Polytechnic

The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

The first digital camera

In December of 1975, after a year of piecing together a bunch of new technology in a back lab at the Elmgrove Plant in Rochester, we were ready to try it. “It” being a rather odd-looking collection of digital circuits that we desperately tried to convince ourselves was a portable camera.

The story behind the world’s first digital camera