camera in the world named “Daguerreotype” is 168-year-old and belongs to a US-based scholar and was inherited from his father, a technical photography professor at Munich University. The starting bid is $132,000.

The first digital camera offered to consumers was only 1.4 mega-pixels and cost around $10,000.

The owner of Kodak (George Eastman) named his company after the sound the he thought the camera shutter made

The oldest camera was sold at the auction in Vienna in 2007, setting all-time overall record and having become the most expensive camera ever sold at auction. Rarity called “Daguerrotype SussesFreres” was sold for nearly eight hundred thousand U.S. dollars. The starting price was 100 000 euros.

The World’s first Human Portrait – In 1839, Robert Cornelius, a Dutch chemist who immigrated to Philadelphia, took a daguerreotype portrait of himself outside of his family’s store and made history: he made the world’s first human photograph!

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