Shutter Secrets: 18 Revealing Facts About Cameras

1NightShot camera

NightShot camera

In 1998, Sony had to modify all cameras sold with a 'NightShot' feature due to a bug that allowed the camera to see under people's clothing. This led to huge interest in affected models of the cameras.



Digital camera and DSLR's have a 30-minute recording limit to avoid the EU tax on high-end video cameras.

3Mysterious camera

Mysterious camera

In 1989, a Michigan farmer found a camera attached to balloons in his field. It contained images of what appeared to be a mutilated corpse, sparking a yearlong FBI investigation. It turned out to be footage for Nine Inch Nails' first music video, filmed 200 miles away.



Interstellar has the most footage ever shot using 15/70mm IMAX cameras for a film, and, due to the film industry's rapid conversion to digital projection formats, it will potentially be the last feature film ever to be projected on 15/70mm IMAX film.

5Kodak's digital camera

Kodak's digital camera

Kodak's first digital camera was made in the mid-70s. It recorded the images to a cassette tape, and took 23 seconds to save the file.

6Gameboy Camera

Gameboy Camera

When the Gameboy Camera was originally released, it was entered into the 1999 Guinness book of records "for being the world's smallest digital camera."

7Canon EF 1200mm lens

Canon EF 1200mm lens

Canon EF 1200mm lens is an extremely rare camera lens manufactured by Canon. It has 1200mm focal length and it cost $180,000 in 2015.

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8Leica APO-Telyt-R

Leica APO-Telyt-R

There is a custom-made $2 million Leica Lens (Leica APO-Telyt-R) owned by a guy in Qatar, but no photos have ever been published to prove its ability.

9Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera

Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera

Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera was accused of racist face-detection software. When Asian faces were photographed, a message would pop up on the camera screen asking, "Did someone blink?"

10MIT's camera

MIT's camera

A team at MIT has created a camera that can capture 1 trillion frames per second, enough to see light travel in slow motion.

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