If you thought the camera wars hit a fever pitch in the early 2000’s with the advent of digital camera and the ensuing megapixel wars, than friend, we’ve only just begun. Clifton Cameras, one of the most reputable camera dealers in England, put together an infographic that shows the major technology advancements of Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Fujifilm, and even the iPhone.
Camera tech is much older than 98 years of history, and there are a few missing names in the pack like Pentax, Sony, Minolta, and the venerable Leica, and scores of other companies still around (and some that have fallen), but the infographic shows you the start of of Japanese camera makers on their way to becoming the best, most dominant producers of cameras and technology.
www.cliftoncameras.co.uk has put together this well-sourced infographic which shows the rise of the Japanese camera giants and their technology race to dominate the industry, but also shows the wrench thrown in the industry with the invention of the Apple iPhone and the smartphone camera.
To see where the wars started heating up in 1917, and to read the events and developments that led up to smartphones and mirrorless cameras dominating today’s industry, check out the infographic below.