August 7, 2014
Steve Sasson, inventor of the digital camera, speaks to students during Camp Invention.
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Inventor of digital camera visits Camp Invention.
Steve Sasson was just 25 years old and beginning to work his way up at the Eastman Kodak Company when he got an assignment from his supervisor: build an electronic camera using a charge coupled device. The result — U.S. patent number 4,131,919 — earned Sasson induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for what is known today as the digital camera.