Kodak DCS 400 series - the first Digital SLR System
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People don't realize that Kodak was always at the forefront of digital imaging and digital camera technology. Almost sad what has happened to the company in the 21st century.
In 1982-1990 Kodak introduced the Disc cameras ( KODAK Disc 2000/4000/6000/8800 Camera , 1982; 3500 (1983); 3100/4100/6100 (1984); HAWKEYE Disc 7000 Camera/KODAK Tele Disc Camera/Tele CHALLANGER Disc/ (1985); 3600/CHALLENGER Disc Camera/MEDALIST I/II Disc Camera (special edition). In one way or another, these Disc cameras formed the basis for digital imaging as they are not entirely considered as conventional film-based cameras. In 1986, Kodak invented the world's first megapixel sensor, capable of recording 1.4 million pixels that could produce a 5 x 7-inch digital output in print. An interesting development in the market was in 1994 where the Japanese electronic giant first demonstrate their Digital Still camera that uses CCD as the medium. The Sony Marvica-Series, uses 1.4 MB Floppy Diskette as storage medium.Lastly, after losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak left the instant camera business in 1986.