Who invented the modern camera?
it was only in 1855 that you could get a photo of you taken and printed properly but this doesn't mean that you could not take a photograph earlier.in the year 1817 a gentleman inventor named NicÃ©phore NiÃ©pce made a small and primitive camera from which he succeeded to take a partial photo of low quality.this was the birth of our everyday camera
The first cameras would have been the camera obscurer. There was mention of one in 1039 AD by an Arabian scholar Alhazen In 1550 a lens was fitted to into the hole of a camera obscurer. Over the years following various items were added such as a diaphragm to sharpen up the image and a mirror was added to make the image to make the images upright. From about 1676 a portable camera was available. It was in the 1800s that the first practical camera came about. in 1826 Freenchman Nicephore Niepce used a camera obscurer for photography fir the first time. 1856 saw the first camera that took small images of live subjects. George Eastman an American produced the first box 'brownie' hand held camera that the public bought.
it was only in 1855 that you could get a photo of you taken and printed properly but this doesn't mean that you could not take a photograph earlier.in the year 1817 a gentleman inventor named Nic
He developed the pinhole camera and the photographic process that started photography today. So he sort of invented the "modern" camera, but many people have contributed over the years to create different types of cameras. A man named "Alhazen" invented the first pinhole camera in the middle ages, Niepce just developed it. http://inventors.about.com/od/pstartinventions/a/stilphotography.htm