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Steve Sasson gives lecture on the digital camera
- Published 12th September 2012
In his first public lecture in the United Kingdom Steve Sasson HonFRPS, who is widely credited as the inventor of the digital camera, gave the Hurter and Driffield Memorial Lecture on Monday, 10 September. Sasson who worked for the Eastman Kodak Company developed a digital camera in 1975 and held a packed room enthralled as he related how he developed the camera and described subsequent work on commercialising the digital camera.
Sasson was presented with the H&D medal by The Society’s President Roy Robertson HonFRPS. The evening was a joint presentation between The Society, the National Media Museum and The Society’s Historical Group.
The Hurter and Driffield Memorial Lecture was initiated in 1918 by The Society in recognition of the pioneering work undertaken by Ferdinand Hurter and Vero Driffield in the field of photographic sensitometry. The lecture series has been revived by The Society’s Historical Group and this was the first of the new series. It will be held biannually.
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