WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CAMERA
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What is the most expensive camera in the world?
It seems that photographic
technology is making more and more strides every day. First there was the
digital camera, then they were installed into every cell phone, and who knows
where it will take us tomorrow! With all of these new advancements, it’s
understandable to think that the most expensive camera is a super-digital,
super-zoom, super-modern camera. But nothing could be farther from the truth. In
fact, the most expensive camera dates back to the 1800s.
It was Jacques Mande Daguerre that first invented
the daguerreotype camera. These types of cameras place an image onto a silver
surface that’s been completely polished. The problem with these cameras was that
they couldn’t reproduce images very practically or very cost-effectively. It was
because of this that the daguerreotype camera only lasted for one decade before
they became obsolete.
One of these daguerreotype cameras was sold in May
2007 at an auction. At that time it was sold for approximately $775,000 USD.
This particular camera was created by Susse Freres, from France in 1839. Not
only was this camera extremely beautiful, with a box frame made of only the
finest wood, and that slid back and forth, but it also is the oldest
commercially made camera as well. These were just two of the reasons that the
camera was so coveted at auction.
A Daguerreotype Camera