A digital camera is a hardware device that takes pictures like a typical camera, but retailers the image as information alternatively of printing it to film. The first digital camera was invented in 1975 by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak It mostly applied a charged-coupled device , a variety of image sensor, but initially made use of a camera tube for image capture. Digital cameras did not develop into typical customer electronic devices until the mid 1990s. Note: A digital camera may possibly be regarded as each an input and output device (at times referred to as an I/ device ) as it can each take pictures (input) and send them to your computer (output).