ITS Capstone Project
Amanda Vanneste
Shin-Ping Tucker
Spring 2017


In the year 1839, Louis Daguerre, a French artist developed a process to actually store the projected image forever on a shiny mirror finished copper plate treated with chemicals. This was the first time an object was made to be light sensitive to capture information on it and store it forever by treating it with chemicals.

In the year 1900, The Reise Camera changed the bulky, boxy stigma cameras carried. This was the world’s first truly portable camera, with its ability to be folded into a compact shape and being extremely light weight as compared to other models available on the market

In the year 1975, Steven Sasson of Kodak, developed the world’s first digital camera. This invention showed the camera industry a glimpse into the future, with everything being digitized and things being done at less time. However, it wasn’t until 1991 when the first digital camera was made available on the market at a hefty price tag of $13,000.

Sharp introduced a cell phone in the year 2000 which had a tiny camera installed on the back panel and which could shoot, process and display photos on the cell phone display instantly.

With the invention of the Apple iPhone in the year 2007, digital cameras in cell phones got a new life. The iPhone camera had superb imaging technology and delivered great photos in every lighting condition.

With HD HERO, GoPro introduced a camera that was able to shoot videos at 1080p and could be taken along with you on mountain biking, surfing or any other adventurous sport that you can think of.