See How Cameras Evolved In 125 Years

A poster from Pop Chart Lab’s “A Visual Compendium of Cameras” illustrates how the camera has evolved since the original Kodak (RIP) in 1888.

The 100 most important camera models from more than 100 years of photographic history — from amateur consumer to professional models — have deviated only slightly in structure.


From the first Kodak to the HD Digital GoPro 3 cameras have become much more sophisticated for sure, but their form factor has been maintained for the most part.