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The Evolution of Electronic Photography

Mead, Carver (2001) The Evolution of Electronic Photography. In: Final program and proceedings : IS & T's PICS Conference, 54th Annual conference, April 22-25, 2001, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Society for Imaging Science and Technology , Springfield, VA, p. 2. ISBN 9780892082322. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150112-110810021

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Abstract

Silver-based photography was invented in the mid-1800s, and has existed in its modem form for over 100 years. More than 60 million film cameras will be sold this year, a larger number than for any previous year. In spite of the explosion in digital technology for other applications, digital camera technology still produces images that arc vastly inferior to film images. Recent developments in silicon image sensors have made possible the direct capture of images that exceed the quality of film images. Over the next decade, cameras based on these principles will supplant film cameras in nearly all applications. In many ways, electronic photography has gone through evolutionary steps closely paralleling those experienced in the early days of film photography. The current leading-edge technology will be discussed, with referenced to its place in the evolutionary sequence.


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