We tend to think of
the digital imaging revolution assomething thathappened in the early 2000s.
It is true that the
displacement of filmprimarily happened from 2000 and on…3025201510 5 0 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Number of film and digital cameras sold in the United States.
The Associated Press made the
following comment about the camera: “An 8-pound, toaster-size contraption, which captured a black-and-white image on a digital cassette tape at a resolution of .01 megapixel."
"It sounds like it (the
digital camera) couldgive us more speed, more time to do theselection and cropping of photographs andless time just doing the technical productionof it.“// Ralph Langer, Dallas Morning News 1984
"Electronic photography is going to
replacethe silver image. We are going to have to havean understanding of how to edit pictures, howpictures are stored electronically and how toedit them electronically." // Charles Scott, Photojournalism educator
"When the electronic camera, and
all that goes with it, is finally in our hands -- and it will be -- it will not be because we have sought it out, but because we are no longer left with a choice.“Ed Breen, News Photographer in 1982
6 million pixel resolution is
good enough for most applications. The perception of colour is more important than the perception of sharpness. Kodak, 1996
In an article titled “Cameras
go digital: Prices for filmless cameras are falling fast” from 1996 states:“One day in the not-too-distant future your point-and-shoot camera may go the way of the home movie camera and record turntable”.